Once a year, we invite you to chronicle the music that has influenced your life.
A 28-day writing challenge to share the Soundtrack of Your Life!
As Dick Clark once said, "Music is the soundtrack of your life." And whether you're a casual listener of one genre or have an insatiable appetite for compositions of all kinds, we each have a unique soundtrack for our unique life. There's even ample evidence that there's neuroscience behind the experience of listening to music. From a WIRED article on the subject:
"When listening to our favorite songs, our body betrays all the symptoms of emotional arousal. The pupils in our eyes dilate, our pulse and blood pressure rise, the electrical conductance of our skin is lowered, and the cerebellum, a brain region associated with bodily movement, becomes strangely active. Blood is even re-directed to the muscles in our legs. (Some speculate that this is why we begin tapping our feet.) In other words, sound stirs us at our biological roots. As Schopenhauer wrote, “It is we ourselves who are tortured by the strings.”
This is a chance for you to share the soundtrack of your life, in your own words.
HOW IT WORKS
This is a daily challenge, beginning on February 1st.
You can sign up any time during the month of January, by posting in the forum indicating you'd like to join, and by providing a link to the book item, blog, or folder in your portfolio where you'll be saving your entries.
Each day's entry must include:
The song title and artist
A link to a or other site where we can listen to the track
You can choose any artist from any genre of music, including those with explicit content. Just make sure your entries are rated appropriately.
Each day, create a new post in the forum below, with a link to your static item or book/blog entry. Do NOT post your entries or links to your musical choices directly into the forum! Any direct posts to the forum will be suspended and disqualified.
Your entries can be on any topic you choose: autobiographical, informational about the artist, poetry or a short story inspired by the music... whatever inspires you!
Catch-up entries are allowed if you get behind, but anything posted into the forum after 11:59 PM WDC time on the last day of February will be disqualified.
"THEME FOR WEEK 1: EMOTIONALLY RAW"
"THEME FOR WEEK 2: CURRENT PLAYLIST"
"THEME FOR WEEK 3: GUILTY PLEASURES"
PRIZES ~ READ THIS, TOO!
~ Each person who completes the entire 28-day challenge will receive the exclusive, specially commissioned Soundtrackers Merit Badge.
~ Those who complete at least 23 days by 11:59 pm on February 28, 2019 will receive a Music Merit Badge.
~ Additional prizes may be added depending on donations received.
NOTE: Posting entries with simplistic one or two line blurbs about why you like a song (e.g.: I like this song because they're a cool band! or This is a great song!), with no further expounding, will likely get you DQ'd from prizes. This is a writing challenge, inspired by the music that makes you tick. I want to know why that music makes you tick, why it's special to you and how it inspires you!
Jeff ~ "Jeff's Jibber-Jabber"
eyestar~Go Power Raiders. ~ "Eyestar Views"
♥HOOves♥ ~ "A Scratched Record of Time"
Carly - Happy New Year! ~ "Carly's Ramblings Blog - Style"
Char ♡ ~ "Are You Listening???"
Cinn ~ "On the Fringe"
Zoey Rae ~ "Wander Through My Mind (Take II)"
🌙 Darleen ~ "Reflections of Darleen"
Elle ~ "The Kiwi Dream"
Travel Guide Lyn ~ "Black and White Everyday"
Fivesixer ~ "Soundtracked"
DragonSaysHAPPY CHINESE NEWYR! ~ "Dragon's Den"
heyxie ~ "Soundtrack of Your Life Challenge"
Jayne ~ "Herding Cats & Squirrel Tracks"
~IceSkating SugarCube~ ~ "Melodies of My Existence "
Kittiara ~ "Whiskers and Tails - Continued"
Lilli ~ "My thoughts from the ledge..."
Lostwordsmith❆ ~ "As Vital as Air"
Mastiff ~ "My Life in a Playlist"
~Minja~ ~ "I'm Not a Poet, I'm a Poem "
Warped Sanity ~ "Warped Ramblings"
Whiskerfaceatthefireplace ~ "WDC Soundtrackers blog"
Donations Are Welcome!
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~ If you would like to donate to the prize pot, you are more than welcome to do so!
~ Donations of 50,000 GPs or more will receive a Music Merit Badge! Please send funds to [#1979333] "The WDC Soundtrackers"