While both of us enjoy writing, there was some relief in stopping our blogs. I'm sure for some people blogging comes easily. But for me, the act of posting things about myself online feels nothing short of courageous. Aside from the fear of the wrath of the grammar police, there's all the doubt and questions: How do I come across to strangers who read this? Is this even interesting to anyone? And the most dreaded question of all: WHAT AM I GOING TO POST?!?!? In short, maintaining an online presence is a bit of work.
And so it is with Tree to Grow.
Contrary to what we may have led you to believe, we do have other interests besides The Lone Bellow. Sure, it would be nice to do nothing but follow the band around to every show, but we kind of like our day-to-day lives too. They are not exciting, but fulfilling, and sometimes we just need the mundane. So we've been a little quiet lately. Winter has finally ended, and instead of letting ourselves be bogged down with the aforementioned doubts and questions of blogging, we have been ignoring our laptops and even (gasp!!) The Lone Bellow in favor of genuine sunshine. Truthfully, for the past few weeks our site has been just a little thought in our minds. “We'll get around to posting again eventually...”
Then I woke up this morning thinking about the weekend. Tomorrow we will make the trek to North Adams to see the band perform at Mass MoCA. And just like every other time there is a Lone Bellow show on the horizon, I am crazy excited! I just can't wait for tomorrow to get here! It feels like it has been a long time since we've seen the band (it hasn't), and they are always worth the wait. Of course, there's really no putting into words what the experience of seeing them live is like, but somehow we keep trying. We don't know what will become of this blog over the long run. We've questioned whether fan sites are even relevant in this day and age. But we do know we love that band so very much, and we will continue to support them in whatever ways we can.