Hey 3.5 readers.
Did you ever have a really tough decision?
I was proud that I figured out how to get a podcast down from idea to upload. It seemed daunting but the information about how to do it all is out there.
Then after sleeping on it, I realized that I really hate my voice. And though there are plenty of people with weird voices who manage to get by in broadcasting, I lack that polish. At any rate, I didn’t want to be out there on a podcast sounding like a stammering mess.
It’s tough do to a solo act broadcast. Even the great Howard Stern has people in the studio he can talk to, the lovely Robin Quivers for example. Who would want to listen to Howard all by himself?
I enjoyed making (or commissioning) the funny Fiverr soundbites. Do listen to the guy doing the movie trailer voice talking about me, or the guy doing the Morgan Freeman impression talking about me.
Perhaps I need to practice. Maybe I need to rethink the format. I’m not entirely sure how my BQB schtick will play on radio. I have been toying with the idea that since it is just me, that maybe I’ll do a podcast where I just read stories from the public domain, like Dracula, Frankenstein and Shakespeare or something…interspersed with funny clips.
The funny clips are expensive, so I couldn’t make one with new clips every week…maybe every couple months at best.
So I’m torn between whether I suck or maybe I’m too hard on myself. I listen to the podcast and I think I suck then I listen again and say hmm, it’s not terrible and you are kind of poking fun of yourself and self-deprecation has always been your bag on the blog…
I dunno. If you listened to it tell me your honest opinion, even if it sucked. I think for now I’ll put it on hold and concentrate on my writing. Perhaps after I’ve put a few bucks out and seen some success at writing I’ll feel comfortable putting myself out there.
It does suck though. I like to think of myself as an awesome person but then I hear what my voice sounds like and suddenly I realize why a lot of people don’t agree with my self-assessment. If only people would see us how we see ourselves.