I just did a Google search which produced only 39,500 results for “vocology blog.” Yesterday it was 41,500, so I have no clue what happened to 2,000 references in 24 hours, but the internet is a fluid reality. Right?
In comparison, the Google search for Michael Jackson results in 348 million results. I realize this comparison is apples to oranges, but a girl can hope.
The majority of the first few pages were links to references about vocology in people’s blogs. I’m okay with that. It’s a fabulous start.
This post is a plea to the greater voice community to get writing. Get going, y’all! It’s time to write about vocology, and make more of this information popular with the kids. You may say that I’m a dreamer . . . but . . . la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
If you love voice science (and who doesn’t? don’t answer that…….), I wonder what the greater world would look like if you start sharing your enthusiasm for larygeal muscles, phonatory threshold pressure, and resonance.
Of course, these are not topics for everyone, but to me they represent a growing body of knowledge that singers want to know about.
One of the ways I’ve decided to start sharing information, beside doing this blog, is through having free “Meet and Geek” classes in my studio. They are really fun for me, and we always end up demystifying some long-held, worn out belief about voice that is no longer upheld by research. We also leave with more questions than came in with, which is healthy and curiosity provoking.
The reason I’m telling you about this is because we all have the opportunity to share what we love, and sharing will make a difference to someone out there. The key is to find something that is really easy and fun for you to do in terms of sharing about vocology.
Hence, my call to the writers who love vocology, please think about writing about the wide world of voice. We each hold a different piece of the puzzle, and we can share more than ever because of the internet. Our voices matter, and blogging is very much an expression of voice.
If you have a student who needs a project, or if you are looking for a way to practice writing, please consider doing a vocology blog. Or a blog with a dash of vocology.
It just sounds cool! Vocology blog. I hope there are 10,000 more of them by the end of this school year!
Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to be a planter of seeds either. Take this idea and pass it along if it’s not for you.
For the very first result (#1!!) of today’s Google search
for “vocology blogs” click here.
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