Author: lindseywebs

He was an unrecognized genius.

Finding blogs to follow for my #zerotohero challenge. Liking this gal.

King of States!

It’s the shortest day of the year! Which is awesome, because that means tomorrow is NOT the shortest day of the year, and eventually it will begin staying light past two in the afternoon.

As my father would have said, “We’re going into the gravy!” Which on one hand makes little to no sense, but on the other is immediately understood by everyone. It’s like a Zen anti-koan. (Also, who doesn’t like gravy?) Genius.

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Day Three: What’s On Your Mind?

When I sat down at my MacBook and typed in the URL “wordpress.com”, I had no idea what I was doing or where I would start. That was a few years ago. I then moved over to Blogger on Gmail and started posting my poetry because I wanted a place to post and share with my friends. I think I was intimidated by WordPress because I was unsure of the navigation of the site and of all the different places to click and wordage I didn’t understand. I recently came back to WordPress and I am happy I did. As an artistic person I enjoy being able to make my blog look the way I want it to, to such fine detail. I’m having a lot of fun learning about different aspects of this site that make my blog so personalized and interesting (like linking my Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc). Zero to Hero is the reason I am learning it.

The time I am choosing to elaborate on is when I came back to WordPress for the second time, which was two days ago. I am a singer just trying to make it in this new-fangled, technology-driven world. I have very much ignored the fact that you basically need to be visible everywhere on social media to even begin to grab the attention of venues, record labels, managers, etc. A few of my friends over the years have told me that I need a blog. The idea of writing down my thoughts and sharing them terrified me, though. I suppose I was either afraid that people wouldn’t care or, worse, that they would think I was crazy for what goes on inside my head. But it’s not about spilling the beans of the deepest part of your soul. I mean, you can do that, but it’s also about grabbing readers attention and sharing interesting or engaging things. It’s about discovering other blogs and seeing what other people think are engaging. It’s amazing how many interesting people there are in the blogging world. And the more I blog, the more comfortable I become with that. It even gives me new ideas about things to post.

I am very glad I feel more comfortable with blogging, WordPress, and putting my thoughts into the world. The reason I am here is to share with my fans, friends, people out there who stumble upon what I write, and to hopefully gain some new fans and friends in the process. There is a person here behind all the music and the girl on stage with thoughts, opinions, questions, ideas and a lot more. It’s nice to meet you all.

Day One: Introduce Yourself

I am new to blogging (well, relatively…I think a few failed attempts over the past two years of posting on a regular basis still considers me “new” at this). I created this blog yesterday because a trusted friend told me how much better Worpress is than what I was already using. As I poked around the site, I found the “Zero to Hero” challenge and read a little more. I liked what I saw, so here I go!

Day One: Introduce Yourself

Who I Am:

The name’s Lindsey, last name Webster. I am a young lady of twenty-five years (at least for the next twelve days). I hail from the small town artist-colony of Woodstock, NY. I moved here when I was two-months-old with my mother and father and this is where we stayed. I have always been involved in the arts (I think it has something to do with growing up in Woodstock). I was in elementary school when I started playing the cello. I have always been a singer and had a passion for that, but most of my younger years were focused on my instrument. In ninth grade, though, we moved from Woodstock to a small town where music was not offered in schools. I did not own a cello, so that was basically the end to taking cello seriously. So I started singing much more than I was before. In the absence of playing cello, my musical-self needed an outlet, still.

In 2009 I met Keith Slattery (who would later become my partner) at a karaoke scene in Woodstock, NY. He asked whether or not I had been performing, which I had not been, and said that he could get me some gigs. Now, four years later, we have a successful band with a large following in the Hudson Valley and beyond, we have released my debut CD, and are currently working on my second CD (among many other amazing things that have happened for us in the years between- like playing with Michael Bolton in NYC and having Sting tell me I’m awesome).

Okay, now that you (loosely) know who I am…

Why I Am Here:

I have chosen to blog for a few reasons. I love writing and sharing my thoughts, so it’s the perfect avenue for that. I also want to give my current and future fans a look into what goes on behind the scenes. When I was younger, if I would’ve had blogs and Facebook and Twitter with all of these ways to stay so connected with the people I looked up to, I would’ve been thrilled. It is a great way to let people feel included and in-the-know. I also hope it will help in building my fan base.

I have two blogs. This one is geared towards my writing, while my other blog, Music: My Heart. My Dream. My Life., is my music blog, where I will post interviews, behind-the-scenes pics and videos, and general music stuff. By the end of 2014, I want a shit-load of followers for both of my blogs, and hopefully, new fans. And, most importantly, I want to have shared all of the experiences that are amazing this year, like I wish I had last year.