MY TOP 30: Year 1 & Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! – OUTRO
As I stated in the INTRO, the point of this was to document the 3 years of popolio from September 15, 2008 to September 15, 2011. I think it’s important to document and celebrate yourself (in a venture or project like this) especially since in a lot of cases no one is going to do it for you. I’ve put a lot of time, passion, and fire into this, so I wanted to do these countdowns for myself most of all. That said, I do hope people were keeping up with, reading, viewing, and revisiting these posts with me. You don’t do a blog to read it to yourself. Or at least I don’t.
I think 3 years is a good place to stop and is a good bulk of work that can speak for itself. popolio has seen some form or iteration since 2008, so the concept has existed for 3 years and I’ve steadily been working on it all that time. The first version exists at http://popolio.wordpress.com/, which is still a live site and is where I pulled the posts for the Year 1 countdown from. Feel free to check out all the other Year 1 posts that were not on the countdown there.
As I also said in the INTRO:
In Year 2 the site moved to a new server. I was working with someone through Year 2, but then we hit a wall and experienced some creative differences. Hence, I have no way to document Year 2.
Because of those creative differences, I created the current site at http://realpopolio.wordpress.com/ and renamed it THE REAL popolio, for obvious reasons.
So, apologies to all the artists that were featured during Year 2 that would have shown up on a Year 2 countdown. I do think there is something magical about only focusing on the first year and the last year; the beginning and the end. There’s some synergy there, I think. Let me reiterate that rankings were based on internal WordPress.com stats for the popolio sites. It was about how many hits (visits) each post received; not my personal choices.
Felt like I bit off more than I could chew with 2 concurrent countdowns and 30 posts each (plus INTRO and OUTRO), but we got through. Seems like Year 1 was dominated by music videos from the monthly MY TOP 10 countdowns and Year 3 was more about interviews (pop quiz and Questions for features). In Year 3, I did stop doing the MY TOP 10 feature and did focus more on interviews, so it makes sense. Austin, El Paso, Texas, and the world were all well-represented. As were pop, hip hop, R&B, Latin, and dance. That’s how I like it. If you go to the about tab, popolio is…, you’ll see popolio was always meant to be a hodgepodge. Mission accomplished.
Hope you enjoyed. There it went! ‘Nuff said.
freddie beat aka Freddie Rodriguez
THE REAL popolio creator/editor