Not really my style . . .

A few months ago, after reading this blog, a friend made the suggestion that I might want to have a go at creating either a video blog post (Vlog) or an audio blog post (podcast). After I had finished laughing, I tried to explain my reasons for not wanting to go down this line:

“I don’t have any recording equipment!” was my first line of defence. “You have a smartphone!” was the response.

“I wouldn’t have sufficient space on my WordPress account for audio/video files!” was my riposte. “Just create a link to a shared area on your One Drive!” came the return.

At that point, I made an excuse and logged off the app I was chatting on.

The main issue is with both a Podcast and a Video blog, is that I know what my voice sounds like. In my head, I sound like a young Charles Dance. In reality, my accent is quite broad(ish) and I sound like a poor man’s Fred Truman, which makes me feel a little self-conscious. So I don’t think you will be hearing from me in that sense, any time soon. Although … I did get a phone tripod, just in case.

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The path to “Lock-down … episode IV” has begun. I was shopping for a few essentials (wine, beer, gin etc) in a local supermarket. Ninety per cent, of the shoppers were continuing to wear a face mask as requested. But I could not help noticing five or six customers that seemed to think that pulling the neck of their T-shirts over their mouth would work. The fact that as soon as they reach out to take something off the shelf, their mouth becomes exposed seemed to have little or no effect.

I fear that these next few weeks are going to be ‘make or break’ in this pandemic. Of course, the Prime Minister cannot lose here. As the Government appears to have abandoned responsibility and forced that responsibility onto us, he is in a ‘win-win’ situation. If everything goes well after the great ‘unlocking’ then he will be the Hero of the day. However, if the whole thing goes pear-shaped, then it will be our fault for dodging our own personal responsibilities.

One thought on “Not really my style . . .

  1. You could try uploading a video to a Vimeo free account.
    My children say that whenever I record myself I use my telephone voice, I tell myself it’s my normal voice!

    The other day I watched Jules Hudson’s Yorkshire Show on channel five. A farmer was talking about his sheep, he had the most gorgeous old fashioned Yorkshire accent, one I’ve not heard for a long time but not rough like a typical Leeds one, It was Yorkshire as it once was, it made me smile and was so lovely to hear.

    I agree with you about Boris Johnson.
    I notice our new health minister has not been very careful and has caught Covid and this has sent Boris and Rishi into isolation. I don’t know about you, but I think the man’s a joke after announcing that he would not be wearing a mask on public transport. Bring back Matt Hancock – actually, I bet Matt is laughing his head off!

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