I am just going for it.
TODAY IS HERE! The Spoken Word Blog Round-up has arrived!
Can you feel the excitement buzzing through your screen?
My idea is simply this: I love hearing writers read their words, and blogs suffer from an immediacy problem. Our feelings are temporary, we capture them in a post, we move on. But I don't want you to move on. Some of the best essays I have been privileged to read have come out of this community of writers and readers. And I don't know, I would love to hear them read by the person who wrote them. What was the writer's intention? What was tongue and cheek? What was pure pathos? I know it is hard to critique your work in this way, but think of it like this: did you love a post but you feared the nuance of your humor was lost? Do you have a piece that captures this journey for you? Is there a piece you want to revisit and repost because it says something you want to share with the world? Did you write a poem that you'd love to delve into aloud?
But for this project, I am asking bloggers to read through their blog and pick a piece that they think would translate well into spoken word. Tell us why you chose it, if you want. And then, read it for a microphone or camera. Like we are doing a reading. You can even drink coffee and play the bongos if you are so inclined. Then post it on your blog. When it is live, come back here and add the link to the Mr. Linky below.
As you may or may not know, blogger does not host mp3s or podcasts. You have to use a third party host, which gets complicated. So, for this project, I videotaped myself reading at my computer with my computer camera. See, you can't really get easier than that. I am offering my still life 365 You Tube channel, if you want to upload a video for this project. I also have movie making programs, so I can put your audio to a picture or pictures, if you have an mp3. Anyway, all I'm saying is that I am here to help the world hear your words. Okay, I am hear to help you so I can hear your words spoken.
I posted this on Friday, because I am hoping that if you don't get a chance to do this today, you spend some time this weekend and just do it. It really will be so amazing to hear your favorite bloggers read their words. Email me at uberangie(at)gmail(dot)com if you have questions or need help getting your spoken word published.
And so, to show you how game I am, here is my spoken word piece. Just an FYI there is one F-bomb in this piece at 6:19/6:20.