TEN YEARS: A JonALi’sBlog Announcement!

Jon ALiHello, my devoted music lovers.

We need to talk. Today, July 26, is JonALi’sBlog 10 year anniversary!! Ten years ago today (July 26), I decided to share my love for music and all the ridiculousness that comes with it on what is, truly, my proudest creation. I want to thank you all for the continuous love and support, for the emails, the comments, the Facebook shares, the re-tweets… EVERYTHING! Seriously.

When I started this blog at 16, I had no idea what I was doing or what it would turn out to be, but I am forever thankful. Thankful for the amazing opportunities, the friendships I’ve made, and the platform you guys have given to me. The fact that there are many of you devoting time out of your day to read all the silly things I have to say about music is an insane concept to grasp. I do not take it for granted.

So with that said, I now have an announcement: JonALi’sBlog is going on a little hiatus.

In celebration of my 10 year anniversary, I’ve decided its time to take JonALi’sBlog to the next level. The website’s in need of a relaunch, a Selena Gomez Revival, if you will. So this break will be dedicated to making it an even cooler, better, bigger, and all-around more amazing pop haven β€” which means updates are going to take a slight backseat as I now put my focus into the new and improved JonALi’sBlog.

So in short: The blog is going on a little break. It will be back before you know it (better than ever). Jon ALi aka me is still here. This is me speaking. I wrote this. I’m excited to begin this new chapter, and I’m hoping you guys support my decision to take the blog to the next level.

I’ll still be active on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (Jon_ALi) – so make sure to follow me so you can keep up with all my updates on the site’s rebirth. I’ll without a doubt be teasing its comeback. I love you all so very much. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


  • Rob

    I support this Jon! I’m pretty sure I’ve been following this blog since it started and I really appreciate you continuing it for all these years, and I wish you many more years of success with the blog. I fully support this hiatus and please let us know when the site is back! I’ll be waiting, and until then, good luck with working on the site’s relaunch.

  • Francesco

    hahahah ‘This is me speaking. I wrote this’ I died with laughter there haha. Yeah I always go on here, London lover here lol. Congratulations, it feels great I am sure. Looking forward to it πŸ˜‰ x

  • Terrence

    YAY JON! I enjoy stopping here daily and am excited for the rebirth of a blog I’ve stood by for 9 years myself. I wish you the best of luck in your new chapter and I hope to enjoy many more years to come!

  • Nisha

    This blog is one of my daily go-to blogs for the past 5-6 years – there’s always something new that I love to hear and read about. Thank you! Looking forward to the relaunch and hope it goes fabulously! Happy 10 year anniversary JonAli’s Blog!

  • Robert Sanchez

    I was about to say, are you leaving forever?! Congrats on 10 years, I’ve been here since day one! You’re my favorite! Keep up the great work and best of luck on the next years to come!

  • Jay

    I can’t remember when I started to follow this blog – it’s been over 6 years, I’m sure! Thanks for always keeping us up to date with the latest and the best in music. I especially love your year-end lists. More power to you and your endeavors, Jon ALi! Be back soon!

  • June

    Will miss you!! You’re really the only music blog I have ever followed consistently, been around for years. Thank you for all your hard work x So excited for when you come back πŸ™‚

  • sim

    holy cow – 10 years!? congrats dude. Thanks for keeping me up to date with all the latest releases and for introducing me to so many great artists!

  • AH

    congrats for those 10 years of great selection, I discovered a lot of artists and songs thanks to you and to your blog ; keep going and come back soon !

  • paul

    I’ve been following you since you posted How to save a life by The Fray online and someone shared it in Ares with your website attached. How am I gonna live now.

  • Roy

    Congrats Jon ! I’m a french follower since many many years now (I knew you with your old blog, in 2008 maybe). And since I went here almost once a day ! I remember how i was exciting about the new releases from our pop queens (and king haha). So thanks to you to keep the good work πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to see the new turn of your website ! (and sorry if my english is not on the top level !)

  • Sam S.

    Cheers, Jon. Been a reader for a few years now and can always count on you for new music suggestions. Enjoy the break and keep up the great work!

  • Janus

    Aww Jon I’m so happy for your 10 years! You totally deserve a break! I’ve been reading your blog daily since Robyn started releasing music from Body Talk pt. 1! Back when there were download links . Crazy how time flies!!! I don’t always comment but I read every single post. My favs are your album reviews, love reading a big article and getting your opinion on each song. If it wasn’t for you I would have never listened to Betty Who, Dev, Grimes, Robyn, Natalia Kills, Katy B, Kimbra, or YEARS & YEARS?!! omg my life would have sucked without Years & Years. See? Thank you!! Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you and your blog!

  • Sara

    Congrats to my favorite music blog! So cool that Jojo released her official comeback single today after 10 years and you are having your 10 year anniversary at the same time πŸ™‚

  • Sara

    Thank you so much for taking such good care of my music addiction πŸ˜€ it has been so much fun!

    I have been hooked since day one, 2006, and I am excited of what will come.

    All love & support

  • James

    First of all, happy birthday to this blog!
    I just want to thank you for this blog. I’ve read your blog for the past 6 years every morning! Not a single day missed without visiting this blog! I’ve seen some of your peers have decreased their frequency of posting, some have changed their blog focus, and some even quit writing & shut their site down. I really love your consistency of sharing all great things in music, especially in pop region. I hope your new blog will be more amazing and I hope you will sometimes cover more diverse and wide range of music, or share your weekly or monthly playlist, just sometimes. Oops I guess I said too much. I am just too excited I dont know why lol. Well, good luck Jon! Wishing for the best!

  • Nana

    10 years, bloody hell, has time gone that fast??? I have been following you since the start and i must say i have enjoyed every post since day dot. I must take this opportunity to say thank you so much for keeping this amazing site going and always delivering us good content! lets see if we can make it another 10!

  • Leon Lopez

    I’m such a fan of your blog!! Followed you for a long long time! =)
    Daily routine! Thanks for being here for us!

  • Torrey

    Been reading your blog since 2008! Back when you use to post music and the download links haha. Excited for the re launch!

  • Ann

    Congrats on 10 years, and thanks for all you do! Good luck with the redesign, and I look forward to seeing what comes next from this amazing blog!

  • Mariana

    Congratulations! The best music blog on the web! I’ve been reading this since this went out πŸ™‚ I’ll continue! Can’t wait for your return!

  • DW

    Lovvvvvve your blog. I have been following you for years! The playlists are always my favorite and are always the BEST!! Thank you so much for keeping this going for so long. Congrats on the 10yr:)

    • JonAli

      Like I said.. The site is on hiatus. It WILL be back… Make sure to keep your eye on the blog’s Facebook page, as well as my social media accounts for an announcement. S O O N.

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