All I did was edit, edit, edit! But don’t get to hopeful for show 120 to be up any time soon. This was just trying to get all of the individual segments that will make up the show done so I can put them in some kind of order and write the transitions. Transitions are all of the things I say in between segments to make them understandable for the audience. So I was REALLY overly optimistic when I thought I could get this editing AND the writing complete in time to hike today.
But thanks and BIG smooches to you BCs who put supportive comments on my blog rant about my lack of progress and hot weather. It really helped me to get grounded again. This last show is a labor of love, not self-punishment.
More of the same. It’s cooler, thank God! But still plenty warm, so today my play is to continue through the edits and see how far I get.
FYI, here’s the process for any of my non-bonus shows.
1. Review audio submissions and comments for inclusion in next show.
2. Get some idea about the themes for the show.
3. Edit any audio segments (usually this is pretty light, as the segments are usually pretty short)
4. Figure out the order of segments (usually not bad, as the regular show has a pretty standard format)
5. Write all of the material needed to go between segments (everything except Stéfanie’s Secret Topic response and my Letting Go pondering – these are both done on the fly)
6. Edit my writing and send to my phone.
7. Format on my phone’s note app so I can read these (remember I’m blind as a bat and so my font needs to be big with space)
8. Hike or walk somewhere, preferably early in the day so I can find a shady Zen spot to record in.
9. Record all of the segments, hopefully with few mistakes or retakes.
10. Listen to my recordings on the way down the mountain or walking back from the park, mentally noting what needs fixing or retakes.
11. Transfer the recorded files to my computer
12. Edit all of these pieces together, adding in any SFX or extra music. Make sure the levels are consistent so you won’t be blasted or lose too much volume in your earbuds or over the speakers when you listen.
13. Initial export of main file.
14. Listen AGAIN (man I get sick of my voice by now)
15. Good, or not good and edit and export again, or move on.
16. Add XML tags to the file and upload to my media provider’s server.
17. Write all of the show notes and links and test them.
18. Make sure the podcast file is working on the site.
19. Double check the technical parts that make the publicity blasts work (as much as I can)
20. DEEP BREATH and click “Publish”.
So, as you can see, I’m not TOO far in my list at the moment. Partially because I have SO MUCH MORE material than usual, and partially because I want everyone to shine as much as I can for this last appearance. One thing is for sure, I have LEARNED so much besides what I’ve learned about my eating disorder. I’ve learned many professional skills when it comes to producing a podcast. It’s a ton of work on the best of days, but since my work right now is making me sad as well as happy, it’s just a bit harder to get through.
Bottom line, I’ll just keep moving and when I get there, I do. Hmmm, kind of like my conclusion with Intuitive Eating?
Hope you’re having fun today BCs!
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PSS, some BCs have asked me the difference between blog postings and status pages. Blog postings are where I develop a complete topic triggered by my status thoughts. Status thoughts are how my day went, what’s on my agenda, and how my body feels today – and not much editing or thought goes into them. That’s why I don’t clog up your email with them. 🙂
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