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I’m Getting Back Into Writing + a Poll

Good morning -or noon, or evening, or whenever you’re reading this- everyone! Today there’s something I’d like to tell you all:

We’re getting there. . .

Just a little further. . .

Alright, just three more for the fun of it. . .

I’m getting back into writing!!! I think a little explanation is needed. So, I’ve already informed you that I was taking two advanced classes, along with my regular other subjects. Because of that, I have hardly written anything this month, and not that much last month or even throughout all of 2021. For that reason, I haven’t written any posts on writing-centered advice, tips or suggestions. But this Friday I finished middle school for good (that means that I’m a freshman now and I’m not really sure what I’m going to do for high school, though that can wait)! Oh, and on another note, I completed my Advanced Placement Human Geography Exam on Friday so that’s relieving, and I’ll get results in July.

Anyway, now that summer vacation is here, I hope to do a lot more writing other than blog posts, and I hope I’ll be able to crank out some good writing-advice posts. Thanks for reading!

Now, you’re probably seeing this and wondering, “wait, what about the poll?” Well I’m glad you asked! This involves a future post.

Near the beginning of this year, two artists that I listen to and enjoy released an album. Christopher, by Hulvey, and CLOUDS (THE MIXTAPE), by NF. Both artists are Christian, though Hulvey is a Christian Artist. Both albums have Christian messages, but Hulvey’s is officially Christian. Both are pretty good, but NF’s is much better quality (and to be honest I like it more). I really want to do a review for my blog of one of them, but. . . which one?? Christopher, or CLOUDS (THE MIXTAPE)?

Since it would be for all of you, which one do you want a review on?

With God’s help,

Daniel L. Amador

13 thoughts on “I’m Getting Back Into Writing + a Poll”

  1. What exactly do you mean by “officially Christian” as opposed to otherwise? I’m pretty sure I know what you mean, but I want to make sure I understand what you’re saying before I say what I was going to say about that.

    Also, congratulations!

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    1. Yeah, that is a bit confusing. I’ll do my best to explain: NF is in fact Christian. He makes references to his faith in a majority of his songs. But he doesn’t write plainly for Christians. He writes about his struggles for everyone. To quote him, “I don’t write so that millions of people will like me, I write ’cause there’s millions of people just like me”. He writes for everyone who struggles with the things he struggles with, whether they are Christian, Muslim, Animist, or secular. His songs are based off of his struggles or just anything he has on his mind. As for Hulvey, he is also in fact Christian. But his music is entirely Christian too. Most of his songs very clearly point to God. They are to God or about God. He’s writing for Christians, those who are thinking about becoming Christian, etc. Does that make sense?

      Thank you!

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      1. That’s what I thought you meant. I personally don’t like the way that some people feel a need to categorize music as Christian or not, because there are some songs out there by “secular” artists with very Christian messages in them (example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X94-1LD2IJo keep listening to the end), and some songs by “Christian” artists that don’t sound that different from secular pop songs (example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-hgLP9YKiA which was actually written by one of the most prolific writers of secular pop songs). I just like music for music, I don’t like putting music into categories.

        But you make a good point, that some artists are writing music to try to win people to Christ and others are just making art because they want to, or they’re just doing it for money or fame. That’s important to think about too.

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      2. I’m categorizing it for my readers to better understand, and not so much that I want to.
        I’m sorry, but I’m not really allowed to watch videos I or my parents are not familiar with on YouTube.

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  2. Well in answer to your question, Danny, I had already been thinking that it would be nice if when you mention a musical piece you put a link right to it. So we won’t have to type it in I’ll copy it into a YouTube search

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    1. Oh yeah, very true. I’ll get to changing that in my post as soon as I can. I must’ve not been thinking too clearly when I wrote and published this post because, 1) what you mentioned. I would usually have put in a link, but I forgot to this time. And, 2) I had forgot to even write the title to this post. 😅

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