I didn't mention what I was going to do today to many people because I was so nervous about it. A good friend of mine, Pat Foreman, co-hosts a blogtalk radio show called The Chicken Whisperer with Andy Schneider. Pat is the author of many books on raising backyard poultry. She called to ask if I would be a guest on The Chicken Whisperer and speak about homesteading. I gave her an immediate "NO". I'm terrible at speaking in front of people and the thought of broadcasting live nationwide didn't appeal to me even though I could do it from the comfort of my own home with no one watching. I thought more about it and finally decided I should step out of my comfort zone and do it. I rarely put myself in uncomfortable situations but this time I decided to suck it up and be a good sport. I told Pat I would do it. She sent me the details in an email. I would be on from 12:30 to 1:10. WHAT?!!! I was thinking maybe 10 minutes, not 40. I had 6 days to worry about it. She reassured me it would be like having a conversation with her on the phone and that I'd do fine. I asked James not to listen in while it was live. Still, my heart was beating so fast today when I called in to the show waiting for them to announce me.
There's a live chat room going on during the show but I didn't look at it while I was talking because I was afraid I'd get distracted or someone would say something I didn't want to see. There were a few questions from the chat room that Pat or Andy passed along to me during the show.
Guess what, time flew by and before I knew it it was over. It was actually kind of fun. I don't feel like I screwed up or anything. I even went back and listened to a recording of it when it was over and wasn't too embarrassed. I'm glad I did it. Pat called to thank me and said if I want to do it again in the future on a different subject she could arrange that. Uhhhh, no, I don't think so. Not this year anyway. Thank you though, Pat.
If you want to listen to the show here's a link to it. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/backyardpoultry Today's segment, January 26th.