New Mind. New Grind… Why I Quit Being a Hip Hop Blogger
“You gotta know when to exit the game…”
Summer break has given me some time to reflect on things and come to the conclusion that I’m not satisfied with the way my life is playing out. I mean I have a good job, great people in my life and more meaningful relationships. But, I still get the feeling that I’m not living up to my full potential. There’s so much I want to do in life that I’m currently not doing. Waiting for the perfect moment is useless because the perfect moment will never come. You got to just start from where you’re at and trust that God will lead to where you need to be going, despite all the roadblocks and obstacles.
And as far as hip hop blogging goes, social media pretty much killed the game. Most site’s numbers are down and real journalism has been pushed aside for clickbait and shock pieces. Plus, I haven’t been inspired by much lately, as everybody has wound up sounding the same. I don’t know what it is, but it seems like people try to make me feel I’m obligated to post their music. Or that they’re down for me but are really just down for a post. If you’ve been following the blog for some time now, you already know that I didn’t start it off as a hip hop blog. But somewhere along the line it turned into one…
The Deal Breaker
I don’t know if you know, but I was stressing out about keeping up with these submissions and got little to no love back. Not saying I’m in it for the love. But, some people just take, take, take from you until there’s nothing left. So, for now on I’m going to get back to the love of writing, not chasing page views and numbers. And if nobody’s feeling it, oh well because at the end of the day I created W.Coast.K as an extension of myself, which can be petty weird and eclectic at times. But weird people make the world go round, right.
Sure, I’ll still feature dope, underground hip hop artists as a Saturday Spotlight. But that won’t be my main focus. I just want to be one to inspire people to live up to their full potential. And posting about the same ol’ same ol’ is definitely not cutting it. So, stay tuned for more dope, life sh*t and inspiration. I might not post everyday anymore, but when I do it’ll something you can relate to and maybe even be inspired by. So, follow me at @WestCoastKeish, watch the progression and just be cool.