A great way to pad out a piece of music is to compose 2 bars and then transpose those bars to 3 different keys. Then you have 8 bars of music. Do this twice, then make a variation on your previous work, and you have 32 bars.
I’m launching two new websites today: Thripp Photography 2010 and iseeafish.com. Thripp 2010 reuses what used to be the Thripp.com development blog, and iseeafish.com is an online comic about dating and relationships.
For the next 20 weeks I will post one pre-2010 photo per weekday on Thripp Photography, one 2010 photo per weekday on Thripp.com, one musical composition per weekday on ComposersJourney.com, and one comic per day on iseeafish.com. I already have 8 weeks of photos prepared in advanced and 4 weeks of comics. Composing music will be the hardest part. It takes 10 times as long to write a piece of music as it does to prepare a photograph or write a comic. I have nothing planned for the weekends, but I may write something from time to time.
In all I will post 200 photos, 100 compositions, and 100 comics from 2010-08-16 through 2010-12-31. I’m calling this project “Thripp 2010.” I am also planning on releasing four albums on ComposersJourney.com. Today I released my first CD, Inferno.
The photo for Thripp 2010 is “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and the theme is “Inspired Creativity.” The photo “Bridge Over Troubled Water” will be posted to Thripp Photography 2010 on 2010-08-24. My objectives are:
1. Get 50,000 absolute unique visitors in total for the three sites (track with Google Analytics).
2. Earn $2000 in Google AdSense revenues (including other sites such as Th8.us).
3. Increase the Alexa ranking of Thripp.com to 40,000.
Getting 50,000 unique visitors will be about a 10% increase over what I get currently. In the past four and a half months, I’ve made $1570 from Google AdSense, so I will have to increase my income by 22%. My Alexa ranking is about 70,000 now, but for the past month only it is 54,000. I will have to increase traffic from visitors using the Alexa toolbar by 26% compared to the past month, and sustain it for the months of October, November, and December. Since Alexa only counts the past three months, whatever happens in September or the remainder of August doesn’t matter.
For the first time in three years of on-and-off blogging, I am going to play this game dead seriously. If I don’t commit myself fully, I will never be able to make enough money to live comfortable from only my websites. Starting tomorrow, you’re going to see some serious shit.
Today, I am releasing my first album of the music I’ve posted here titled “Inferno” after my piece of the same name. Check it out!