Since officially beginning my music history blog “Behind The Grooves” in October of 2011, it has grown from just a handful of followers to over 20,000 strong to my page here on Tumblr.
I’m struggling to keep myself afloat financially, so I am making an appeal to my followers for donations. I’m also looking to publish my writing in book form, hopefully in the not too distant future. So I am trying to raise funds to make that happen.
Donations of any size are greatly appreciated. Anyone that would like to contribute can do so by clicking on the link at: PayPal.Me/jharris1228
Behind The Grooves is creating Music blog | Patreon:
I’d like to direct followers to my page on Patreon, and encourage you to support the blog by becoming a sponsor. That can be done for as little as $5 a month, or more if you like. In the mean time, I will not be updating this page but will leave it up for the time being.
Dear Tumblr Followers,
After eight plus years of posting the Behind The Grooves music blog here, I feel like I’ve reached a crossroads. The blog has experienced exponential growth in terms of people who follow and read it daily, over the last few years. But in recent months there has been a substantial leveling off, and slowing down of that growth.
While I deeply appreciate the positive feedback in terms of comments, likes and reshares of my work, I feel like I’m in a deep rut.
Unfortunately, likes and re-shares haven’t gotten me any closer to my goal of seeing this writing moving to other media (i.e. physical book or e-book form).
Though I’ve received a handful of donations from generous followers, my attempts at fundraising here have largely fallen on deaf ears. With over 22,000 + followers worldwide, only about a dozen people have ever donated. And with Tumblr not having any other method of generating revenue like banner advertising or sponsorship, I’m a loss as what to do next.
As a last resort, I’m seriously considering deleting this blog from here. If anyone can offer some sound advice as to what I can do to take this thing to the next level, I’d greatly appreciate it.
Thank you for your enthusiasm and support,
When I started this blog here in October of 2011, it was to indulge and share my passion for music with others. In just a few years, “Behind The Grooves” has grown from just a handful of followers to over 21,000 here on Tumblr alone. These posts require extensive research and many hours to write and edit, and are the product of my own personal diligence and dedication.
Presently, I’m unemployed and struggling to keep myself afloat financially. I am making an appeal to my followers for donations. I’m also looking to publish my writing (in hard copy and or in e-book form), and am trying to raise the funds to make that happen.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Anyone that can make a donation, can do so by clicking on the link at: PayPal.Me/jharris1228
I greatly appreciate any support you can give. Every bit helps!! Thank you!!