Last weekend, I participated in a podcaster's panel at the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Fair.
I was highly flattered to be included in the company of the Knit 1 Geek 2 ladies and Sasha Torres of The Spin Doctor.
It was fun!, if, you know, a bit embarrassing. Which surprised me, as I thought I had psyched myself up into believing it was "the same thing" as touring visitors in the museum where I work. Something I do all the time! So, I thought the skill might be transferable. But apparently not!
It was also really cool to meet the faces attached to the voices I've become so used to listening to over the last few months. Some of the emotion was that star-struck feeling, but some of it was a bit of embarrassment. And upon reflection, I think that embarrassment is because of the intimacy of radio (well, podcasting, but they're in essence the same thing). Radio/podcasting is a voice, invited into your home. Listened to closely. And in some way other minds must likely have dwelt on to a great extent, it's not quite the same thing as video. There's a presence to the voice that there isn't with the visual of a video. Maybe it's just more clear to our brain that a video is artificial, whereas a voice can be somehow more present?
I'll stop myself there, because wow, I'm going down a too-steep path there.
Anyhows, the panel was recorded, and I'll have it up here on the blog as well as a special podcast episode in the near future.
One of the questions they asked was about how the podcast/blog has affected my knitting.
So I'm throwing that one out to you: Do you have a blog? Do you feel that it affects your knitting/crafting?