Just thinking today

It’s been quite a while again since my last post. When I started this blog over 11 years ago, my goal was to write about one of my greatest passions: voiceover work. At the time I still had a corporate job, one that I mostly enjoyed. Nothing is ever completely perfect, of course. I had to travel quite a bit more than I wanted, though the upside of all that travel turned out to be opportunities to connect with a bunch of my co-travelers in the world of voiceover and to do so in person rather than just online.

The VO-BB was a wonderful resource for arranging those in-person connections, and it’s still one of my favorite corners of the Internet. A quiet little spot where folks of all sorts of levels of experience in voiceover hang out and exchange thoughts, ideas, encouragement and, well, most than a little fun.

Of course, in the 11+ years since this blog started, Facebook has grown to its massive size and reach and you’ll find lots of voiceover related groups there. Some are quite helpful. Some, not so much. Since different people have different opinions about which are which, I’ll leave it to you to make up your own mind on that question. Much the same can be said about the various voiceover groups on LinkedIn, though I would suggest the percentage of “not so much” is somewhat higher there.

Back when I started there were just a tiny group of us blogging about voiceover. Now, the number is legion and climbing. When I started, I tried to keep an up-to-date blogroll of every voiceover blog. But a few years ago, I realized that not only was that becoming an impossible task, I couldn’t even keep up with which of the links in my current blogroll are dead or very nearly so. It’s long past time that I make a thorough clearing of the underbrush.

My goal of writing about voiceover remains. My desire to get back to posting on a more regular basis has been growing of late so I will do my best to be more regular about these posts. And, to wrap up these thoughts for today, here’s one last thing I’d like to suggest. Whatever else you do in your interactions with your voiceover co-travelers, don’t be a dick.

8 Comments »

  1. Great little blog, Bob. I enjoy your writing and find it worth the time spent. Keep it up.
    -Ann

    Comment by Ann M. Richardson — June 27, 2016 @ 11:03 pm

  2. Thank you for this latest post, Bob. I like your writing style–it’s as if I can hear your voice while I’m reading. I appreciate your thoughts, advice and insight. And your conclusion was the first laugh of my day! Keep up the good words!

    Dan

    Comment by Dan Deslaurier — June 28, 2016 @ 7:17 am

  3. Whatever prompted that last bit of advice, Bob, I hope (by which I mean, am confident) that you’ll not let any provocateur disturb your inner peace, from which emanate so many words of blessing here and elsewhere. Have a great day!

    Comment by Rod Schwartz — June 28, 2016 @ 9:22 am

  4. … unless, of course, you’re actually named “Richard”. In which case, go right ahead! Bob, it was great to catch up all-too-briefly with you in Greensburg. I spent a good portion of yesterday “napping in the wrong time zone” with the CornerStone TV taping today. Then back to California. Thank you so much for many years of friendship and encouragement. Your friend, Bob

    Comment by Bob Bennett — June 28, 2016 @ 10:14 am

  5. Perfect! It’s so true. Solid write-up sir. I’ve often said about this biz; it’s easier when you’re not an asshole. No one wants a room full of dicks and assholes. Then we’d all be F’d.

    Comment by Tony Pasquale — June 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

  6. Good to see you back with your blog! You are one of the good guys in the business. Thanks for all that you do.

    Comment by Dan Nims — June 28, 2016 @ 1:42 pm

  7. Bob – your parting words of advice surprised me although Bob Bennett put in perspective! You are a Voiceover Gem… and I look forward to MN.

    Comment by jeanne fishman — June 29, 2016 @ 8:24 am

  8. It would be great if you could add a like button to the remarks like in Facebook!

    Comment by Danuta Bereswill — June 29, 2016 @ 4:55 pm

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