Note: I realize this is not what you would typically expect from Bad Boy Blog. So, please feel free to skip this post. I expect to have some thoughts to share about the Norfolk show, as well as some photos and (maybe) video soon enough. Thank you.
I think most readers probably realize this, but if not: I am a big fan of Diddy
. A big fan. How big? Well, ask yourself this question: if you could choose one musical act that you would like to see perform in person, dead or alive, who would it be? For me, it would be Diddy.
I have (seemingly) every musical recording he's ever produced or performed on, with a substantial (legally obtained) collection of music that spans digital, cassette, CD and vinyl. If you sit down and chart out my music listening habits on my Last.fm profile
and dive deeper than the very basic summary statistics they provide, you will see that I listen to songs featuring Diddy more than any other act (and it's not even close).
I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on music featuring Diddy or released by Bad Boy Records, clothing from Sean John, numerous Diddy-related products and countless pieces of memorabilia. With the hope that I am not starting to sound like a crazy fan, I would also say that he's an inspiration to me on a personal and professional
level, as well.
I have been a fan of him for 14 years, since 1997 when I was 12 years old. But, until last Sunday, I had never seen him live. I wasn't old enough, he didn't tour near me, whatever the reason. Diddy only rarely tours.
As you may know, today is April Fools Day and, as has become tradition around here, I participated by announcing that Bad Boy would change it's name to Good Boy
Our logo was changed to the one embedded below and I did really register the domain name goodboyblog.com
and it does really redirect to this website.
I hope that everyone had a fun day. Thank you for visiting Bad Boy Blog.
I was down at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive for the past week and that is why there has been no new articles during this span. We'll resume coverage shortly, but I wanted to be sure to mention that on Monday, Bad Boy Blog celebrated five years online
I'd like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who supports what we do here. I launched this site because it was the site I wanted as a Bad Boy fan and that is where our responsibility first lies - to fans. I have a responsibility to provide accurate, fair coverage and work hard, every day, to ensure that that standard is met.
Thank you to the people in and around Bad Boy, and it's artists and ventures, who understand this and the importance of it - the importance of that independence and our responsibility to cover all stories. Not just the positive ones.
Thank you for reading this and for visiting Bad Boy Blog.
October through January were hectic months around here. With the release of "Last Train to Paris"
and various professional
and personal endeavors, I have had my head down, focused for the last few months. Sorry about that.
Due to this, we have only covered the bigger stories or the stories that happened to hit my proverbial desk. But, I didn't want you to miss out on the stories that we would normally cover. So, I have prepared a series of "news you might have missed" posts that I will be publishing over the next few days. These posts will consist of news items that were temporarily skipped, organized by article or topic, that I felt were still worth mentioning.
Thank you for reading Bad Boy Blog.
Thank you for visiting Bad Boy Blog.
On Tuesday, January 25 at (around - might be a bit before or after) 4 PM ET (GMT -5), I will be moving Bad Boy Blog to a new server. There will be some downtime associated with this. It's unclear how much, but hoping for as little as possible.
Thank you for your time and understanding.
We're nearing the end of 2010 and so I wanted to take a moment to wish you a happy holiday season and a happy, healthy and successful 2011!
I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who supports this site. This includes everyone who appreciates what Bad Boy Blog stands for, regularly reads it and subscribes, everyone who comments thoughtfully and everyone who shares our stories with their friends via Twitter, Facebook or some other means. I really appreciate you
As I mentioned back in July
, I will be attending BlogWorld & New Media Expo
in Las Vegas. Due to this, coverage may be light here for the next week or so.
I may still post some news, especially if anything particularly noteworthy breaks, but otherwise, I just wanted to make sure that my regular readers were aware.
Thank you for your understanding and support of Bad Boy Blog.
For the second consecutive year, I've partnered with BlogWorld & New Media Expo
to promote the event on the iFroggy Network
I have attended and spoke at the conference for the last two years and I believe it to be one of the most beneficial
blogging, social and new media based conferences that exists today. I'm glad to be back this year to attend and speak once again as the event moves to Mandalay Bay
(where I hope to be staying).
If you create content online or market yourself online in any way, the event is definitely worth checking out, whether you are a blogger, podcaster, online writer, digital or new media person at a label or marketing company, an artist or just someone who wants to improve their efforts online through social and new media.
As part of our partnership, they have provided me with a coupon code that will get you 20% off of any BlogWorld & New Media Expo pass. Through September 16, this will include the already discounted rates. But, the code will be good right up until the start of the conference
. The code to use is IFROGGYVIP.
Over the next 9 days or so, we'll have a bit of a coverage hiatus here at Bad Boy Blog. There may be some news, here and there, but not at the normal rate. We'll be back in action after that period.
Thank you for your understanding and for reading Bad Boy Blog.
Toward the end of April, I highlighted a story
from my personal blog
about unethical content scraping practices of Global Grind
, a social news/blog network hybrid site.
I'm happy to be able to say that I have written a long update to this story and Global Grind has addressed these issues. You can read more on my personal blog