So, I wasn’t supposed to go in until Thursday as I have a few things in the studio going on, such as a resumption of a client’s podcast and having a cleaning service come in for the first time. But, that changed on Saturday when I was looking through my Facebook feed and saw a post on the Ardmore Neighborhood page and there was something I could not pass up.
I won’t go into the details here but it was petty as the stories always seem to be. So, even though I haven’t done an As Ardmore Turns since 2017, I felt I needed to do this one. I was in the middle of it and I remembered why I decided to stop doing them. It takes a long time to do those things. First, there was the near hour that it took me to capture the screenshots and put them into a readable format. Then, I get into the studio and it takes me nearly an hour to record this. After that, I have to edit it because, hey, even I don’t do a clean read-through every time. I have to do a lot of editing. In addition, as I am doing that, I am finding either audio bytes that I already had or having to find and capture new drops.
Sometimes finding what I’m looking for is very difficult. It was worse when I wasn’t a “premium” member of YouTube. I’d have to sit through an ad, just to find out that the video I was watching wasn’t what I needed to do my work. Back when I was doing it all the time, I had it down to around two and a half hours. But, I hadn’t done it in over 18 months, and this episode took me over five hours and it was almost 40 minutes long. That’s way too much on both ends.
I have to decide if I want to cut some down (which is needed) or break it up. Then I have to decide when I’m going to drop it, and where. I don’t know that I want to do it on The Less Desirables, but I don’t really know where else I’d do it. This week’s TLD is already in the can (The BCPF and Tracy and I recorded it last week) and waiting until next week may be too long. So, I’m kind of torn. I think I will try to edit it down some and decide in the next few days what to do with it.
It was tedious work and I can’t say whether I did or didn’t enjoy doing it. I think I am right down the middle on that. I’ll try to keep you informed on where it stands so you can listen if you desire.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“…our almost true-to-life soap opera that practically writes itself…” – As Ardmore Turns