Monday, 2 April 2012

A Wild Podcast Appeared

Hey guys, I've got a bit of a treat for you today. What I have for you is a special podcast that was made for no real reason other than that I wanted to spare you having to read what would up as a hideously long post. Instead you get a medium length podcast, which did end up a lot shorter than I thought it would do.






As per usual it can be found http://ramblingperson.podbean.com/2012/04/01/surprise/ if it doesn't work.

I also said at the end that I will be taking questions for a Q&A podcast I plan on doing. I was tagged by Indistinctive Writer and I decided that while I was going to answer her 11 questions, I might as well take some more from you guys. So the floor is open to any questions.

32 comments:

  1. hmm..I will think it over :D

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  2. It worked for me Mark and I liked it. Great stuff buddy, I love your work.

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    1. I said what on your blog now :P If you think of questions then do be sure to let me know.

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  4. I might give this a listen later after I've gotten some sleep.

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  5. You know if you're interested I'd promote your podcast on my site – bloggerdise.com

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    1. You're welcome to do that if you want, it'd be kinda cool.

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  6. OKAY HOLD IT
    Pretty early on you start it with "I have confidence problems". Do me a favour, and next time you're discussing these things, say the opposite. Say "I'm quite confident about myself" and "things are pretty okay". Try believing that when you say it. Eventually you'll start believing your own lies (yay psychology) and you'll gain more confidence and be happier with things, resulting in things actually being better.
    Yes?

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    1. I can't lie, not even to myself. I got in trouble at work actually because my boss told me off for not smiling even when I'm not happy.

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  7. Okay. #1 You must still have some confidence in order to upload podcasts. That's probably one of the most daunting things you can do online bar vlogs.

    #2 I've been driving for near four years and when I first started out like you, I stalled every lesson, more than once I might had. I had my instructor grab the wheel countless times, tell me off for speeding, breaking too slow, going round corners in wrong gears etc. The mistakes you are making are frustrating, I know coz I was there but you will learn from them. I promise you that.

    #3 Maybe you should buy yourself some self-help books or something?

    #4 You don't have to blog everyday. Stop beating yourself up if you don't have a post ready. It's okay. We're not fickle in that we'll abandon your blog if you miss a day or two.

    Rant over.

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    1. 1. Yes I still have some confidence left. If I didn't have any left at all, I'd probably just stop blogging altogether. I'd be all "I can't do this anymore." instead I'm all "I'm going to try to keep doing this."

      2. Yes they're frustrating, but that's also what bothers me as well. Once I'm shaken it all goes wrong. The simple answer though is of course to not make any mistakes.

      3. Nah I don't really go in to those things, therapy would probably be a good idea though.

      4. I know I don't but it's just something I feel like I need to. Plus I want to.

      Thank you for ranting :)

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    2. I don't really have anything else to say for #1, #3 or #4 but for #2 You've taken about half a dozen lessons. You will make mistakes for a while yet. So don't fret

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  8. Writing every day is extremely difficult. Most writers don't do that because ideas are fickle things. They seems to have a will of their own and don't always appear when we want them too. Your fiction writing is very, very good so you are right to feel confident about that.

    And you cried when you almost wrecked the car. Now that was a new experience for you and you cried at work too. You are obviously going through some changes. I know you won't take a break and you may even be more stubborn than I am!!

    Hang in there Mark, take a breath and like you said, sit and wait and it will come back.

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    1. Thank you, I'll try to keep that in mind. I cried because at last life had finally gotten on top of me. It finally hit that point where I couldn't take it anymore. Life may have won the fight but it won't win the war. I am one stubborn old fool, and I'm not even all that old. I'll keep hanging on though, always.

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  9. I think you have stumbled upon a great topic for your blog... The topic being self-confidence. I personally am fascinated by that subject. Well, I would love to come up with a quesion because it would be a trip to hear my name mentioned on one of your podcasts...but I think if I came up with a question to hear my name... then my motivation would be in the wrong place and the question would not be good. Oh screw that. I'll ask a question anyway. Here it is: Do you think if Leon Durham wouldn't have made that error in game 5 of the 1984 National League playoffs, the Chicago Cubs could have beaten the Detroit Tigers in the World Series??

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    1. I think I've said enough on the matter of self confidence really. I've talked about it on three separate occasions now. The motivation doesn't matter, well, not always. I don't think it matters in this case. Sometimes something good is just something good. I really never saw that game, or know all that much about it, but I can try and find out. Or just say I have no freakin clue.

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  10. wow 4 posts a day is some serious output...
    The thing with confidence is that when you least expect it, it'll come back...give it time

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    1. It's balanced by them taking maybe at most 15-20 minutes to write, and there being days between ideas.

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  11. Brotha, I am honestly trying to empathize with ya. I'd like to think that after reading so many of your blogs, I'd think up of a better way of puttin' it, but I simply can't. Besides, you oughta know how blunt I am by now.

    Perhaps it's inherent to the individual to react to a certain situation in a given manner due to training and environment? Maybe it's just due to having differing philosophies on how one approaches a subject.

    But honestly, I cannot fathom why a person lacks self-confidence sometimes. I mean, have you HEARD your podcasts? I've called you a charmingly voiced gent before, and I stand by that phrase.

    On the other hand, you're not letting the lack of self-confidence stop you from going ahead with the driving lessons, amongst other things...and THAT I definitely congratulate you for, sir!

    Fear, lack of confidence or even ability...these things shouldn't stop the individual from achieving their goal. I have my own self-doubts and I always break down hard after handling a stressful situation or after an emergency has been handled. I'm always at my weakest after failing at something.

    BUT. But. I cry, I get it out, I get back up and I either try again, be thankful that handled it well/I survived it, or come at the situation from a different angle.

    No matter what bro, just remember NOT to stop. Don't just do nothing. Get up and keep on...and it dawns on me I think I've made a reply post like this before on your blog. ::chuckles::

    Take it for what it's worth, m'man. Yer a good guy from what I've read and heard, and there's nothing but yourself standing between you and your dreams. Go get 'eeeem.

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    1. Hey if you can't empathize then you can't, don't worry about it. Thank you though, I don't know if you've ever used those words before though. I'm trying not to let it stop me, and I seem to be succeeding at that, which is always good. The only thing that will ever really stop me is me. I tend to stop myself a lot.

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    2. Hmmmm. My normal response is to beat the shit out of whatever's stoppin' you...just smash all obstacles, just like right outta my very own Chant of Hate song and actual chant.

      In a situation like this though...

      ...maybe what you should do is explore the kind of person you WANT to be, set yourself aside and be THAT person? The person you want to be rather than you are?

      No, no....now I"m confusing myself. x_X

      Think of it like this. Try and do the opposite of what you'd NORMALLY do for a change, see how that works out. Or don't, 's yer call, ultimately.

      We can only be comfortable with who we are - people seeking to be happy with themselves are almost always going to be disappointed. Someone once asked me if I ever met myself, would I be cool with the him that is me?

      Pfffft, fuck yeah I would. It's a kind of litmus test though, I reckon...meeting the you that is you, and the you that you want to be.

      ....and on that confusing note, I'm gonna head to bed. Catch ya 'round, Mark m'man!

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  12. Hey Mark! How are you doing? I'm sorry I'm a lazy commenter/snooper, these 12 hour work days are taking their toll on my brain O_O!

    I shall give your podcasts a listen when i have a free moment (which is rarely ever hehe). I listened to one last week though- are you from somewhere up north? Around Yorkshire? I am useless with accents though so forgive me if im way off! (i spoke french and barely any english up until the age of about four haha so i am a poor guesser of accents >_<)

    Hope your feeling happy and healthy! <3 xxx

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    1. Hey they sound like they'd take their toll on me too. Don't worry about it :)

      I'm from the East Midlands, I'm almost dot in the middle of the country actually.I don't feel neither all that happy or healthy, but hopefully one day.

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  13. I don't think you sound self-conscious at all...in fact quite the opposite. I love your accent and know that you are "up North" somewhere because you sound like the people around here. Northumberland-ish?
    I'm really enjoying your pod-casts, keep them up!

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    1. I'm not up north at all, but Jessie says that I do have a kind of northern-ish accent. I think I was born up there, or my dad was at least, but I am from the East Midlands.

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    1. Being British will do that to ya.

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  15. Good for you! Don't bow down. You are far stronger than your lack of confidence.

    Question: If you were trapped somewhere with only your best friend and your dog, who would you eat first?

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  16. Maybe relax about posting! Thats probably why you don't have lots of ideas! Some times you fight not having ideas by stopping yourself from trying!! (its not breaking if you stop for a few days... I do it all the time!)

    Girl at work? I hope you get your confidence together to talk to her more!!

    My questions:

    1) If you were a superhero and had a sidekick, what would his name be?
    2) If you could turn invisible what would you do?
    3) (cause you said in our interview you liked to be asked one specific question, here it is!) Why?

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