So, I got a little over-excited the last time I worked on the podcast. Surrounded by fancy new equipment and a hot husband whose suggestions I did NOT heed, (#stubborn #doingitmyway #fail) I recorded a bunch of stuff that I won’t be using. I sound like I’m thinking and grasping for the next word…you can hear it, I swear. And that doesn’t make for good podcasting.
Some things I have to get used to:
a) The sound of my voice. I sound like I’m seven years old. Okay, eight – maybe. It’s hard to hear myself and not blush and feel silly. I’ll get over it, but it’s taking getting used to!
b) Writing stuff out first is KEY. Yes, I know what I want to say, and I thought I was good enough to just put on the head phones and give it to the microphone, but I’m not. And that’s okay. Homegirl needs to write stuff down first – and read it. It’s in the reading that the love and *ahem* storytelling will shape the podcast.
c) Writing from the heart (which I’m pretty comfortable doing!) is key to great copy. I found that sitting at the kitchen table with Miller across from me made for the perfect environment for writing.
d) I have to give myself TIME to do this and do it well. I think because I’ve been listening to radio shows and podcasts so often, it feels they are simple and smooth to make. Well, I’m thinkin’ now that it’s because of the time, effort, great writing and patience that these shows sound so good, and feel so effortless to make.
And so, my goal to have this podcast complete by August 10th was not met. I shall aim for a new goal of having it ready for the next Mouth Piece event on September 10th. It’ll get smoother the more I make, I get it. #benicetoyourself
Thanks for your patience everyone!