For me summer is a great time for practicing, but also for thinking and reflection. When I started this blog, I wasn’t really sure where it was going to go. I had several ideas for topics to cover, as well as a desire to write more about horn teaching and playing. Two years and several hundred posts later, I’m convinced that it was a good idea, and I plan to keep writing for as long as I can. Having a regular online presence has brought me into contact with many people in the music world that I otherwise wouldn’t meet. It’s truly a pleasure to get feedback from my readers, and I enjoy the correspondence. A colleague recently asked me how I come up with ideas for blog posts, and if I ever ran out of ideas. The answer is not really; I keep a list of possible topics (over 40 right now), which I continually update and modify based on what seems interesting at the time. I find myself seeking out more professionally-related activities and reading more in order to stay up to date with current events in music. Though time consuming, blogging has been worth every minute I’ve spent doing it, and I now consider it a part of my professional routine. Looking ahead, something I’ve wanted to do for a while is have my own domain, which I just recently purchased. Hornworld.me is easy to remember, and makes the site more personal (the old address at hornworld.wordpress.com still works, and will redirect to hornworld.me). In addition, I’ve updated the look of the site to something a bit more professional. I may still tweak some things here and there in the future, but for now I’m very happy with the new look of the Horn World Blog, and I hope you are too. On the home page, featured posts are organized by category at the top left, and the most recent content is located in a list at the top right. The blog roll and other “widgets” are similar to the old design, but are more aesthetically pleasing. Whether you are a regular reader or are new to my blog, please take a few minutes and look around the site – I hope you like what you see!