It’s a new year. We’ve all got these feelings still building up inside us like moisture inside a kernel of popcorn If we don’t let them out soon, POP! out insides will be outsides and no amount of butter and salt will make it better.
I’m here for you. The January 2017 Open Mic is now open for you to record your poems/songs/rants/diatribes. But please, no money-making schemes.
- Record yourself reading one of your own works.
- Post it on your site.
- Include a link to this site in your post.
OR Comment on that month’s call for entries
OR send me a message using the contact form.
- I will post a link with your name and poem title RIGHT HERE.
- It’s an open mic invitation. NOT a challenge.
- Go simple.
I record using my iPhone, then email/share the file with myself. I very rarely edit it, unless I really waited too long to start talking.
- Want better quality?
You can get a relatively inexpensive mic on Amazon that you can hook up to your computer. Some of there come with editing software. If I do edit, I use Audacity on the Mac. It’s free and pretty easy to use. There’s a version for Windows, too.
If you pay WordPress to host your site, you can add your audio by clicking on the Add Media button in the post editor. Have the free WordPress? You have options.All of the sites below will let you upload audio. Some will host for free up to a certain amount of storage. (I think with Youtube, you’ll have to upload a movie, but you use a still image and add your poem.)
Ask below or contact me using the contact form (up above). I’ll try to help you out!
- And if you have any tips, feel free to share them!
Kat Ice Men
Pleasant Street it is not as if I kept a list
Poet Rummager Petula, the Duck
crow the escape of air
words: the escape of air (20161121)
Robert Okaji How to Write a Poem
crow the the taste of failure
words: the the taste of failure (20160923)
Stephanie L. Harper Anatomy of a Fustercluck
words: Rattle: Ekphrastic Challenge, January 2016: Editor’s Choice
21 thoughts on “January 2017 Open Mic”
Here’s to a good new year and lots of words screamed out loud
Lots and lots of screams. Maybe some giggles and moans, too.
How to monetize blogposts on WordPress except using Google AdSense? 😀
I absolutely will do this!
Yes! Gonna hold you to it!
Things go back to “normal” tomorrow. I’ll get started on it soon.☺️
Did you recite a poem last month?
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Cool! First one in!
That’s a first, I am never first.
You were this time, sister!
I did it! Here you go: https://legerelibris.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/january-open-mic/
Nope. He didn’t.
Ha ha–but I will this month. Promise. Just don’t gang up on me!
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