This is the 5,000th post of this Power of Pop website that was revamped on WordPress in 2008.
A lot has happened in those 9 years and even though it does seem as if the years have flown by, my life is definitely not the same as it was back then.
In 2008, I was still working a full-time job as a lawyer and hating every minute. I was constantly stressed from the deadlines and the long working hours (sometimes 14- 16 hours!) and my boss was a nightmare to work with.
A year later, I had taken the plunge and quit without any safety net but here I am, by the grace of God, still standing and moving forward …
Power of Pop has undergone many changes itself as I had brought numerous writers to help out and then decided to keep it to my own writing but still always open to contributors.
I am glad to say that in the last couple of years, the daily unique visitors have risen from 150 to almost 400 and I am thankful to everyone who has kindly supported us.
Power of Pop has never been about money – although of course, we would never turn down any revenue that is earned in the right way i.e. no compromises.
Our aim has always been to shine a light on the kind of music we love and highlight the under-the-radar practitioners of the same.
Which has meant lately, a tighter focus on what should be featured on this website. Power of Pop needs to stand for something, and we hope that we have met our objectives of being distinctive tastemakers in 2017.
The first ever post on Power of Pop was made in 1998 and to be honest, I cannot remember what it was about but probably it was a piece praising a band from the Pop Underground, as it existed then.
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Power of Pop concept – the idea that pop culture has the power to touch and even change lives and we hope to be able to trumpet what we believe is the best of pop culture out there for many years to come!
… still there’s more …