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Featured Blogger: Matt Jordan of You Ain’t No Picasso

by Paige Wilcox
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Matt Jordan’s passion for quality music and musicians has struck a deep chord with his readers over the past six years of blogging on You Ain’t No Picasso. In addition to the blog, Matt continues to share his passion through outlets like Facebook and Twitter, where his followers range from @arcadefire to @pitchforkmedia. By keeping his visibility and standard of music updates high, Matt has positioned himself as a valuable opinion leader in the music industry.
Matt Jordan

Matt Jordan, author of You Ain't No Picasso

Q:  When did you start blogging, and what was your inspiration?

A: I started blogging in 2004 as a freshman at the University of Kentucky. I was getting into a lot of smaller bands, and the only place to find info about them were music blogs. After reading them for a few months I decided to start one of my own

Q: How did you decide on the name “You Ain’t No Picasso,” and have you ever wished you had chosen a different name?

A: It’s the name of a demo by the band Bishop Allen. Aside from it being a little long, I’m happy with it.

Q: Did you experience any unexpected joys or pains when you started blogging?

A: I discovered it was a ton of fun.

Q: What makes You Ain’t No Picasso unique versus other blogs with similar content?

A: I’d imagine that it’s as different from other blogs as I am from their writers. I try to bring my my personality and preferences into it as often as I can.

Q: Do your family members read You Ain’t No Picasso?  What are their reactions?

A: Not really. I like to joke that the closer you are to me the less you read my blog. My girlfriend only reads it occasionally.

Q: How much time daily do you spend blogging?

A: It’s hard to put a number on it, because any time I spend browsing the internet I’m at least partially looking for things to write about — and I’m on the internet a lot. I guess I spend three hours a day writing emails, blogging and other things directly related to the site.

Q: How many times have you redesigned your blog since it started?

A: I think twice. It was originally this black and grey template before I changed the layout. Then in about 2008 I designed the green and yellow look it has now. I’m currently working on a new redesign as well.

Q: What is something your readers do not know about you?

A: I only listened to 60s pop/R&B until I was about 17. It wasn’t until I was a Junior in high school that I got interested in more modern stuff.

Q: What is your personal favorite blog post?

A: I love collecting covers by my favorite bands. I have every cover that My Morning Jacket, Of Montreal and a few other bands have done (at least the ones that were recorded). That’s something that I would have LOVED to run across years ago and now I’m the one who gets to.

Q: You have some big followers on Twitter. What does Tweeting add to your blogging experience?

A: It strengthens my relationship with them and allows me to get immediate feedback.

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