I’ve been using Audioboo for some time now, to capture snippets of concerts, soundscapes at events and, with quite some trepidation, recordings of poetry recitations. Trepidation because it’s me, reading poetry that I have written, neither job I feel qualified to do adequately.
However, I have been having some fun with it, and after putting up the first couple of poem recordings, and forgetting about them for long enough without them attracting any attention, it seemed safe enough, or at least acceptably innocuous, to continue with some more.
Each recording has appeared on the pages of the poetry blog posts as an embedded audio button
that opens up when you click it, like so
Or, that is, so I thought. Until blog visitors started complaining, “What audio?”. Ah, okay, so there’s obviously a cross-platform browser compatibility issue. So, let’s hard-wire this sucker instead.
Now, the audio widgety thingummy on each page is still there, but it is accompanied by a bog-standard link as well
Writer. Darwin, science & more. 4 books: Piospheres, Darwin in Scotland, Serial Killers. Current project is THE DISSENT OF MAN. Born near London, raised near Primrose Hill and in Lincolnshire, and studied at the Universities of Bangor, York and Edinburgh for degrees in Biochemistry, Bioelectronics and Biological Computation, and a PhD in African Ecology. Mainly working in British and African universities, but also in Spain, Brussels, Mongolia and Australia, to date, publication history is mostly in academic journals, on aspects of computational biology, pastoralism and on Charles Darwin and evolution. However, also written for several national newspapers, various governments, several major record labels and independent book publishers. Fiction has appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and poetry is at the Human Genre Project. Lives in Edinburgh, with partner and their two daughters.