And this week’s excuse is …..

Ok, so the blog is late….    Radio St austell pic

Sorry… but… and here comes this week’s excuse ….

I blame it on YouTube!

You see I had a long interview with Marj James (poetry and literature) on Radio St Austell Bay – the radio station that has The Eden Project in it’s zone (you know, that wonderful place in Cornwall where I set my latest novel – The Angel Bug) and I wanted to share it all with you.

To share the interview it meant capturing from the ‘listen-again’ service and turning it into a youtube ‘video’ so I can put it on the blog.

(Makes me sounds all good and technical doesn’t it?  But I have to admit that I get one of my sons to do this as, it seems, I do not have the appropriate software to achieve this task 🙂 )

So, lovely son duly does this for me and I happily post it onto YouTube.

  !*YouTube alert – this contains COPYRIGHTED  material and will be blocked *!

Ooops! I had totally forgotten the pieces of music that I was asked to choose to go with my interview – of course they were copyrighted material!

Cue ‘excuse’ so this then meant a re-jig by (long-suffering) son to remove the offending material – who was offline when I found the problem.. and then was working  (I mean what is more important a PhD or re-jigging my interview 😉 ) .

So, all in all – here is my interview – minus these pieces of music. Daydream Believer by The Monkees, Tusk, by Fleetwood Mac (which got messed up anyway and ended up at the end instead of the middle of the programme) and Hi Ho Silver Lining, which was going to end the programme.

And now, for some weird reason of its own the ‘video’ will not ‘appear’ on my blog (as it usually does when I use the ‘share’ code.. oh no, this time I have to give you this link  below which will take you to YouTube and the ‘video’ – but don’t forget to click back to this blog when it’s done 🙂 .

Well, after that all I can say is that was another notch on my experience list – a really long interview (thanks to Marj James) and a ‘tussle’ with YouTube!

How do you get on with all the different types of social media and sharing options?

Do they cause you more stress or less?

Which ones do you like best – Facebook? YouTube? Pintrest?  Twitter? etc, or do you dislike them all ?

Do share your experiences – you know I love to hear from you 🙂


2 thoughts on “And this week’s excuse is …..

  1. Excuse me, but that isn’t an excuse, it is a REASON, don’t be so hard on yourself! And well done you on the interview, and also to polymath son for his PhD in re-jigging!

    In answer to your questions, I have to say that I deliberately opted out of social networking other than email, oh, and skype I suppose. My thinking behind the decision was that I spend enough time in front of these screens as it is, and that any more would take more of my life away. I prefer to have friends with whom I can shake hands, rather than “friends” that I ‘like’, ‘nudge’, ‘poke’ or whatever the other euphemisms are! Or is that just a sign of my age? Not a Luddite, more just a BOF 🙂

  2. Hi Christine,

    You may be wise there. I know a lot of people who have made a deliberate decision not to participate in any online sharing forums – and one of these is a bit of a computer expert. (he says ‘they’ know enough abut us already – so don’t give ‘them’ any more) I have a sneaky feeling he is right.

    However, when family are scattered round the world it is a great way to keep in touch with the minutiae of life and photo sharing is great too, if for that alone I’d probably be on FB (or similar). As for the rest of it – well, in a ‘media’ (books) business nowadays, you are expected to use the media!
    best Ann

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