Have you ever had a problem with tunes repeatedly playing in your head like a broken record? Or how you catch yourself constantly humming the same tune(s), over and over again like some radio station stuck on the Top 40 Hits? That parasite that you’re afflicted with, my friends, is called an Earworm:
ear·worm ˈi(ə)rˌwərm/ 1: a catchy song or tune that runs continually through a person's mind.
There are three ways to cure an earworm, of which one (if not all 3) should be able to help you. Those three methods are to…
- Find a new tune to get stuck in your head! (I know, right? Like, WTF?!)
- Blast your earworm right out of your head through physical means — by singing, humming, tapping your fingers/drumstix/pencils, shaking your ass, and/or playing that tune over and over again. Hopefully you’ll be so sick of it that it leaves you before your ears bleed…
- Share that infectious earworm with someone else and laugh at their misery! …Kind of like what I’m doing. Right now. Via this blog. (Muah-hahahah! I’m soooo Eviiiiilll!)
But the best thing to do is to participate in this earworm blog hop of sorts, as it will provide you with all 3 cures simultaneously. So go ahead — share your earworm or else pick up a new one, and join our infectious earworm madness!
There’s no membership, no fees, no constant participation required. It’s fairly simple. Whenever you’ve caught yourself an earworm and would like to cure yourself of it, follow the steps below:
- Create a post on your blog that displays/shares a music video of your latest earworm, and make sure to use these keywords or hashtags in your post:
Hashtags: #MyLatestEarworm #MLE
Keywords: My Latest Earworm, MLE
Optional: In addition, you can reach even more people (and increase the chance of you ridding yourself of that ridiculous parasite,) by adding these universal keywords/hashtags to your post as well: #earworm #tunes #NowPlaying
- Leave a comment under my latest earworm blog post, and include the link to your latest earworm post. This way, people can find you through my site (and you can find them). All of the earworm posts can be found via this link, with the latest one shown first: http://tiny.cc/Earworm/
- Use the logo and URL shown at the bottom of this page to visually and physically “connect” your earworm post with other participants. This will help people find their way to the motherlode (this page), thereby connecting them (and you) with all other participating blogs. It’s like a never-ending circle of blog hopping fun!
- Check out other earworm-afflicted blog(gers) in the comments of the latest earworm post at http://tiny.cc/Earworm. Visit their blog, leave them a comment, and they’ll be sure to do the same for you!
This is what the blog hop looks like:
Learn more about this blog hop!
To achieve the same look-n-feel as above, copy the HTML code in the box below and paste it onto your earworm blog post:
<p align="center"> <a href="http://tiny.cc/Earworm" target="_blank" title="My Latest Earworm (MLE) ~ Check out other Earworm-afflicted bloggers!"> <img src="https://myblogmyzen.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/mle_150x218.png" width="150" height="218" border="0" alt="My Latest Earworm (MLE) ~ Check out other Earworm-afflicted bloggers!" /></a> <br /> <a href="http://tiny.cc/MyLatestEarworm" title="Learn more about our earworm blog hop" target="_blank">Learn more</a> about this blog hop! </p>
Alternatively, you can use a text-link version of the earworm blog hop instead of the logo version. The text-link version will look like this:
The HTML code for the text-link version is shown below; just copy and paste it onto your earworm blog post:
<p align="center"> <b>Check out other Earworm-afflicted bloggers at <a href="http://tiny.cc/Earworm" target="_blank" title="Check out other Earworm-afflicted bloggers at My Latest Earworm (MLE)">My Latest Earworm (MLE)</a>! <br /> <a href="http://tiny.cc/MyLatestEarworm" title="Learn more about our earworm blog hop">Learn more</a> about this blog hop!</b> </p>
If for some reason, you’re having problems with any of the above — feel free to contact me via my Contact page and I’ll see what we can do. 🙂 Happy blog-hopping!