Dance of the Tumblrs

I couldn’t resist the title pun…

I’ll be on a bit of a writing hiatus for the next two weeks or so because finals.  Fun!  While I’m “gone,” though, I’ve decided to experiment a bit with Tumblr.  This is something I’ve been wanting to try for a while.  What makes it great for my present purposes is that its simple, visual-oriented format is very conducive to “microblogging” — just sharing pictures, links, media, and small amounts of text — which takes up much less time than “real” blogging.  Also, I love opportunities to use social media as a promotional tool for classical music.  I talked about that in this post a while back, if you’re interested.

So, check it out: http://classicalconditioningblog.tumblr.com/.  I will try to update several times a week.  I’d like to feature a piece of music that is in some way relevant to the day I post it — like, the composer’s birthday, or the anniversary of a historical event.  I’ll see where that goes.  If you have a Tumblr, follow me!  You can also “ask me anything,” though for now I’ve disabled anonymous questions, so you’ll need a Tumblr account for that as well. 

Also Tumblr-related: if you happen to know what an oboe reed is/what one looks like, check out 50 States in Reeds, a collaborative tumblog run by me and two friends.  It’s a lot of fun, but really only if you’ve ever played a reed instrument.

I also created a YouTube channel for Classical Conditioning — click here.  For now it just features Suggested Listening playlists for easy access, but I do have some multimedia plans in mind for the future that I’m really excited about.

Finally, I just want to mention that I plan on applying for a music journalism internship this summer, and would like to use this blog as a sort of writing portfolio in my application.  So if you have any comments, critiques, or suggestions, I’d appreciate feedback!

Thanks all.  Rock on.

~CC

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