Week In Review – November 17

Welcome to Friday!

I’m keeping it short this week, so no long introduction today. This week, I blogged about the different types of writer friends. I had a lot of fun putting this list together, so if you’re a writer, or if you know some writers, be sure to take a look sometime!

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Freshman Year Soundtrack

First year of college? DONE. Now I only have three more to go…

Anyway, this past year I listened to a lot of music. I mean, I don’t have over 500 songs on my phone for nothing! Plus, I think music can often provide motivation, encouragement, and support all through life, and it expresses things that sometimes can’t be described in just words.

This week, I wanted to share a handful of songs that I’m calling my Freshman Year Soundtrack. Although I listened to much more than this list, these are the songs that I think most describe my year and are also some of the songs that most encouraged me all through the school year. You can listen to the whole playlist on Spotify, but if you want to hear my explanations of the songs, keep reading!

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Week In Review – March 17

Welcome to Friday! I hope that everyone had a good week this week. Me? I’ve been enjoying Spring Break at home (though it’s more like winter break here with all the snow we got this week).

This week, I wrote a tutorial for how I make the title images for my blog posts, so if you’re a fellow blogger, check it out! Of course, you can deviate from my methods – I just wanted to use it as a starting point.

And as for the rest of the week…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Christian Rock

Or, “Another Excuse for Me to Talk About My Favorite Bands.”

Want to start listening to Christian rock, but don’t know where to start? Well, I’m here to help.

But let’s get one thing straight first – I’m not the biggest fan of the term “Christian rock,” or whatever genre you feel like shoving in there. First off “Christian” isn’t a genre, no matter what your local Christian bookstore tries to tell you, and second, bands can’t actually be Christian. To quote Blimey Cow for the second time in the past week: “Bands don’t have souls! DC Talk didn’t go to Heaven when it died!”

However, musicians can be Christian, and lyrics can have themes related to Christianity. Musicians and bands use their platform to share the Good News, which I think is wonderful! That’s really what I mean when I use the term “Christian rock” – a rock band that’s using their music and their platform to spread the Gospel.

Now that that’s out of the way, I’ll explain this list: I know from experience that discovering Christian rock is both incredibly exciting and very overwhelming, so I decided to come up with a reference for those new to this “genre.” I’ve included the bands I think are pretty accessible to everyone up to metalcore and heavier artists. There’s a place for everyone, so read on!

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Best of September

Today is the first day of October and you know what that means? HALLOWEEN IS COMING.

Well, there’s that and also another edition of “Best Of” (which I’m starting to think is poorly named, but I’ll worry about that another day). Since I’ve been giving you a lot of updates throughout the month about life and college and stuff, I won’t have as much to talk about there, but there are a lot of other things to talk about! So without further ado…

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Best of August

Another month, another Best Of! I hope all of you awesome readers had a great August and enjoyed these last few weeks of summer. I’ve been pretty busy myself, but I still had time for some cool stuff, which I’ll talk about later. For now, let’s get right into it!

Blogging

In case you missed it, here’s what I blogged about this month!

Top 5 Heroines (August 12)
Beautiful People #20 (August 16)
Top 5 Heroes (August 19)
August in Pictures (August 26)

I also wrote  a guest post for Between Reality titled Character Clichés I Could Live Without, so be sure to take a look at that as well!

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Best of July

Hey everyone, welcome to August! Depending on where you are, you might’ve experienced the same heat wave I did, so I hope we’ve gotten through the worst of it and you’re all managing to stay cool!

Anyways, there’s a lot to talk about this month! In this post, we’ve got music news, articles on writing, some YouTube videos, and a little bit of info about what’s been going on with me this past month. So without putting it off any longer, let’s get started!

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Best of June

Wow, two blog posts in one weekend! Surprised?

Well, normally I would’ve given myself a few days between blog posts, but since I’ll be away all of next week, I figured I should go ahead and share my favorite things from June. A lot of exciting things happened, from new album releases to graduation to visiting family. I have a lot to talk about, so I won’t hold back any longer. Click to read on!

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Top 5 Female Singers

Before I start – yes, my blog posts are erratic lately. I didn’t think things could get any busier with school being over, but I guessed wrong. These last two weels have been particularly full of volunteering, family visits, and planning events, so when I do have my free time, I usually just slump down and fall asleep. I probably need to be more disciplined.

However, after my previous post about my top 5 male singers, I did promise that I would make a second list for my favorite female vocalists. If you want a recap of the first list, be sure to click the link above, and then come back to read all about my Top 5 Female Singers!

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Best of May

Happy June, everyone! I’m hoping everyone had as great a month as I did. Between birthdays, vacation, and finally being done with high school, it’s been pretty exciting around here. But more on that in a moment. First, I want to share a few of my other highlights from the month of May!

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