Sometimes you just have to go for it! Then before you know it, it is done!
That is what I did this morning with a relatively new platform: blab.im. I live-streamed.
If you watch this, I recommend starting this about 3 minutes in. It took me a while to get oriented.
This was a test broadcast without a scheduled guest, but it shows, quite well, the opportunities we have for sharing our expertise, perspective, stories, and methodologies. It is a wonderful time to be alive.
If you have a story about some aspect of women’s communication or women’s culture you would like to share, let me know. We can schedule a blab. It will be a good experience for you and a good experience for me!
I learned so much this time. Yes, there are parts that make me cringe, such as taking way too long to get started, but growth requires some discomfort.
Things I learned this time:
- I probably want to use my laptop that has a better camera.
- I will want to invest in a mike, but it is okay for now.
- Don’t hit record until you are ready to start talking!
- It is good to have a helper stationed on chat as well as an interviewee.
- Don’t sweat the process. All good things in time.
- You will be sent audio and video download links after the blab is over if you record the event.
- There is so much new free tech to access.
- Learn off the cuff or on the fly as there is no longer time to perfect a new tech before it all changes.
Everything really does become easier with practice. We are here to catch each other if we fall. That is what is great about Nets and NETworks. It becomes more and more obvious to me that the internet is female and reflects communication models we understand and have used for millennia.