Building “The Mix”

Building “The Mix”
This is my third week on Anchor which means it is also the third week of the audio version of my show The Mix.
It has been such fun so far! I am so grateful for Anchor and all that it is allowing not only myself but so many people to do with podcasting.
I have already learned a lot about podcasting and also about Anchor itself. It is such a joy to connect with people and learn more about social media from personalities like Ileane from Ileane Speaks and Kathy over at WP Barista.
Dr. DAN over at Anchor Talk also has so much useful information on using Anchor itself as a platform.
There are so many other amazing stations as well to dive into for great content.
One of the many reasons I started this podcast is to learn. To try different things. See what works, what doesn’t, and have fun in the process. That’s why I call it “The Mix.”
I like variety.
I like to talk about and learn about so many different things that there is no other title that would work.
This too is what led me to want to be a journalist. A love of learning and talking about things with people!!
Trying to build a presence on social media as a journalist means spending much time doing so.
Time is precious to me as I MUST work full-time (sometimes six days) to provide for myself while I am in school and pursuing this career change.
Having said that the format of “The Mix” will probably change and be experimented often.
microphone-2469293_1920The first two weeks I did an episode every day. I learned quickly that was not within my means. I want my shows to be done well and as professional as I know how. This means spending time on them. Researching, writing, and finding great content to talk about.
I have ranged from two to four hours spent in total just for one 20 to 30 minute episode.
While I LOVE doing it and it feels like the time just flies by it is hard to find that much time every day.
In order to be able to get the most out of the time I will for now only be doing “The Mix” on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
This will allow me to be more invested in the individual shows and then on the other days of the week I can spend some more time on the “community” aspect which is THRIVING on Anchor.
I am connecting and learning in a way that I img_0928-1never have before on social media. So being able to utilize that community is important.
This format will probably change again in the coming weeks. I will learn new ways of doing things and try different experiments while having a blast building my life as a journalist.
Cuz like I often say… it’s always fun to add something new to “The Mix!”

Chocolate Milk!

Chocolate milk is one of my favorite things in the world.  I drink it on a daily basis!

It is something that I have enjoyed ever since Mama used to make it for me when I was growing up.

Enjoy this video where I show you how to make the best glass of chocolate milk ever!

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Have Courage and Be Kind

I’ve been sitting here at my computer for the past couple of hours reading news stories and working on some writing.  I wanted to stop and take a moment to share some encouragement.

Over the past couple of weeks we have read and watched in the news as more and more attacks are happening in so many forms across the globe.

Whatever your faith may be.  Whether you pray or have other customs.  I ask that we just take some time to reflect on all of the innocents that are lost every day because of radical extremists.  Because of terrorists.

I challenge you to do your best as I will try also to live your life and enjoy what is around you.  Take note of the blessings that you have.  However great or small they may be.  Every day someone just like you loses that chance.

So let’s be grateful for this time and honor those who have been lost by being the best we can be.

I close this out with a quote from the Disney live action Cinderella film.

“Have courage and be kind.”

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