HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVID!!!
So, the wild podcast thing... It all started with the idea for a Birthday wish for David.
And when I was so bored and went through a whole of 22 pages of posts on LibriVox Addiction (THAT in itself is a sign of addiction, I guess), Esther suggested I do a podcast.
And then, Elli and I were getting along so well, that it seemed wrong to not have her on the podcast.
And then we went about collecting experiences from everyone, dreams, great stories, and what not!
And then came the script. The second funnest part of the whole podcast thing. Elli and I had so much to write, we came up with two different scripts. I'm glad we chose the second one. The first one didn't offer too much scope for fun.
And then it grew and grew and grew became this HUGE podcast, this monster of a podcast that's 51 minutes long and had a WHOLE lot of editing to be done - my baby!
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And what fun it was! Over these few days, editing and putting together things for the podcast have become such an important part of my life, that now the podcast is available, I really miss all the work, fun and excitement. Editing just my own voice for different sections is no fun.
The podcast has taught me a lot of things.
1. I could belong in a team that works professionally and still be friends with everyone. I LOVE working with Elli and we've already signed up for a duet, she proof-listens one of my collab-projects, and also, discussions are going on for another podcast... ;)
2. I LIKE editing! It was the first funnest part of the podcast. Perhaps I should consider doing something about it...
3. I do get some nice ideas now and then.
4. I CAN try and put some life into what I'm reading. I'm not THAT lifeless. In fact, there's a before-podcast Neeru and an after-podcast Neeru, whose reading and editing have changed so much. I like the new Neeru better, in fact.
5. I ENJOY THIS WHOLE THING. Immensely. Finally, something that doesn't bore me, something which offers me constant gratification and excitement, something which I stay away from even if I got slightly bored, but could always come back to. Whoa, I'm loving it all! (I wish it paid...)
What an experience! It was fun; in fact, so fun, I'm sorry it got over. But we're glad, everyone seems to like it! Thank you all, all the wonderful people who contributed and supported us through the whole thing, but I must especially thank dear Elli who came up with all those zany and dramatic medical stuff and lightened up the whole podcast and motivated me all through the hours and hours of editing! Thanks, Elli!
And here's what Elli's got to say about her experience with the podcast!