OK, I admit it. I tend to do stupid things like
- burn both ends of the candle
- double book my schedule
- forget to eat because I'm so focused on getting something accomplished.
And I blame music for it. Why? Because even as I type this, the song "Zzyxx Rd." by Stone Sour plays in my head. and the lyrics go:
I don't know how else to put this - It's taken me so long to do this I'm falling asleep and I can't see straight My muscles feel like a melee - My body's curled in a U-shape I put on my best but I'm still afraid Propped up by lies and promises - Saving my place as life forgets Maybe it's time I saw the world I'm only here for a while - But patience is not my style And I'm so tired that I gotta go What am I supposed to hide now? What am I suppose to do? Did you really think I wouldn't see this through Tell me I should stick around for you Tell me I could have it all I'm still too tired to care and I gotta go I get to go home in one week - But I'm leaving home in three weeks They throw me a bone just to pick me dry
I'm following suit and directions - I crawl up inside for protection I'm told what to do and I don't know why I'm over existing in limbo - I'm over the myths and placebos I don't really mind if I just fade away I'm ready to live with my family - I'm ready to die in obscurity 'Cause I'm so tired that I gotta go Oh, where am I supposed to hide now? What am I supposed to do? You still don't think I'm going see this through Tell me I'm a part of history Tell me I can have it all I'm still too tired to care and I gotta go
and...outro... Disclaimer: I take no credit for this song, Mr. Corey Taylor deserves all credit for the lyrics. But when I play the song in my head, it all makes perfect sense to me. Through the last few days and weeks I been burning both ends of the candle, realizing I forgot to eat... forgot to take my medicine... still to tired to care and I gotta go. But looking at the accomplishments to date with Creation Station, it's something I'd do allover again.
One week into the new look on the website, and it's gaining even more momentum than before. Proof is in the pudding: Website analysis report:
- 736 site visits in the last 30 days.
- 82% of those 736 visits: new visitors
Traffic has increased 36% since the new site launch, and we're not done yet! Part of our growth involved bringing in swag to fill up the SWAG SHOP, and within 12 hours of announcing our first order of hoodies... we were in a position where we had to double the order the next day.
Simply put, the growth and demand is saying we're on the right path and we're not done yet! Yes, the rumors are true - we are in the final stages of development with a mobile app that works with Fox News, HOT 108 JAMZ, CALM Radio, and more than 50,000 stations around the world. In addition, we are in discussions with others to provide artists with even more exposure. But that's next month's announcement!
"If you're not growing, you're dying" Words can not be more true when spoken in the business world. In the world of entertainment, there's always a business side to it as well. Just as artists need to grow in their skills, hone their craft, and let their project grow to be heard, we as fans of the arts must support local, embrace their creations, and share amongst one another. Critique if you must, but without negativity. As there are many other like me who work tirelessly to finish what they started, to perfect their craft, and make it just the way they envision. Tell me I'll go down in history, tell me I can have it all. Still too tired to care and I gotta go.
Stay creative my friends.