Thursday, September 27, 2007

Nerves. They Suck.

I stayed up late last night in an attempt to slightly alter my sleep schedule, but I didn't make it much past ten thirty. Yeesh I feel old sometimes. Then I actually slept in until my revised alarm went off at eight, go me!

Still feel like I should be in bed, but I'll pop my vitamins here in a bit and feel better.

Anyway, I woke up and shut my alarm off, and rolled onto my back in bed, wondering why I reset my alarm and why I felt so tired, then I remembered.... the interview.

Nerves nerves nerves nerves!

One good thing, I have two classes today to distract me from focusing on how badly I'm going to tank it.

I can't help it, people. I'm following in the footsteps of blog giants like AD (who, by the way has reached his 200,000 visit in ten months that he's been blogging, cripes I'm jealous, I'm still pushing for 10,000 at four months) and LawDog and MattG and Babs. All of whom I read religiously in an attempt to better my own writing. And because they freaking RAWK.

So the fact that I've been asked to do an interview is a big thing for me. It's a definite honor, and I know I'm going to sound like a total dweeb. And probably, if asked about any of the above, an utter fangirl.

But that at least gives ya'll who listen a little entertainment, and that's kind of what I'm here for, so I guess it's all good.


LawDog said...

You'll do just fine, I have faith.

Hell, if I can stiff-upper-lip my way through an interview -- as paranoid and introverted as I am -- you'll have a breeze.

Farmgirl said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence, LawDog.

I just hope that there are actually people calling in. I don't know that I'm popular enough to have people stay up late just to listen to me babble.

Well, except for the FarmParents. But they're kind of required to be fans.

knitalot3 said...

I'm sure you will do great.

Can you refresh us with the details?
When, where, etc?

What kinds of questions are okay/not okay to ask? (other than the obvious)

Murphy said...

Is that tonight?

Anonymous said...

It's times like this I really wish I had sound working on my computer.

One thing I learned from my public speaking class in college... people are there to listen because they want to hear what you have to say. So just relax and go with it because your audience cares. But I'm also reminded of something Louis L'Amour said about his own times being interviewed... that later he'd realize there was a better answer he could've given but he didn't think of it until a while after his airtime was over. I've noticed the same thing just in regular conversations too. So just treat it like a regular conversation... like a visit with your readership. I hope this helps.


Ambulance Driver said...

Oooohh, sister. Are you in for something.

I may just have to pause momentarily from my nightly conversation with Babs to call you up and harass you.

[cue sinister laugh]

Anonymous said...

When I said... "people are there to listen because they want to hear what you have to say. So just relax and go with it because your audience cares."

...I forgot to add "unless they're AD."

mustanger... again.

Farmgirl said...

Thanks, AD. I'll remember that the next time you agree to an interview.

Babs RN said...

10,000 in four months? Not bad. It took me a year and a half to hit 20,000.