My Thoughts on Blogging

I am new to blogging. I didn’t think it was something I would find interesting, but I was slightly surprised at how freely the words flowed while writing about a topic that I enjoy. It’s a good outlet and a great way to help yourself grow your knowledge about your own topic. I found that there were some things that I liked more than others with WordPress in particular and blogging as a whole.

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Lots of upkeep

You really have to keep up with your blog to utilize it effectively It’s a took not only for your audience to learn, but for the user to learn as well. Keeping up with the blog teaches you a lot about your own topic that you didn’t know. It’s cool to be able to grow with your blog experience, but you have to be dedicated to achieve that. I learned that I can use this in the future to help further my own personal interests in a subject.

Dos and Don’ts

Avoid unoriginal use of multimedia in your blog. I didn’t always use the tools properly in my posts and it showed sometimes. A bad photo can make a post seem lame when it’s actually very informational. Be sure to strategically use the feature that WordPress offers to achieve maximum effect. If you intend on using a blog to further your personal career be sure you keep these things in mind.

My Stats

I didn’t get many views, but my most popular week was the week of February 26. I got eight views on that day. my most popular post was the one called “Digital Synthesizers”. I think it was the most viewed because it gave the general outline of what the blog was going to be all about. I was surprised that I got even eight views on my busiest week. I didn’t think anyone other than my lab instructor would take a look at my blog.

I’m not sure that I am going to continue blogging, but I value the experience I had while keeping up with this one. It has shown me a way to direct my interests towards something constructive.

What else do we use Synths For?

Synths are amazing instruments…

…but they are used for more than just music. A lot of the special effects you hear in movies were made using synthesizers. The transformers series in particular is one where you can hear a predominant use of synthesized sounds. Most people think of crappy 80s tunes when they hear the word synthesizer, but they probably don’t realize synths can be used for things other than music

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EDM

As previous discussion indicates, electronic music is all about synthesizers. It’s all about bending and morphing the sounds to make really powerful and emotional sounds. EDM is where synthesizers are pushed to their maximum. A crunchy synth over a sub line on a 100,000 watt sub bass system sounds like nothing else. It’s something that has to be experienced to understand why people love the sounds these synths make so much.

Radio

Lots of radio hosts use their own person synths for special effect during their shows. A lot of what you hear on a stations tag is from a series of preset sounds these radio operators have set up to either a keyboard or beat pad of some sort. Shock jock radio hosts use these special effects to add suspense or humor to their shows. In this way, the synth is used as a tool to play pre-assigned recordings that aid the quality of the show.

There are many different ways to use synthesizers. These are just a few. Try to come up with your own uses for synthesizers that others may not have thought of!