I cannot begin to tell my blogging story without mentioning my father, Lawrence Musundire, Sr. . He was the first wordsmith of the family and a freelance journalist (who contributed to more than a dozen newspaper publications) in his own right. So naturally writing was in my genes and of course my sharing of knowledge. Not only do we share the same name but also the same passion.
I’ve always been a fan of writing, from as far back as I can remember, whether it be movie scripts, poems, (yet-to-be-released) books.songs or just random thoughts. I’ve been a fan of writing as long as I have been a fan of music, which is my entire life. When I chose to start blogging though I decided NOT to use the name I shared with my father, choosing to begin on a clean slate of my own merits.
In 2010 was the first time I started blogging, and yes music was involved. A Facebook friend of mine Godfatha Brian Frashishko had recently launched the blog Urban Grooves Underground and as he had other commitments he gave me the opportunity of having it as my baby. Being an avid music fan and having internet access at my disposal opened up a new world for me.
I went on to create a WordPress blog titled … where I shared my random thoughts and poems. At this point I was in my second year of varsity and had to juggle going to work and varsity. This blog was shortlived, mostly because of the memories it represented at that time in my life.
In 2014 I was one of the co-founders of Support Zim Hip-Hop Blog, which focused on Zimbabwean Hip-Hop, Of all the 5 co-founders, only two other (excluding me) contributed to the blog. The blog eventually became mine as I had contributed 99% to the articles (which are currently at 700, at the time of this article). I have added on two young bloggers who I have given a platform to share their views on the genre.
In 2017 is when I created my latest blog, the one you are currently reading. SP3KKTRACULAR.COM was created to be the digital extension of my mind. I love talking about a lot of topics, not necessarily just about music. But about everything and it needed a proper home. So here we are.
Was all this easy? Certainly not. There have been times were I had to force myself to blog. Life happens, as it usually does and if you blog only when you feel like it. You might be blogging once a month or less. I have realized that blogging shows you that you are not as alone as you might assume. The world has become a global village and what better way of sharing ideas than by blogging?