Due to the fact that we are awesome fresh young bloggers, our boy John Sullivan @ PotPolitics has asked us to write a guest post for his blog showcasing Tha Good Life Reviews.

In an attempt to not just totally spam his site, we are taking the time to compile a comprehensive history of the blog along with relevant biographical information and of course, Money Page Rank Link Juice From Concentrate.

For those of you who don't know us, we are ICECrush and SoSickWitItYo, or more colloquially Tyler and Alex, respectively. For years we have been attending Camp Ramah in Canada over our summers playing sports, meeting friends, and most of all, learning to appreciate music. Throughout our time as campers we learned to love The Allman Brothers, Phish, Grateful Dead, Dispatch, Tally Hall, Ben Folds, The Who, The Beatles, The Band, Jeremy Pappas, Umphrey's McGee, John Mayer, Akon, *NSYNC, etc. The list just goes on and on. We learned to love classic rock, alternative rock, progressive rock, jam bands, hip-hop, rap, country (only the Dixie chicks), techno, trance, who knows; we love the works.

We have learned though not only to listen to music, but to appreciate it. We were able to just chill out, listening to music with our friends, and to really live it. Live the life. Live the dream. Music is our life.

On October 3rd, 2007 (Yes our 1.5 year birthday is coming up!), our dreams became a reality when we first started Tha Good Life Reviews back on the stupidest domain ever: sickisity.blogspot.com. Ask SoSickWitItYo about that name. He doesn't even understand what it means himself, and he made it up! We were a little weary of starting a music blog because we just didn't know if we could do it, or if people would like it. I don't think we understood what it really meant to run a website.

Our first, and largest decision that we had to make was the focus of our blog. Were we going to be pirates, and offer downloads to the world, or were we going to be ethical fresh young bloggers and give the world music news, reviews, and all out awesomeness. As you can hopefully tell by our website, we chose the latter and have been relatively successful ever since, only posting up downloads that were legal, and leaving the illegal business to the other hot bloggers out there.

As we began to get more into blogging, we realized that we were quite good at what we did. We found fresh, eye-popping, aesthetic layouts, fun and useful widgets, interesting articles, great pictures, and most of all, we found our souls. Our blog is a showcase of our true passions, not a money-maker. You can't have a financially successful blog without loving to blog; that's just not how it works. For the time being we love sharing our knowledge with the world, and love seeing our blog grow.

We believe that the key to a successful blog is its aesthetic feel, and that's why we have devoted much time to perfecting the layout and using numerous pictures and videos. YES, we know that if your computer is a piece of crap it takes 22 hours to load the page, but trust me, the wait is worth it. My favorite layout so far is the layout that we are using right now (V4 - Arthemia Template). When I load up the homepage whether it's at school, a friend's house, or at home, I am proud to say this is my site. It just looks so professional, so fun, and so provoking, that many people don't understand that my friend and I run it. Sometimes I don't even believe it!

And as much as we love the blog, we are trying to push it out to other people so that they can enjoy it as much as we can. The most depressing thing so far has been the lack of comments. As hard as we try to get people to comment on our posts, we seem to always come up short. We have managed to make some friends with PotPolitics and The Mixtape Monster, and it feels so good to see a comment waiting for us. Other than that, it's just plain sad. In an attempt to gain more comments and to proliferate our blog even further we have started to reach out to the blogosphere, post up our links on DoFollow Blogs, comment on other people's blogs, feature other bloggers, have other bloggers feature us. We have really started to kick our blog into overdrive, and we think it's paying off.

So far we have achieved many goals. We have our own new domain, a few blog friends, PR3 (on our old domain), our own Shirts (YEAH SWAG!), a sweet layout, a love for music, great content, TWITTER, MySpace, Feedburner, Gmail, 58 Kanye posts, a sexy homemade bape groupies background by ICECrush, hot reviews, and much, much, much more.

In the future we are hoping to reach many goals. Our main goals are to increase daily visitors to at least 250+ a day, finally break the 100 readers on our Feedburner feed, obtain a responsive fan base, move our PR up (we did just start a new domain), get some money page rank link juice from concentrate, score another big interview (We already scored We The Kings), get enough visitors to start advertising, and continue to have fun.

As you can see, our goals are pretty modest, and whatever comes our way we will happily welcome.

We just wanted to thank PotPolitics again for giving us so many useful tips, and for letting us guest post on his blog, John, you're the man. We love you.

ICECrush and SoSickWitItYo OUTTT!

For Your Viewing Pleasure, A Compilation of Some of Our Favorite Posts:
1. The Greatest Music Stumble of All Time: A Stumblers Dream!!!
We The Kings INTERVIEW!!!
Remix of the Week: Stand By Me / Beautiful Girls
ICECrush and BigRedMusik's Latest Mixtape!!!
Charles Hamilton - Well Isn't This Awkward [Review]
6. My Take On Things
Akon - Freedom Review
Kanye West - 808's & Heartbreak Review
Top Ten Reasons To Hate 50 Cent
Lil' Wayne - Tha Carter III
The Best of the Best: SNL's Live Performances
A Leak In The Industry
Kanye West: The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Music & Politics: Part II
Music & Politics
An 'Idol' Loses His Record Deal...Surprise??? Nahht.

or Music Fan Favorite Fresh Posts!!!

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Swimwear Clothing said... @ May 8, 2009 at 9:53 PM

Cheers to you guys! How refreshing to see such pride taken in blogging. I read a lot of blogs, on various topics (what can I say, I have no life) and there are a ton of people just blogging for the sake of it - without it being user friendly. Either they don't know what a good-looking layout is supposed to be or they simply don't care. Perhaps they just haven't thought it through. Anyway, I'm not sure you meant this post to be "motivational" ... but it is! Thanks for the post. Looking forward to hearing more from you guys.

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