I was interviewed by the gorgeous Carole Whitelock on ABC 891 this week. The topic was blogging. My heart was beating out of my chest and my mouth was sandpaper-dry. I cursed myself for not bringing in a bottle of gin to calm my nerves. Having previously worked in radio news you’d think I’d be fine, but there’s something about going live which gets your pulse racing!
Here’s a recording of the interview taken by my husband.
He put his iPhone against the speakers of his car and recorded it while looking after the three kids. Miss 4 The Cat listened excitedly for a few minutes, while watching me on the webcam. When I didn’t respond to her repeated attempts to say hello to me, she got bored and rushed off to do craft. I don’t blame her, an interview about blogging wouldn’t have been my cup at tea at her age either. The 2yo Teenager and the Chilled-out Baby, slept right through it!
I had the best time. I loved the rush. I did, however, have to listen back to the recording later in the afternoon as I had no memory of what I’d actually said during the interview. All I could hear was my heart thumping. The nerves took a glass of champagne to calm down, but not before I tried to unlock a stranger’s car, forcing me to go bright red, niggle nervously and do a skid in my Toyota as I sped away.
Despite swearing to myself, as I walked into the studio, that I would never do radio again, I loved it. And yes, I would jump at the chance to do it again. I’m grateful for the opportunity.
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I’ve just listened to it and you spoke wonderfully.
You expressed everything articulately, guided people to all the right places to go to if they want to start blogging and your voice [just like your written voice] was very easy to listen to – mellifluous in fact!
You were a wonderful advocate and a great ambassador….but what is the collective noun for bloggers?
As I told yu yesterday, you rocked. xx
Very very impressive. I look forward to seeing you on TV sometime soon…
I think you have the happy knack of being able to be completely terrified and not have it come through at all. You did amazingly well!
Cool! You’re famous! I’m so proud!! x
Bianca, the best thing was you didn’t sound nervous … you came across very authoritative. You are a truly amazing ambassador for blogging.
I haven’t had a chance to listen to you yet. Think I’ll pop back this afternoon when it’s happy hour in our house with a G&T to make it more authentic. Have a lovely weekend.
So great!!! I listened to it and you sounded very confident 🙂
Have just booked a trip back to Adel in May…so might take you up on that cup of coffee while I’m home…
have a great weekend
Wow, I think it’s so brave that you did a radio show! That would totally have freaked me out! Well done.
Sure thing. Let me know closer to the date and I can DM you my mobile number x
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