Shit Happens: It's How You Respond That Matters
When you are an indy podcaster you don't always have a team of people creating your podcast.
We're usually recording in our living rooms, spare rooms, wardrobes...trying to create a good sound! But guess what, shit happens and things don't always turn out the way you want them to.
I interviewed an utterly delightful guest a few weeks ago. I had my recording set-up prepared the night before because the interview was 7 AM my time.
But my mic failed. And in my early morning haze, I didn't check if my backup mic was set up correctly so the interview was recording through my laptop mic.
I was so annoyed with myself! The perfectionist in me beat myself up because now it wouldn't sound 'perfect'. I almost didn't want to send the link to the episode to my guest.
I listened back to the episode yesterday and do you know what? It was fine. The audio was clear, the humour and rapport still came through.
Some days we don't get it right - even the professionals have an off day. Chalk it up as a learning experience and move on.
As someone pointed out, my listeners probably won't even notice and it really doesn't matter.
The moral of the story is, check your mic settings and don't sweat it if things don't go as planned.
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