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.