13 posts. Nearly 3 months of blogging about viruses. 1 central theme.
The musical wall-crawling Spider-Verse.
Most of my posts this year (2019) have been chosen not by the desire to speak about a certain topic, or because of the release of the latest scientific literature, or even the latest Flu numbers, but by whether I could shoehorn content under the banner of the next title – in order – from 2018’s soundtrack to the Academy Award-winning animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. A movie & a soundtrack that I really enjoyed.
And no-one guessed it though. Going into this idea I felt sure that one or two of you would have pulled me up for at least some of these pretty weird and unrelated blog titles.
|Track No.||Track title||Blog title|
|1.||“What’s Up Danger”||What’s up d̵a̵n̵g̵e̵r̵ Flu?|
|3.||“Way Up”||Way up|
|5.||“Invincible”||Invincible: viruses are always out there, take EV-D68 for example|
|6.||“Start a Riot”||Starting a riot|
|7.||“Hide”||Hide: it’s easy when no-one’s looking|
|9.||“Save the Day”||Flu vaccines can Save The Day|
|10.||“Let Go”||Will violence Let Go of the DRC long enough to kick out Ebola virus?|
|11.||“Scared of the Dark”||Scared of the Dark risks|
|12.||“Elevate”||Elevate the Flu baseline|
|13.||“Home”||Home. It’s where the viruses spread|
It’s been pretty liberating not having to think about the content first, but rather how to find something to fit into the title. I recommend this approach as a way to inject some novelty into the writing process. Getting to the end of the tracklist also added pressure to produce content more quickly. Some of you may have noticed a faster rate of writing in recent weeks.
In the end, though almost everything I blogged was still contemporary (Memories being the exception), but perhaps that’s just down to my mad skilz in the use of puns. I saw that eye roll back there!!
Along the way, I think I picked up a more laid-back style to writing up some of the more complex stuff. I hope that sticks with me.
Back to normal programming from here. Blog post titles will at least contain the name of the virus.
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