I just finished a live podcast episode for The Planning Period Podcast on VoiceEd Radio with my friend Brad Shreffler and I am just not able to sleep. This feeling is not just because I am excited that my APlusEdTech Podcast officially joined the VoiceEd Network this evening, but also because I continue to second guess myself with what I said on his show. As I sit here, I am thinking about what I said on the episode and rewriting it in my head.
The fact that the show was live means that no editing happened between creation and release. This is not usually a step I skip. In fact, I often edit while I record my shows (at least the ones where I don't have a guest on). Anything that could be misinterpreted, misunderstood, or controversial is often cut. I am cognizant when I speak or write to keep from passing judgement or being disrespectful of the other opinions that may conflict with mine. So I speak, erase, and re-speak my episodes until I feel they are demonstrating my points without overstepping any predetermined bounds I might have.
But tonight, in a live experience, I was more open and I'm wondering if that is as much of a problem as I previously thought.