Hello my lovelies,
I am having a very exciting week both in the good sense and in the not so good sense. Let’s focus on the positive today, shall we…
If you caught an Instagram or Facebook update of me yesterday you might have seen that I was going to be on TV!!!
Yes, I made my first ever appearance on the tube being interviewed about my blog. It was regional television though, but scary, exciting and very nice nevertheless.
It was an -I-would never-have-dreamed-about-this-happening experience for me.
About two weeks ago they contacted me. Via unknown sources they had gotten wind about my blog and wanted to know more. So I chatted a bit about it on the phone, not difficult at all since I love talking about my blog.
And then came the kicker, ‘would I like to talk about it on TV too’. Hmmm, that idea was new to me. But what the heck, why not, worst thing that could happen is that I would make a stumbling, mumbling fool of myself. So I said yes. (after all I have never been afraid to make a fool of myself here on the blog either).
And then the agony started of course. What do you wear when you go on TV? Hair up or down? Is there still time for a total makeover? How many kilos can I lose in one week?
They asked me to bring some items relevant to my blog to put on the table as conversation starters. But what to bring? My laptop is about the most relevant item, but hardly interesting. And most ‘things’ I have created are either hardwired into our home or long since disassembled vignettes. I really struggled with this question, but I was able to gather some things together in the last minute, and then we never even got around to talking about them during the interview.
I was also asked to send them some images of my blog. 10 images to summarize years of blogging and hundreds of posts. That wasn’t easy either. But you can see which ones I selected in this post.
In the end I didn’t tell a soul about it for as long as I could and tried to forget about the whole deal.
And yesterday I just tried to enjoy myself as best as I could, and I did….
Those presenters are so great. They do this live thing every day and they make it look so easy, so natural. But from up close I could clearly see how much preparation went into it. And how much skill is required to make it look so effortless.
I did not know the questions they were going to ask beforehand. And they were good questions. Some were easy like how this all started and why I enjoy it so much, others were harder to answer. There was a question about privacy and where do you draw the line in how much you show online. I know I have boundaries but I have never consciously thought about them that much, it is more of an instinctive thing. And I just didn’t have a good answer to the question where this would all lead too. Who knows, I would be happy and grateful if I can continue like this forever and have just as much fun with it as I do today, but maybe there is more and better things down the road. Who knows….
It was fun. And I watched the rerun yesterday when we got back. I think I did okay. I was not a mumbling and stumbling fool, thank heavens. But I must say that I am now a firm believer that there is truth in the saying that the camera puts another 10 pounds on you….. Or else I really should start eating less….
There is a video link available on the website of the TV Station. So if you understand Dutch you can check it out here. And if you can’t control your curiosity about how I sound you can even watch it if you don’t understand Dutch. Or you can wait, because I will see if I can download it and maybe add some subtitles in English for you and then I will repost it here. But that might take me some time.
Oh and be warned. The other guest was a plastic surgeon and he is going to perform a live Botox treatment. Just so that you are warned that in between pics of my home there are needles in sight.
Tell me, would you want to be on television? What is your wildest dream about you and your blog? What do you hope it will bring into your life?