I don't know about you, but I've got a monster commute.
Rather than listening to the same songs play over and over again on the radio, I pass the time listening to podcasts and audio books. I’ve also recently purchased a set of Sony noise cancelling headphones that have literally changed my life and my workflow. Turns out I’m really sensitive to noise, and these babies have made my life on airplanes so much more comfortable. They also allow me to work in noisy environments like coffee shops and on trains and even in parks. And bonus! I get to listen to my favorite audio books and podcasts while I’m cooking or cleaning or gardening!
If you're anything like me, audio content is really screaming to the top of your streaming.
In fact, I'm working on converting my blog posts to audio for people like me who don't always have the ability to physically look at a screen for their “reading” pleasure. Plus, then it's like I'm telling you my stories instead of you having to read them, which is a much more enjoyable exchange, in my opinion.
More and more, content is being converted to audio in an attempt to enhance our over-scheduled lives and to enable multi-tasking. There’s a whole commentary that could be threaded from this, but I’ll save those thoughts for another post, except to say this:
As I embrace this technology shift, I’m also fixed firmly on the fence between the desire to manage my time more efficiently, and recognizing the inherent dangers in trying to do/be/accomplish more. However, being trapped in your car for hours at a time is enough to make one go insane because of all that time that is “wasted”, so making that time more productive seems perfectly reasonable, at least on the surface. As I said, more later…
Because I believe in the value of audio content, I’m working on converting my blog posts to audio. Hopefully this will serve people like me who don’t always have the ability to physically look at a screen for their “reading” pleasure. Plus, then it’s like I’m telling you my stories instead of you having to read them, which is a much more enjoyable exchange, in my opinion. It makes our words more human, which is so very needed in this often AI generated, technology-first world.
I'm also pleased to announce that the audiobook for Finn Again is nearly ready for consumption! I'm super excited about the way this turned out! It should release in the next few weeks. Here's a sample / teaser:
Truth be known, I'm a big fan of Finn's. He's one of my favorite characters, but I think he's tied for first with Brendan, from Letters From The Ledge. They're both brave and beautiful and funny and terribly flawed, just like the rest of us!
This sample is from the audiobook for Letters From The Ledge:
I'll be talking more about audio on my twitter and instagram feeds so hit me up and let me know your thoughts, as well s the names of your favorite podcasts!