In a few days I’m going to get up in front of a room full of people and talk about something. Not just anything. This isn’t a talk about what Cami likes to eat for breakfast or what kind of ice tea I prefer (Ginger Peach or Rose Petal Black just in case you really need to know that). No this talk is going to be about Podcasting.
When I said to myself and a table full of people a few months ago “I could give a talk on Podcasting”. It sounded brilliantly simple. A really great idea. Of course I could give a talk on Podcasting. I can talk about anything actually. Yes. THIS IS A GREAT IDEA! Then I said “May I have another Mai Tai please” and the waiter at Thatch went off to bring me another rummy lovely drink.
A few weeks later as I tried to figure out what exactly that poscasting talk would entail I thought to myself: self, that was dumb move.
But as time progressed and Mike and I prepared for WordCamp Portland I realized something very important. I do know a thing or two about podcasting. Learning it was an accident, but I’ve had a podcast for 2 years now. Okay almost 2 years. In November it will be 2 years that I’ve been doing SLL! Even if I tried not to learn anything about the medium, after 2 years something would have to sink in.
And it has.
So on Saturday morning my partner (in life, business and podcasting) and I will be giving a talk we like to call: Bondage: How to be your podcast’s Dom not its Sub. And yes I did try to make the title as dirty as I could and still make it appropriate. Why? I like the look of wonder on a person’s face as they read the name of our show and wonder what dirty dirty things we talk about and the look of bafflement when they find out it’s basically a fucked up tech show followed by sleepy and/or tipsy geeks babbling in afterhours. It brings me pleasure so I tried to duplicate that feeling for the talk title.
Plus I like to say it. You try it. Bondage: How to be your podcast’s Dom not its Sub.
I don’t know if you liked saying it but I absolutely love to think that maybe you did just say it. Out loud. Maybe around someone else. I’m giggling now just thinking about it.
Where was I? Oh yes, Bondage: How to be your podcast’s Dom not its Sub is the name of the talk that we’ll be presenting at 10:30 AM this Saturday at WordCamp Portland. I’m telling you this because if you want YOU can watch it. Yes you can, even though you don’t have tickets. Even though you don’t live in Portland. Even though you don’t have internet access… oh no, scratch that last one. You need internet access to watch the live stream of us explaining to people how to produce a podcast and not let it dictate your entire life. You’ll also be able to watch many of the other speakers and there is a great line up. I don’t have the link handy but if you go to the Wordcamp Portland site it will direct you to the livestream, I’m sure.
It’s been a great therapeutic exercise for me to get our talk ready because I realized just how much I’ve learned in the last couple of years and it renewed my love of what we do each week.
That, in case you missed it, was the afterschool special part of this blog post where I tell you that I learned something new and inspiring from the work that I did… even though when I volunteered to do it I was all goofed up on Tiki drinks from Thatch.
That’s enough blog babble for now. I have things to do. Laundry to wash. An outfit and shoes to pick out for Friday. Oh and there was something about more school supplies for that child of mine. And also possibly taking a nap.