Blog is about Synths, cats, music, movies and life. That’s my tagline. It’s about artists helping other artists, regardless of medium. I’ll find a way for you to contribute if you’re interested. It’s about my learning process, gear reviews, and random musings. I have one contributor who’s big on horror movie reviews. Her name is Eve.
A genuine lack of musicians in my area inspired me to start my blog. I had no one to work with or share what I’d written, so I said the hell with it and bought a domain. Since then, I’ve been hunting down fellow musicians for interviews and their stories. Many are happy for the exposure.
As my contributor puts it, it’s mutually beneficial and we get to remain an ‘underground’ and ‘cutting edge’ site. Also, I’m inspired by my love of synths. As a Musician with a bum right arm, these doo-dads keep me going. I can keep writing without the pain drumming was causing me.
My blog is basically a personal reflection of me, and everything I love in my life. Whether it’s poetry, music, or different blog topics and etc. There’s something for everyone to gravitate towards to and enjoy.
The thing that inspired me to start my blog was actually taking a step back from social media. When I stripped back everything and became in tune with myself I let things come naturally to me. I started doing a lot of creative things and from there I was just finding out how I can implement those things into the world, and the blog happened to be one of them. With the variety of categories you can see I like to do many things, so again, it’s just a personal expression of me.
I started my blog in May 2016, whilst studying for my A levels, with the intention of creating a small space to share my thoughts with the world. I named it ‘My Mind Speaks Aloud’ because I was always known as ‘quiet’, despite the fact that my mind is always extremely loud. Creating this blog was a way of proving that I do have a voice and learning to believe in that voice. It taught me how to open up to others and understand and accept myself as a person.
Now, in my second year of studying English Literature with Creative Writing at university, my blog has become a timeline of my thoughts and progression into adulthood. I’ve struggled a lot with social anxiety over the past few years so my blog has been really important in my journey to grow my self-confidence.
On my blog you can find:
Reviews on books, music and films
Creative Writing (poetry, flash fiction, etc.)
Deeper thoughts I have about the world and humanity