I've been so wrapped up in live video that I've neglected blogging. I convinced myself that it was obsolete. I remembered recently that writing is a different medium than video, and has its advantages. I love to write. I love to talk, too. Writing is different. Thinking of the right phrasing, consolidating--but not too much, creating a flow and a rhythm. These process differently for me when I'm writing, and there's much to gain for you and for me.
Writing is more intimate for me. Is it that way for you? It seems counterintuitive. I would think live video would make me feel more vulnerable, but it's the other way around. I think I've realized why.
I'm a smooth talker. Ask anyone. When I'm "on," I can hold a room in the palm of my mind and direct it with witty remarks and funny observations into whatever form I want. It's a skill I've honed over years of acting, teaching, and training. I'm good at feeling the vibe of the room and resonating with it to my advantage. (A psychiatrist said once that I was "seductive," which I thought was terrific until he explained that it wasn't a compliment.)
That trick doesn't work in writing. I don't know how you feel when you are reading this. I can't see your response to what I just said, so I can't adjust how/what I say next to match your flow. Instead, I have to expose my flow to you, the reader, whomever you may be. The more transparent I am with what makes me so special (meaning that I'm the only one!), the easier it is for you to connect with my writing. It also makes me feel like I showed up to school and forgot to get dressed. I'm very critical of myself. And everything else. It's worse when I'm grumpy. I'm sensitive about my work AND I appreciate critical feedback. It's very confusing.
I use my superpower for good as much as I can. This is one of those places.
In case you didn't hear the news, I've launched AdamTilted TV on Facebook and Instagram (click on the links to follow)! I'm excited for this change and the chance it will provide to level up on my programming. Thank you for your support. I really means the world.
Here's the latest episode on YouTube