S1E5 - Why Am I Starting This Podcast?
Updated: Nov 5, 2020
You’re probably wondering, “Didn’t you already do an introduction episode?” and the answer is “Yes, yes I did.” However, I didn’t like it, because it was really short, scripted and didn’t really address why I’m actually doing this podcast. Plus, I wanted to try out a different way of doing an episode and that is to ask myself one question and to completely just ramble without any script or written notes. I’m just going to run with it. Please let me know what you thought about the episode and any topics you’d like me to discuss. Thanks and talk to you in the next episode!
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Hey everyone! This is Meliza and I'm the Talkative Introvert.
Alright, so for today's episode, it's gonna be a little different from the other ones. So the other ones have a specific topic in hand. And then they require some research and note taking and a whole outline and all that stuff. But today, I'm just gonna talk freely and I'm just gonna ask myself one question, why am I starting this podcast?
So, I know the first episode, I tried to do an introduction, but it was really short. I think it was only a six minute long podcast. And I didn't really do very well in making an introduction. So now that we're now at Episode Five, I'm a little more comfortable doing the podcast. I'm a little more comfortable talking to myself, and not just, you know, keeping the thoughts in my head, but actually putting it into a mic and talking it out and getting used to using the software and like uploading stuff to Buzzsprout. I think I can probably do a better introduction, or a better explanation as to why I'm doing this podcast. So that's what today is going to be. I didn't do an outline this time. I didn't do like any notes, I didn't have any... I don't have any notes or anything. I'm just gonna talk freely, and just basically ramble about why I'm doing a podcast.
I want to try out this way of doing it, because the first one was completely scripted. So I wrote exactly what I was going to say and then I read verbatim what I wrote. And that one was really frustrating, because I kept either losing my spot, or it just wasn't... It wasn't fun. It was like really stressful, because I kept pausing and I kept deleting stuff and I kept starting all over and I'll start a sentence over, but then I'll mess it up and I'll do it again. So this time, I really wanted to try just talking and just letting my thoughts roam free, basically. I don't know. If I like this way of doing it, then maybe I'll do like random ramble episodes and just like ask myself one question, and then just go from there and just keep going and talking until I think I'm good.
So like, right now I'm literally standing at my desk, and like looking away from the monitor, and just talking. I'm like, pretending I'm talking to someone, which basically, that's what podcasts are right? It's people talking to an audience, and they're talking to their listeners. And I'm assuming maybe there's a listener out there talking to me ramble right now and maybe you'll like it. And if you do, awesome! Like, that's great. Thanks for listening to me ramble. So we'll see how this goes.
So yeah, so we're in Episode Five. Like I said, that's like a third of the way. So what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna do seasons. I know, there's like different ways people do their podcasts. Some people literally just go every week or every two weeks, or however it is, and they just keep going. They don't stop. They don't take breaks, but then there's some people who take breaks and do seasons. So I think for me, so that I can take a break, and figure out what I'm doing and because I'm still learning how to do this, I'm going to take breaks in between seasons. So for the first season, I figured maybe 15 episodes is a good stopping point. (Lies. I've already exceeded 15 episodes LOL!) That way, I can reflect back on my previous episodes, and then figure out like how to do better or like what I want to do for the next season. I don't know if I'm going to do like themes for every season. I haven't gotten that far. For right now, it's just gonna be me talking. I don't have any people like in line to do interviews, like I really want to interview some family members and some of my friends, but we haven't gotten there yet. So I'm still learning this. I'm still learning the software and learning how to even record. I don't even have a very good microphone and I hope that's not too evident. But it's not that great. But hopefully, like as I'm doing this and the more I get into it, maybe I will invest in like better equipment later down the road. We'll see. It depends how expensive they are.
But for now, I want to do seasons. This first season, it's just gonna be me rambling. I'm going to talk about different subjects and different topics and then maybe in the next season, once I'm a little more comfortable, I can figure out the whole dual audio. Like, how to record other people. If we're going to do it through Zoom, or if I'm going to have them come over, like, obviously right now we're in quarantine and that's kind of slowly lifting. So by the time the second season comes around, maybe that's like fully lifted. I really don't know. I don't know where we're at right now. I know restaurants are opening up, and I know people are, like going out more. So we'll see. We'll see if there's like a second wave and we get quarantined again. Who knows? And who knows, by the time this episode goes live, where we're at with the quarantine. (5 months later and we're not exactly quarantined, but not quite back to normal either. On the bright side, I learned how to record guests.)
So why do I want to do this podcast? So I've always wanted to do a podcast. I mentioned that in my first episode. I've always wanted to do a podcast, because one, I love podcasts. I listen to... I don't listen to a whole lot, but I listen to podcasts frequently. I'll make that another episode, like, talk about my favorite podcasts. And I also just really like talking. But the problem with me talking... Like, I love to talk, and I have a lot of ideas. Like in my introvert types episode, I talked about that I'm a thinking introvert, so I'm always in my head. I'm always imagining scenarios in my head and I wanted to be a writer at one point and write a book and like, really put my thoughts onto paper, but I never did that. Then I thought a podcast would be great, because I have a lot to say. But I don't get to always say it.
So I'm very soft spoken and I'm very quiet. You obviously can't tell, because with a podcast, you know, you can amplify your voice, so you're not so quiet. But when I'm around like friends and family, I tend to get lost in the background. And, um, and I know a lot of that is because I'm very soft spoken, but also cuz I'm just not like loud and boisterous. And I don't seek attention either. Like, I don't like being center of attention and so that kind of hinders me from being able to, like, speak out and like, sometimes be a part of the conversation or sometimes, like, get my point across and like, people I talk to tend to talk over me and I don't know why that happens. But it happens to me a lot. And I'm assuming that's because I'm soft spoken. And because I'm not loud. But I don't know, people just... They do that to me a lot. And sometimes, I have a lot to say about a certain subject, but by the time I can like put a word in, we're already off to another topic. So having this podcast, I can decide like what topics I want to talk about, stuff that are like interesting to me that I want to talk about, that I want to share with other people, but I don't get a chance to. And I don't know... That could be part of the introvert nature. Which is like a big topic in my podcast. I mean, I'm called the talkative introvert.
So that explains like, why I went for that title, because I am an introvert and I highly, highly, highly resonate with being an introvert. Everyone who knows me, knows I'm an introvert. And it's just really a big part of my personality and I wanted to talk about that, because I thought that's an interesting topic, because people don't tend to see introverts in a positive way. And I don't know, I wanted to start this podcast and talk about that. I wanted to talk about like how we get discard... I don't if that's the right word, discarded, but we kind of get pushed to the background, you know? Like employers don't seek out introverts unless it's like, a type of job where it's expected you're going to be alone. Then obviously, an introvert is probably preferable because then they won't be super miserable with that type of job. But typically, people like to see outgoing on your resume and like, works well with others, enjoys working in a group or in a team, and all that stuff. And I'm not saying I don't like group work, it's just that it becomes socially exhausting. So it makes me really tired at the end of the day.
So yeah, so I wanted to start this podcast to kind of talk about introverts. I think that's what season one is mostly about. It's just like different topics about introverts. Kind of talking about the misconcep- (Mispronounced misconceptions. Such a hard word to say.) misconceptions. I can never say that word. Misconceptions. I already did the pet peeves episode. And just really, really explain like, why introverts are the way they are. And also, like, give that message that it's okay that you're an introvert too. Like, I have no qualms with being an introvert. Like, I'm happy with who I am. I accept that I am an introvert. I used to hate it. I used to think, man, I wish I was more outgoing, or man, I wish I was more like my cousin, who's like, friends with everyone and super outgoing, and everyone loves her and she's like this amazing ray of sunshine. But then, you know, as I got older, I was like, no, there's some good into being an introvert. Like, I don't like drama and conflict and that tends to happen in larger groups of people, larger groups of friends, because, you know, there's more chances of that happening, because there's more people involved in your group. And I'm glad that I only have a small group of friends. So there's some positives of being an introvert. And I wanted to, like, send that message out. Like, it's not that bad. Like, it's not, it's not bad at all, really. And so that's kind of what season one's gonna be.
Obviously, as I'm doing this podcast, I may just run out of topics to talk about for introverts, because I mean, it's just a limited topic. It's not like doing a show review where there's like... Well, even a show review, eventually, that show is going to end and be canceled, and you have to go on to the next topic. So I will probably talk about introverts as much as I can, and topics around that subject. But like, every once in a while, I want to talk about like other stuff, like other topics. So as I'm progressing, and as I'm adding more podcasts and more episodes out, I do want to change up the topics, not just talk about being an introvert. Because there's definitely a lot of topics out there that I always want to talk about and I feel like I have a lot to talk about, but I don't get to, like I said earlier. I don't know why, but I always tend to go in the background. And I don't tend to be like the one everyone listens to intently and like loves listening... Or... That's a horrible way... That's a bad thing to say about a podcast host. LOL! But people just don't, I don't know, they don't acknowledge me when I talk. And I don't know if that's just my personality, or like, maybe the way I talk. Maybe I need to be louder. I really don't know why that happens. But with the podcast, like I can speak freely, regardless if I have a bunch of listeners or not.
So that's like what I was saying. Like, even if I don't get a whole bunch of listeners, even though there's only like 10 of you out there, like this is still a fun hobby and it's a good outlet. Like, I'm having a lot of fun doing it and I know don't even have listeners, because I'm not even live yet. But it's still, I don't know, it's fun. It's still fun to do. Because like, it's nice to have these thoughts, out there and shared, I guess. But yeah, so there's other topics I want to get into. Like, I don't want to just only do introverts, because there's only so much you can talk about it. I do want to like interview people. I want to interview like family and friends. And then I don't know how far or who this is gonna reach, like, who my podcasts will reach and like, if it reaches other podcasters like, that'd be cool to get them on here. I don't know. I think I'm thinking too far ahead for that. Because who knows, I might not even get any listeners. (But I do and I appreciate all of you.)
So basically long story short, I want to do this because I want to voice my thoughts and not let it get stuck in the background. And being able to do so has been like a really great outlet. Like this has been really fun and enjoyable and I look forward to doing it on my free time. Like it's been really great honestly, and it's it's a great hobby to add to my other hobbies and I hope I can be able to do this long term. Like it doesn't cost a lot to do it. So it's definitely a cheaper hobby than my other hobbies. But that will be another episode. The type of introvert hobbies if you will, because all my hobbies are introverted. It doesn't require other people. Anyways, so I hope this is a better introduction, and I hope it better clarifies why I actually want to do it. I keep thinking back to that intro episode and it was just so short. It didn't really broadcast like why I'm doing this and the whole point of this podcast.
I really hope you like listening to it. And if you do, I'm on social media. I'm on basically all the platforms except for Twitter. I don't like Twitter to be honest. I've never used it. I had it like, back when it first started, but I only used it so I knew when my shows had new episodes, and like went to watch it, and what channel to watch them on. So I don't know if I'll go on to Twitter, but I'm on at least Facebook, Instagram. I have my email in the description too. It'd be great if there are any listeners out there, even if it's just like a tiny, tiny bunch of you. Like let's start a conversation and let me know what you want.
What do you want me to talk about?
What topics do you want to hear?
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I know I have like a very nasally voice and I sniffle a lot, but that's because I have really bad seasonal allergiesand it's springtime right now. Well, I guess it's basically summer. I don't know. It's like reaching the hundreds this week, so that's basically summer now. Anyways, again, if you like this, follow me on social media. I'll link it in the description and hopefully, you'll like my future episodes and stick around. So I will talk to you in the next episode.