Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I know. I said I'd never do it. I really didn't think there'd ever be a reason to do it. But heck, I have a website, and I have a blog. So doing podcasts is just the next reasonable step, right?
Yeah, I know. But I get the point of podcasts now, whereas I didn't before. I used to not understand the point of sending text messages, and I do it all the time now, and when OTHER people tell me they don't get it, I can actually tell them what it's good for.
I didn't really get Twitter at first either, and I'm still not entirely comfortable with all of it. There's a lot I don't know about it. But I'm understanding it more, and it's fun, and I get why it works.
Same for podcasts. I think the reason it's so appealing to me now is that I've had a partial writers' block for some time now. There are/were three reality shows that I am/was watching: Big Brother, Survivor and Celebrity Apprentice (which is now over, hence the need to include the past tense in the earlier part of this sentence). I'm still watching them, and I'm even still taking notes, but for whatever reason, I haven't been able to convince myself to write about them in weeks. I've obviously written about a lot of other stuff since then, but when it comes to that, I am just refusing for whatever reason. But with podcasts, I can just talk about them, like I was talking to a friend who had watched the shows or to a friend who had missed the shows.
Podcasting also has one advantage over blogging and websiting - inflection. Sometimes, it's hard to get the right tone when writing, and sarcasm and such don't always come through correctly without a voice, but with podcasting, you can get every nuance.
I don't know how long the podcasting will last. It depends on how I feel it's going and the feedback that I get from it. If I like it but everyone else hates it, I'll probably still do it. If I hate it, but others like it, I might still do it. If me and the world hate it, then it's kaput. It's just going to be a work in progress.
Or maybe I'll have trouble doing that as well - what's the audio equivalent of writers' block?
In any case, if you're interested in checking out the podcast, please go to this link.
Thanks, and I hope you'll give it a listen.