This is the module that overwhelms me the most, and I’m trying not to let it worry me so much. Part is, what do I talk about? I can talk about tv shows I like, or books, but what do I choose? Or should I just talk about generalized anxiety and how something as small as speaking on a topic of my choice is too much choice, like going to a restaurant and having too many options for a meal? It’s not that I haven’t spoken in public, I’ve done that plenty of times when I was working in archaeology, but those were 20 min sessions and I had months to prepare. Maybe it’s that I hate the sound of my voice when recorded, all high and girly? Whatever it is, I hope I feel better about them after they are complete. I am struggling as well with the show notes, as I am not sure of the detail or content that is needed. Quite often when I was presenting a paper I never actually wrote it all out, but provided myself with bulleted “talking points” so I would stay on track, but not sound so rehearsed.
Do I think podcasts will become something I use in my blog? I’m not sure. I guess it could be effective as a way to connect to the readers, makes me more real, but realistically I don’t know how worthwhile it will be. A lot of the blogs I’ve already seen about health don’t seem to include podcasts, and maybe it’s because it feels too exposed? It might be a nice way to welcome people to my blog (in the about section) and tell them a little about myself……I will need to think on this a little more for the personal side. For my job at UofC, I think podcasts could work very well. I could interview some of the faculty and students and post it on twitter, as a way to have content that is meaningful and engage new students.