Doing a podcast/vidcast

I never really considered this an option before mostly through a combination of what’s the point and ack! its a camera! sort of vibes, but that confounded Cameron Reilly, personally responsible (along with Richard Giles) for this atrocity of a blog you are currently reading, has got me thinking about the whole thing.

It is in some ways an interesting idea and I’m sure it would be a load of fun. I’d even most likely be able to get the hang of the whole camera thing and stop being self-conscious about the sound of my own voice on tape. But there is one major stumbling block. I don’t really have anything to say. I mean yeah I could pad out a couple of shows with discussions about bisexuality and the changing social views towards bdsm. But I don’t really think I’m capable of coming up with interesting content on a regular basis.

See, I’m one of those people who self-censor (yes I know everyone who was at the TPN dinner are currently rolling on the floor laughing at that). What I mean by this is that I censor my creative ideas. When I was a musician I would take ages to write a simple melody because I’d only get a bar in before I decided it was crap and deleted it, in english creative writing I would decide that every idea I had was bad.

Just unconvinced that I’m up to the challenge and being a perfectionist, I am hence reluctant to try.

6 thoughts on “Doing a podcast/vidcast

  1. Richard Giles September 22, 2006 / 12:42 pm

    Go on do it!You’ll be surprised at what can happen by taking the leap. Now’s the time not to self censor and just let it gush out.I’m sure Cam will assist.

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  2. miriam September 22, 2006 / 4:21 pm

    The real question is. What could I possibly have to talk about? The people talking about random shit podcast market is rather saturated. I can’t really think of an interesting topic that I could get more than a couple of podcasts out of.

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  3. colin September 22, 2006 / 6:53 pm

    Funny thing is, that when she’s at home, she never shuts up!Actually, now that I think about it, she’s mainly going on about random shit, so perhaps she has a point after all…How about a 5 minute cooking show? You know, ‘Cook a three course dinner (or at least caramel fudge) in only 5 minutes’!:-pI miss you girl, come home soon!

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  4. miriam September 22, 2006 / 7:11 pm

    you and your confounded 5 minute cooking show. Watching me cook just simply isn’t interesting. You just want me to make more caramel fudge :-pAnd its not possible to cook a three coarse meal in 5 minutes… Unless of course the starter is rocket and parmesan salad. The main is steak tartare and the dessert is premade sorbet.

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  5. colin September 23, 2006 / 12:34 am

    See, I’ve got you thinking already! Yay, go thunkimg. All that is thinkanble is possible. u cub be a star my gorgeuos inyour own itme.I think i need to go to bed nbow cos i’ve had a raesaasonable amout nt to drink/. oops my ring fell off!

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  6. colin September 23, 2006 / 12:37 am

    and yes, u cud be right ablout the caramale fudger, it’s mega yuumm. golly gosh bytu I do miss you. i think i’m gonna take the bike out tnmommorow if its nice :-())

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