Portions of Today’s Programming Are Reproduced By Means of Electrical Transcriptions or Tape Recordings…

I had intended to take the week off from blogging. Well, that isn’t entirely true. I had something I wanted to write about and post, but all of yesterday got eaten up with accounting and then today got eaten up by all the stuff I wanted to do yesterday as well as a bunch of stuff I had never planned on doing. So around 4 pm when I was finally sitting down to lunch, I decided to let posting go for this week. But as always, something came up. Something always comes up. For months now I’ve been considering taking an extended break from blogging – perhaps a month or two – but I always put if off. Let me just do this one last post, and then I’ll stop for a while. I suppose we all tell ourselves those pretty white lies.

This is going to be a quickie, however. More of an inquiry than a statement, actually. You see, I’ve decided to launch a BlogTalkRadio show, towards the end of the month, after tax season. I’ve mentioned this to a couple of other authors with whom I happen to be engaged in interviews and it occurred to me that this would be a good time to start gathering info on parties who might be interested in appearing on the show.

I’m calling it “Short Subjects I Feel Like Talking About” and, like my blog, it will be a somewhat random assortment of issues I want to discuss as well as samples of my own work. In fact, I intend to begin the program with a series of readings, which I think will give me a low-pressure opportunity to become accustomed to being on the air. But eventually I’d like to start doing individual author interviews as well as panel shows on a variety of writing-related subjects.

Although the shows will be archived, my intention is to vary the times of the broadcasts in order to make it feasible for residents of other countries to participate. There’s no way to know, of course, how many people might listen in in any given week – if any – but I’m hopeful that it will give all of us a unique opportunity to reach out to readers and the writing community.

So here’s my question – who wants in? Who among you is bold or foolish enough to enter these untested waters and emerge, spluttering and shaken but hopefully not permanently damaged? Comment below, tweet me @LoriLSchafer or email me at lorilschafer(at)outlook(dot)com and let me know what you think. What kinds of programs would you like to hear? Would you be interested in appearing on one? Solo or in a group? What might you want to talk about?

I’m all ears!

15 thoughts on “Portions of Today’s Programming Are Reproduced By Means of Electrical Transcriptions or Tape Recordings…

  1. Jann @ AustinDetails.me

    What a brave move, Lori. Can’t wait to hear your first show. As a listener, I know I’d find it fascinating to hear about your path to publishing, along with some readings, author interviews, writing tips you’ve accumulated along the way, and whatever else you dream up. Best of luck.

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  2. elainemansfield

    Lovely ideas–blog talk radio and taking a blogging break. I’m interested in radio and love how it’s helping me create a new life on my own. I’ve been interviewed on 10 radio shows from Wisconsin Public Radio to small grief podcasts. The more I talk with people about our mutual interests, the more fun I have with it. Interviews are at my media page on my website if you’re interested. Good luck and hope to talk with you sometime.

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    1. lorilschafer Post author

      Nice to hear from someone with so much experience! It proves that one can, in fact, survive the process ;) I’ll check out your media page – thanks for the tip!

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  3. Charli Mills

    Very cool idea! My daughter, Radio Geek, says there is a rise in radio-blog listening. I’ll see if I can dig out some of the articles she sent me. I’d love to on one of your shows! It’d be great fun, And as Sarah says, lots of great authors and voices over at Carrot Ranch who all seem to a bold and cheerful crowd.

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    1. lorilschafer Post author

      I had actually thought of asking you to do one while you were at your convention, Charli – seemed like a good venue for a little live reporting! But then time got away from me yet again, which may have been just as well, since I’m sure you had plenty going on as it was :)

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  4. Sarah Brentyn

    Cool idea, Lori. And you have a great group of victims, I mean authors, to choose from over at Carrot Ranch. Take a peek at the Rough Writers page–there are quite a few flashing peeps who have written books. :-)

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