less opinion, more info, first vlog
Maybe it’s my age, getting older, mixed with travels during the past 8 days to 3 localities, and how that’s triggered more self-consciousness, the debilitating kind. Hard for me to interpret feelings when I’m tired, and the things that have energized me in the past by being around great people, didn’t seem to get me buzzed this time around. I’ve been around great people this week, and I’m very grateful for them and the experiences of the past week. But something just doesn’t feel right.
One thought that dawned on me is that I’m good for short-term power lunch kind of conversations, but after half an hour or so, I sorta run out of things to drive a conversation. I have a lot of trivial information at my fingertips, but not many opinions to spout and pontificate. I felt insecure about that this week, several times. It’s not a bad thing, per se, but I was more aware of it. I don’t like that feeling. And here on my blog, because of the profile of my professional positions, I’ve hesitated in being more raw with my feelings and thoughts. Then during the videoblogging seminar on Saturday, I saw how much more vulnerable and intimate one could be vlogging than words alone via blogging, and that vlogging was way easier than podcasting. So I was very inspired to start vlogging, occasionally anyways. Thanks Aaron (thevoiz) Flores!
I found a few moments to put this vlog together, after many technical difficulties trying to get onto a skype interview to record a forthcoming podcast over at conversatio; my DSL was on the blinks, Jen suggested I go over to Starbucks, but there was too much ambiant noise there; I tried sitting in my car parked right next to the store window, but the Hotspot wifi signal was very low; I drove back home, and DSL finally came back, and we had fun doing the interview. Will let you know soon as it’s posted.