Using audio clips on your blog


Derick Thompson...."We are born with the shell of exile on our backs"

Scottish poet Derick Thomson, who died this week, was an influential writer editor and dictionary maker. The editor of The Scotsman newspaper Ronald Black tells Boston’s PRI in the report above: “It’s impossible to imagine the world of the Gaelic language without Derick Thomson”


Audio can add another multimedia element. Soundcloud is the best place to host and find audio files and it works well with wordpress. All sound cloud files have a simple embed short code under their “share” menu.

When posting an audio report always add an image and a short explanatory text, as I have with the story above. Audio does not work in the visual/textual system of blogs without these additional elements as guides and inducements for reader engagement.


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