It’s time for another edition of Chasing Content, that monthly feature that has us looking back at what was happening here last year at this time.
I love it because it gives us a chance to relive some of the best moments of Silent Cacophony, it makes sure cool posts don’t get buried in the archives, and it’s a pretty cool play on words.
or just these highlights.
When rap became an official genre of music back in 1979, many people thought that it wouldn’t last. Dozens of forgettable tracks were released. There were some horrible recordings that seemed to just be cashing in on the new fad.
Part of the problem was that the true pioneers of the genre were largely left out of the recorded music business. For those that did record and release singles, the essence of the live performances didn’t translate well to record. It would take years for rap music to come into its own. It could have easily run its course before that happened, however. Looking back, it’s almost hard to believe that we survived passed the novelty. [Keep Reading]
One year ago, we lost the legendary Stan Lee. His work lives on and this writing prompt is just as good today as it was when he recorded these words. Try it out with your classroom. [Keep Reading]
When I started blogging in 2007, I really didn’t know much about websites, blogging platforms, or permalink structure. Over the past few years, I have learned a lot about html, website design, and best practices for naming and organizing files online. I wish I had learned this stuff earlier. It would have made things so much easier. [Keep Reading]
Click through to find a list of ‘Best of” posts just like this one, dating all the way back to the start of this blog in 2007. [Keep Reading]