My mp3 blogging (continued)

I think some of you may have misinterpreted my post from this morning

I do intend to continue to blog about music on this blog and when I do I’ll certainly imbed a mp3 for those who like to sample the music

But I am posting an mp3 almost every day on tumblr. As do others like Bijan, Joelaz, Rach, and several others. Its become a great little music community that I enjoy being part of.

I’d link out to their tumblogs so you can check out their music too if you’d like. But I am posting this on my blackberry so I can’t

The good news is that a reader has hacked together a streampad style player that will aggregate all my tumblr mp3 posts and I will put it on the sidebar next to streampad

So this blog is not going silent. Sorry if I gave the wrong impression about that. Its just that I am music blogging elsewhere these days and I wanted you all to know that


Comments (Archived):

  1. Jackson Miller

    What about using something solely for mp3 blogging and then aggregating that in tumblr too? It just seems wrong to have new content posted directly to a personal aggregator. I follow you on Twitter and read your blog via RSS. I don’t want to sort through a bunch of duplicate content on tumblr in order to get the music stuff.I wonder if would be good for the music stuff. You can post mp3s and it is very community focused.

    1. fredwilson

      I realize this is a problem and am working on the solution.Thanks for the feedbackFred

      1. atduskgreg

        If I may be so immodest, I would suggest using my site as an easy way to publish an mp3 blog that you can then re-syndicate to your tumblr (and anywhere else you want). lets you search for music and listen to the songs that other people are talking about. Then, when you find something you like, you can write a post about it right there on the page and we’ll send your post to your own mp3 blog either on (mine’s here: ) or your existing tumblr or blogger blog (mine’s here: ). We use an embedded player so your readers can listen right in line and provide mp3 permalinks so the ones who want can download the tracks for offline listening. I think it might be just what you’re looking for…

  2. Guest

    Fred, do you find the 5mb mp3 maximum on Tumblr restrictive? Maybe they shut it off for you, not sure but at 192 most of my mp3 files are larger than 5mb which complicates things on Tumblr for me…

    1. fredwilson

      My mp3 posting policy is to downgrade posted mp3s to 128. I sometimes forget but most of my mp3s are at that bitrateI do this so streaming is encouraged but download is dicouragedI support tumbr’s position as it encourages posters to similarly downgrade bitrateI realize its a bit more work but itunes makes it pretty easy to do thisFred

      1. Guest

        I’ll have to check out iTunes to see how they help downgrade to 128. Embarrassed to say, I’ve never used the service before… Thanks for the feedback! Marc got back to me incidentally and told me that they were addressing my date stamp challenges, thanks for hearing me out on that!