Happy New Year!


It’s January 1, 2016 and I hope for you and me to have a great start to the new year. “Perfect Day” by Hoku is one of my favorite songs. When I play it, I have to dance around my apartment. The video is a song/movie mash-up as it was on the soundtrack to the film “Legally Blonde.” I love that movie which is all about exceeding your expectations and surpassing other people’s limitations and I find it inspirational. The song celebrates our uniqueness and how awesome we are and that no one can tear that down. That’s how I feel about 2016. No resolutions, just to be the best version of myself and be true to myself and surround myself with positive, supportive friends. Happy New Year to my lovely readers!

Thank you for a great year of blogging!

Dear lovely readers,

During my second year of blogging, I have enjoyed sharing everything with you (that’s fit to blog about!) WordPress has generated my year in review. I love stats as I like to see what’s being read and where my readers come from. It hasn’t been an easy year, but I’m happy to have my little blog take off a bit from being primarily an indie music blog to a place where I have shared posts about my relationship, my fitbit stats, my poetry, my local celebrities and day trips. The music is and will always be there. I hope you have found some nice posts to enjoy and I appreciate all of the likes and comments but mostly that you are reading this. I have some exciting things planned for 2016 and I hope to share it with you!

If you are interested, my official blog in review is here:

Some highlights:
My blog had 3,700 views!
My busiest day was 10/31 with 137 views when I posted Pat & Jamie’s New York.
I wrote 119 posts.
My blog was viewed in 59 countries. The most views came from the US, UK and Australia.

My most viewed blogs were:
Pat and Jamie’s New York
Walking Through Forest Hills Gardens
London Underground Badge
Band Spotlight BNLX
Why I Quit Spotify

Portfolio – Writing 101

Hi, dear readers of Jillypopmusic! I am back from my trip and catching up on the online course I am taking called Writing 101.

I have posted the writing assignments for my class on my other blog Portfolio. I hope you’ll check it out, perhaps leave a comment or subscribe.


Jillypopmusic day-by-day editorial schedule

Dear readers, January was a very busy month at Jillypopmusic. I posted a lot and it sometimes seemed like there was no method to the madness. Starting this week, I have an editorial schedule that I’m going to follow. That way, if you’re interested in my posts about music, you’ll know when and where to find them. If you enjoy my creative writing or personal blog posts about my love life, those will be scheduled as well.

Band Spotlight – An in-depth series which includes interviews and videos of a band worth featuring

Personal Blog – Maybe I will chat about Paul (who I am dating) or my struggle with Weight Watchers or depression.

Creative Writing – I participate in both online and in-person writing workshops and will share short pieces.

#tbt Throwback Thursday – This could be a video of a song, clip from a film, or embarrassing photo.

You’re My Inspiration – feature on a motivational or inspirational song or video that pertains to my life.

Guest blogger – I plan to ask my fellow excellent bloggers to guest author a post.

Awards/TV/Film/Books/Theatre – This will vary. Perhaps a review of the latest episode of Downton Abbey. I also may sometimes accept a blogging award from the WordPress blogging community, which requires a lengthy post.

Happy reading!