Sharing the Voice in My Head

Technically that's a lie since the voice in my head is not quite the voice I hear when I listen to myself on, say, a voicemail message. Sometimes I feel like it's not even me. But that's not the point.

I've decided to take on my favorite blogger's challenge: recording a blog post for my readers to hear.

Isn’t it strange that we have no idea what each other’s voices sound like? I don’t know about you, but I love having a voice and a face to put together with the words on a blog, and I find that I enjoy reading someone’s writing so much more when I can actually hear their voice inside my head.

That’s what I like most about audiobooks and spoken word poetry, I think. There’s an added element of personality that comes from being read to, and I’ve been thinking about how much fun it would be to start a spin-off of this in the blog world. Not spoken word poetry, per se, but how about Spoken Word Bloggery? A chance to go back through your archives, pick a post, record yourself reading it aloud, and then share it on your blog. Man, I’d love if people did that.

For those of you who don't know me: haven't you ever wondered what my voice sounds like? Well here's your chance to find out.

This post is officially where I convince you to hire me for all your audiobook recording needs because, according to Nicole (who listened to it!!) that's what you should hire me for. And she's blogging-Oprah in my world. So listen to her.

In any case, video blogging has been on a list of things I would start doing for over a year now. And while I'm still too chicken to do it - yes even despite the parts of Audre Lorde that live in me... I'm not perfect, folks - I've decided to take the next best step and record my voice for you.

I chose to record my post on professionalism and cursing. I'm not going to lie and say that it's not because I wanted another excuse to have a few curse words on my blog (sorry again, mother), but I also found it fitting since I quoted Nicole in this post.

So here's my shot at spoken word bloggery. Enjoy!

Note to email and Google Reader subscribers: you will have to listen to it directly on my website