All my life there were two things that I wanted to do with my life. One was to become a prominent jazz musician in my hometown of Toronto and hopefully out of that forge a worldwide career. The other is excelling in my talents and gifts as a writer/critic for my popular blog post “The Conrad Gayle Review”.
2015 happened to be a big one for the success of the Conrad Gayle review. In December, the blog reached an astounding 20,000 views and counting. The content seemed to get exponentially large by posting over 140 articles ranging from concert reviews, CD reviews, food reviews, cultural phenomenon, and theological discourses. My goal through my blog is to provide an intelligent, thought-provoking (and at times) humourous approach to the blog, and I feel that 2016 will just be about as big as it could get.
Sometimes the blog will be busy for weeks, and then not busy for weeks. At times I would go through writers block and bouts of depression which deplete my creative juices from flowing. But through it all, I am astounded and blessed by God at the modest success created by this blog, and it is only going to get better and better as the time goes by.
I normally don’t like asking anybody for money, but my vision and goal for blogging and music is to do this as a lucrative full time career. I don’t see myself doing anything else but working in these two streams, and making sure that I get a lucrative means of living from doing it all. I have a mound of CD’s that I want to review. I have restaurants and concerts that I would love to profile. But it all takes money to make things happen.
This is why I am asking everyone. If you enjoy this blog and are among the thousands of people that check it out on a daily basis, then please consider making a contribution of ANY amount towards the cause of my blogging and artistic efforts in Toronto. You can find the “Donate” button on the right side of the blog to make an easy PayPal contribution.
However, I just want to take this time to thank you all for making “The Conrad Gayle Review” become a great success as much as I enjoy providing content for all who are willing to read.
Take care and blessings,