Hello there folks,
First of all I’d like to thank all 50 participants who took my survey which was posted on here, approximately one week ago.
I was looking out for prosody in TV adverts and was looking out for the amount of people that can associate brands with their respective company by just hearing a sound clip, that of a jingle, poem, a piece of music or just a voice-over commentary.
Here are the correct answers!
*Drum-roll please…* Continue reading
Spare a minute to take the survey below. I am researching prosody in advertising, which is “the patterning of sound” (Cook, 1992, p. 120). I am specifically looking at jingles and music in television advertising. Continue reading
Photo Credit: The Independent
Yes, yes, yes. I know what you’re going to think. “what the hell? I remember this site from a long, long time ago, I forgot all about the wondrous writings and musings of such an incredibly inspiring and brilliant author.”
Okay, enough blowing my own trumpet.
I don’t write much during term times, and the fact that I have a few days to write up an assignment of which I have only written my name, (you dream of this life, I’m sure of it) I thought this would get my creative juices flowing once again. Win-win situation. Boom.
Anyway, I know a lot of my regular readers won’t find this article applicable due to residing in various other parts of the world, but bear (roar) with me on this one… Continue reading
And he crawls back on the Reader as if he never even left.
Apologies for not posting as frequent as you’d hope.
I have been tied up (not literally) with Uni work and by the time I’m finished doing the compulsory work, I am exhausted and it leaves me no motivation to write more.
Anyway, in one of my courses, we are actually studying blog-writing. Continue reading
Well. Well. Well.
What do we have here eh?
I knew this topic would crop up one day or another, but do not worry. This article isn’t what it sounds like (yet).
Trust me… 😉 Continue reading
As we all know, the popularity of taking a picture of one’s self has seen a massive increase in popularity over the last couple of years or so and with apps such as SnapChat and Instagram a few taps away, I don’t see the trend declining anytime soon.
Let’s set something straight. Selfies do not bother me one bit.
Heck, I have taken a couple of photos of myself with my smartphone and whatnot. I don’t see any harm in doing so and looking in a mirror just doesn’t have that lasting effect anymore. It’s not like we can see ourselves through other means, ya feel me?
Any way, let me address my issue.
My issue is not with selfies themselves (title was a tad misleading, apologies), but rather with the people who supposedly take them.
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In an age largely reliant on the internet, there has been a massive change to people’s lifestyles in the last 15 years or so. That being said, We have generally seen an increasingly overweight human race… from what I hear that is (What do I know? I’m only 20). It’s not like I knew much when I was five, right? (Actually, I have heard I was a pretty smart kid but that is besides the point)…
Don’t worry, this isn’t an article that bashes the Internet and tells you to eat your vitamins, say your prayers and run around in the park for six hours. Instead I am focusing on something a lot more specific.
Note: This is my first proper article in a long time. So cut me some slack, let’s see where it takes us. (Oh, and the steps are at the end of this article).
Not me of course, come on people, be a little creative.
Well, it has been a long time since I’ve been on here. A very, very long time since I even logged in. To be honest I’m not sure if I really have enough in the tank to keep writing articles without getting slightly repetitive. There’s only so much one can write about eh? Continue reading
I know I haven’t written much on here over the last few weeks or so. Here’s why.
When I started blogging, I just wanted to share my thoughts with people. Not just my peers, but with various people around the world.
A few months later, that is exactly what happened…. A few months later still, I created my second blog.
But all that happened during my gap year. I had free time. A lot of it. Continue reading
A super-short post.
I know you’re there… Deciding on whether to read the rest of this post or not.
I’m not talking about you, I’m talking about that voice in your head right at this moment that is reading this.
What accent does it have when you read my blog posts? Do you read them in your voice or do you read them in mine? Continue reading
This isn’t much of an article.
I’m thinking of changing the name of this blog.
I think it doesn’t quite represent the written content and I want it to move in a new direction.
“The EssWhyDee Blog” is a unique name but doesn’t have much impact imo. Continue reading
Do professional opinions exist?
Of course they exist… or do they?
Let’s dig a little deeper though.
I’ll give you a little insight as to what happened on a particular WordPress blog the other day…
A blogger had posted about war and asked for comments regarding military intervention between countries etc.
I commented saying that “I am not a fan of military intervention unless it was a VERY LAST resort and that a life lost is a life lost, regardless of what side you’re on.” Continue reading
No humour, no punchline. Just pure bullshit. Views make me feel warm and fuzzy inside so just go ahead and read it.
(Don’t judge me)
Demons run. Demons run when a good man goes to war.
Pat yourself on the back if you know where the title is from. Slap yourself if you don’t. (Comment if you know where I stole the title from)
What with people still on-about their resolutions for 2014… here’s a likkle pep talk/motivational speech sorta thing. It’s more for myself and fellow bloggers than for the general public to read. But don’t stop reading now. Trust me, there’s no turning back… Continue reading
First of all, what did y’all think of the “Xmas 2013 special” on my blog?
What do you mean you haven’t read it?
Ah, well there wasn’t an Xmas special you see. That’s probably why… Continue reading
It’s me again.
Don’t spill your drinks, It’s only a flying visit.
Not the usual article from myself, however.
Here’s what’s up.
I’m confused at what to do with The Kidnapping…
For my newer readers, no I am not plotting a kidnapping, nor do I intend to be kidnapped in the foreseeable future (Or ever, for that matter)… Continue reading
I’ve tuned down the humour for this article. It’s genuinely something to ponder about.
“What doesn’t kill you, make you stronger” is a phrase that has always been rather popular with the unwashed masses. Heck, It’s a pretty darn good saying an’ all, don’t-cha think? …. Don’t-chaaa?
Commonly used to raise one’s spirit, usually a lie told to yourself to make you feel like you are stronger than you actually are.
Is there anything wrong with that? Of course not… We all need to tell ourselves a little white lie once in a while so we feel comfortably satisfied with what has just happened or to help us come to terms with such and such.
But then you can also apply this phrase in a more literal manner. Continue reading
The Golden Eagle SYDblog Logo
Just look at that beauty…
What more can I say?
This wasn’t even supposed to be a blog-post, but whatever… Might as well give you a double dose of The EssWhyDee Blog this week.
BEHOLD. My friends.
Welcome to the Golden Eagle era.
Let me hang up your jackets. Oh, and do take a seat… Continue reading
Or as you might say… “Haters gonna hate”
This is a topic that can pretty much be under any category. For example, I could have easily made this into an Interpreted article, a My Thoughts On article, or even added it to the most popular category, Why Bother?
But then I remembered, I had promised that you guys got to dictate what format of article you wanted. Apparently, 50% of you wanted a funny rant. Great.
Fucking great. Humour doesn’t just grow on trees you know.
Anyway, to this week’s topic…
The way this term is thrown about over the internet, real life and in general conversation lately has started to bug me so much that I thought I’d write something on it.
How original eh? *Smiles creepily while the lights flicker* Continue reading
I took over half an hour selecting an appropriate header image for this article, so please… Take a moment out to appreciate it. That is exactly what being in the friendzone feels like x 100 (From reliable sources).
I’ve been meaning to write this article for quite some time now, but I’ve never actually got round to it. One of the reasons being that I believed that I could write a decent introduction and a punchline finish (As per usual), but I didn’t know exactly what to write in the body of the text. I had informed some of my friends that I wanted to write this article and they seemed to quite like the idea. So here goes….
Just a quick post folks…
For the regular readers of The EssWhyDee Blog, you obviously know that I NEVER rant about anything, so here’s something new.
It doesn’t really ‘annoy’ me as such, but is something that occurs waaaay more than what is considered a healthy amount… Continue reading
Got some good news people… (YES, I can be positive sometimes, okay)
The EssWhyDee Blog has reached 100 Followers on WordPress!!
That, and I have been accepted into University! It’s a great step for me to take… What a gap year it has been so far, I’ve accomplished almost EVERYTHING that I had wanted to do this year and it certainly has been eventful. I’ve been out of the country twice, I’ve had paid jobs on 3 different occasions and have had some great experiences. Continue reading
I haven’t posted in a while. Which is good news for society because that usually means that nothing is annoying me enough to sit down write about it.
Anyway, today I experienced the human jolt. You heard… The human jolt… – That sidestep thingy we’re forced to do in public.
You know… When two people are walking in opposite directions to each other and you try to judge the other person’s movement and steps to see which side of the narrow pavement they are going to walk on. In movies, It’s a great scene, sure… Some would say it’s ‘cute’, even. But real life tells a whole different story. Believe me… Continue reading
Over the past day or two, I have hyped up that I have a few good posts coming up on this blog. I do have the ideas written down, but nothing has been put on WordPress as of yet… I’m holding fire to space out my posts a bit more. Do expect some half decent, well thought out articles in this week and the next.
Not to say that they’ll be the best articles to come from my strange mind… But It’ll be good for a final push to get me about 5 more followers (you’ll soon see why).
Shit… I hope I haven’t upped your expectations too much. Oh, Urm…. Continue reading
You’d better believe every single word you read in this article…
It says what it says so on the tin. The following article is 100% true, it does not represent my views of any kind and you must totally follow these procedures as if your life depends on it. These are facts.
Facts, I tell you.
Don’t worry. You can trust me…. 😉
People are really spreading terrible rumours about you on Twitter. Do click the DM link, otherwise shockingly painful things will happen to you. Be sure to find that person who is spreading those vicious lies about you and make them pay, in blood…
Just a quick update…
So you know how I was thinking of making a secondary blog? Surely you must have read Blog 36 – Secondary Blog?
I was thinking of a particular niche to write about. Apparently 40% of all blogs in 2011 were technology based (still finding the site where I read that). But anyway, I bit the fruit (No, not the forbidden fruit. Just the fruit).
If any of my followers are into technology, particularly smartphones… Check out my secondary blog, which is called EssWhyTech
The URL is: http://techsyd.wordpress.com
The very first readers of The EssWhyDee Blog may or may not recall my first ever rant. It was titled “Blog 3 – Hash Tagging on Facebook” and pretty much laid down the foundation for future rants to come and similar articles. So you could say that it was the beginning of this legacy I have created (not).
It wasn’t massively popular as It was still early days for myself, blogging… But it did end up bringing in some valuable early views. Anyway… A while back, it was pointed out to me that Hash tagging now works on Facebook and so I had to make a decision. Delete, or amend.
I chose neither…
Yesterday night, I made the decision to go ahead and delete Blog 36. I realised that it wasn’t the type of post I usually share and therefore would be robbing my regular readers of an entire article in place of a post full of GIF images… If you don’t know what I’m on about, don’t worry. I deleted soon after publishing so you might not have seen it.
Anyway, this gave me a thought… What if I created a secondary blog… One with a niche. I wonder how that would fare compared to this niche-less beast of a blog (barely). So I started thinking… How about technology? My 3 most viewed articles of all time are regarding technology…
But then I had second thoughts…
Today, my friends… I will show you the light.
I shall show you how to defend yourself in an argument, how to be untouchable. You heard…
I can hear your heart beating faster. I’m glad I’ve got your attention. The answers to life shall be revealed in this very post. The space continuum shall collapse by the time you finish reading this article. Words that should never be uttered will be told and all hell shall break loose.
Psht, Why do you even read the shit I write? Anyway. Back to the subject…
Change is on the horizon my friends. (I have no idea why I just wrote that, It sounded inspiring and I didn’t know what to name this post).
I finally did it guys…
I embraced ‘change’ with open arms and squeezed the living daylights out of it.
You could say this marks the birth of a new era. Actually, don’t. Continue reading
So… It all started as a mere idea.
I was on a gap year and I had a desire to express my views… In particular, I wanted to share a story.
The first hurdle for me, was choosing the right blogging platform for myself. Blogger seemed like the obvious option, but immediately I was put off… Same situation with Tumblr, but decided I wasn’t going to be a micro-blogger. Finally, I found WordPress, downloaded the Android app and stuck with it… And boy am I glad that I did.
So I finally typed up the story I had to tell. It was called My Bizarre Experience. I split it into two parts because initially, I wanted the very first readers of my blog to return a few days later. I had chosen a very bad, dark theme at the time and everything was all very… Urm… Amateur.
What you’ll read below was written out of boredom and has been sitting in my drafts for a very long time.
Usually, If a post goes into my drafts folder, it doesn’t end up getting published…Ever. What goes in, doesn’t necessarily come back out. (Cue evil laughter)
I’ve published it because it had the highest votes in the poll, within this article. However, I don’t expect it to gather many views or likes as it was written very quickly. (Wait, have I just put you off reading the rest of this article?)
But anyway, Get your tissues ready, because you are about to enter the emotional roller-coaster! (Height restrictions apply)
Have you ever…
Unlike usual, The EssWhyDee Blog has had a bit of traffic from web searches the last few days…
People have genuinely searched for the correct uses of “There”, “Their” and “They’re” and ended up on my blog reading my previous Why Bother? article, I feel quite sorry for them actually…
All they got was a sarcastic rant which would’ve just confused them more than before reading it. Unfortunately, I failed to realise that there are many different kinds of people in this world, some that may still be of young age and learning…and others who are just plain thick…
So I’ve Just got back from holiday and I’ve been thinking…
Enough is enough.
It has been just under 4 months of writing on The EssWhyDee Blog and now I feel that it is time…
Time to hang up my boots.
After countless sleepless nights, tens of hours spent thinking about things to write, laughing at my own jokes and checking every single minute for new views…It has certainly been a roller-coaster ride for me, to say the least. Continue reading
Yes, I made this meme. I had that much time on my hands – Syd
- I have decided to start a new series of blog posts (along with everything else) that basically consists of things that bother me, in a fun, bite-size format that you can spend a minute or two reading and hopefully have a little chuckle at…The series will be called “Why Bother?”
- Creative writing has always been something I have been generally interested in. Therefore I will be releasing two-part mini stories every so often, trying to perfect the art of creating effective cliffhangers, as a creative exercise. Hope you guys enjoy it…This series will be called “Blogisode“
- I also have one or two other things currently up my sleeve (no, not tissues or anything like that) for this blog, so do hit that follow button if you want to read some creative mini-stories and some little ranty posts you can read at breakfast.
Oh, and since I’m on the laptop, I’ll start things off by giving you a Why Bother? Blog as soon as I write it up!
Quick Post. Thank all of you.
While others celebrate being Freshly Pressed, I’m celebrating the fact that The EssWhyDee Blog has hit over 2,000 views in 2 and a half months, with exactly 20 blog posts.
This is what we work for!
So thanks to everyone that reads my blogs, and a bigger thanks to those who share it!!!
Follow me on Twitter and Like us on Facebook…
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Lately, I have had a major sense of discomfort when it comes to celebrities…Notably one in particular(but I’ll get to that in just a second, even though you’ve probably already guessed by the picture).
When I say ‘Celebrities’, I mean Singers/Rappers mainly.
Before I get into this, I don’t endorse criminal activity of any sort but nor am I targeting a specific use of drug as ‘bad’ or a specific person as being ‘bad’. It’s just a pessimistic view on things, like a lot of other things I write.
First of all, I know I’ve not blogged for a week or so. This is because I have been too busy. Expect lots of posts on The EssWhyDee Blog after my last exam(which is the 10th of this month).
Some show it publicly, others don’t.
I may not always show it but I give out a lot of respect to people around me, you don’t have to do much to gain it, I’ll appreciate little things and…BAM! Brownie points for you!
But hang on a sec, should we be dishing out respect to everyone around us?
“This is rubbish!” – “But I don’t think so”
Opinions are formed around us on a constant basis. Everyone has them. Some of them are stupid and uneducated whilst others are valid and helpful.
It is a key part of life…we form opinions in our minds to decide on what we believe, whether we vocalise them or not.
You can have opinions on people, certain issues such as current events or even on a product and whether you like it or not. It creates love, hate, peace, war, conflict etc
But there is something about your POV that differs from anything else.
It’s YOURS…Therefore, it matters. Regardless of facts/figures or the what anybody else thinks, you will still hold a connection with your opinion because it defines your character.
Just another quick rant guys…
Yes, you guessed it, This one is about Facebook! *Cheers all round*
To those people who like their own status/photos;
Why would you do it?
Why? Why? WHY?!
Right, for all those that clicked this Blog, thinking that it was about Pokemon, look away now. It’s anything but. It’s actually the most casual blog post you’ll ever see from myself. One about procrastination…
I had planned on doing many things this week, some of them being to:-
- Clean my room
- Read up on numerous topics for revision(Government and Politics)
- Fit in my social life at the same time (which by the way, has deteriorated dramatically this year)
I don’t mind revising, but my opinion on Politics has totally changed in the 2 years that I’ve studied it. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t regret it at the time. In fact, for an entire academic year I ACTUALLY ENJOYED IT. Wow. I was motivated, I got superb grades and all was well. until the 2nd year came around and it knocked me down, I got back up and it knocked me down, knocked me down.
Yes, that was a song reference, Keri Hilson anyone?
*Read the following post in Morgan Freeman’s voice, for maximum effect*
If there’s one thing in this world that annoys the hell outta me, its hash tagging on Facebook. (#, not the drug)
Firstly it’s perfectly understandable if one would hash tag anywhere other than Twitter, because lets face it, other websites do have the capabilities to link posts based on hashtags… as far as i know, Facebook does not have this capability at the moment, so why do it???
will it make you look cool? are you trying to ‘fit in’? Or do you not understand the mere concept of hash tagging? Continue reading
(Representation of the Road)
Note: This is a true story
With her eyes fixated on the floor, it gave me a sense of curiosity… From where i was at the time, it looked like a white piece of paper…and from that moment on, MY eyes were fixated on the item.
As she walked passed the “item”, she looked back to where she had been staring all this time, and had a look of discomfort on her face, the type you REALLY DON’T want to see. it was a mix between anxiety and shock…either that, or she had let out a massive fart. She just stopped whatever she was doing and reluctantly walked on…We passed each other but there was a sense of worry present…
As I walked up to the item on the floor, I realised it was a £5 note. But it was folded in origami fashion into a flat shape of some sort…very distinctive and unique, sort of like a paper boat you would make in primary school, but pointed at the bottom. So naturally i walked past it without a second thought.
But then it occurred to me, somebody else would take it anyway, so I might aswell put it in charity…
I immediately stopped, turned around to pick it up and…- HANG ON ONE COTTON PICKING MOMENT…….IT WASN’T THERE!…..What the hell?! WAS I HALLUCINATING?! There was no wind at all, No-one to pick it up, not a soul in sigh…..- WAIT. WHAT? Continue reading
OK, so before i get into any humour, controversy or anything else, let me share my experience with you.. its not a story which will frighten you, but its worth a read as it is 100% accurate and true.
It all happened about 3 years ago on the way back home from college… it was a very mild autumn/winter day and it was not very bright outside, for some reason or another, i had finished a little late from college and was taking my usual route home, which by the way had very little people actually walking that way on a daily basis(Now what i mean is, not little people as in midgets, but more of a numerical analogy. glad that’s cleared up). that particular day, there were even less people walking down that main road maybe 1 or 2 on each side, though i cant remember exactly, i know it was really really peaceful, quiet but also quite eerie. so i put my headphones in like normal and set off on my journey. Continue reading
Welcome to EssWhyDeeBlog,
This is basically the same as my About esswhydeeblog page, i thought i might aswell post this to get me started…Enjoy
In my future blog posts, you’ll find articles about a varied number of topics… so far i have a few in mind:
- Life in general , experiences and things i find intriguing
- WWE/Doctor Who and thoughts on episodes
- Political Affairs and things on the news
Now, that is quite a wide spectrum I shall be covering, maybe more, maybe less. I shall interject humour into my articles where appropriate and also tackle controversial issues which shall leave you pondering.
Im also into designing and things, so I’ll be making an official logo very soon. STAY TUNED
Follow me on Twitter: @SwhyD94