Last week, I got an email from an AM radio show in Atlanta called Butler on Business. They wanted to interview me about So Over Debt live on the air. For some reason I thought this would be a great idea!
Thursday morning, I drove to my parents’ house to use their landline for the interview since I didn’t trust my cell phone. I want to say I was nervous, but that would be a ridiculous understatement. I felt like I was going to throw up! Just knowing that the interview was live terrified me – I kept thinking, What if I blank out and there’s an awkward silence?
I received a call from the studio about 2 minutes before the interview started and was placed on hold. When the show came back from commercial, I was actively willing myself not to pass out. Who knew that a simple interview would be so terrifying? My voice was shaky and weird and I didn’t sound like myself at all. Every time I answered a question, I would realize I wasn’t saying what I wanted to, but I couldn’t exactly start over.
In short, I sounded like a total idiot and didn’t portray myself or the site in the way I wanted to. However, it was a good experience overall – I was more nervous than I’ve ever been in my life, I did it anyway, and I survived. Hopefully if I ever do another interview I’ll be a little more prepared.
If you’d like to get a good laugh, feel free to listen to the mp3 of the interview:
Onto the Links!
I’ve been behind on reading other blogs this week, which is disappointing because there were some AWESOME posts out there! Go check out these posts from my spring Yakezie team.
Ultimate Smart Money discusses selling your old iPad before you get the iPad 3, which is rumored to be released in early March. Since I opted for a used original iPad last summer, I’ll be upgrading to take advantage of the increased speed and (hopefully) battery life. I haven’t decided whether to sell my old one or keep it for Jayden to use.
Retire by 40 tells us how to save money with Craigslist. I am probably one of the only people on the planet who has never bought or sold anything on Craigslist – I’m always nervous about getting (1) stalked, (2) ripped off, or (3) addicted to it. After reading this post, though, it sounds like Craigslist has a lot of advantages over eBay.
Black Freelancer is giving away an iPod Shuffle! You have until the 29th to enter, so hurry over for your chance to win! The Shuffle was the first iPod I ever owned, and I still like it for times when I’m cleaning or moving around a lot. Much easier to clip my Shuffle to my shirt than carry my iPhone in my pocket!
Cult of Money explains how government budgets work. I actually had no idea, and this post was a major eye-opener for me. As much as I struggled with making a personal budget, I don’t envy the people in charge of coming up with a budget for something as massive as the government!
Your Finances Simplified gives us 9 ways to improve curb appeal without breaking the bank. If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you know how important it is to make a good first impression. Since most of us can’t afford to hire landscapers or redo the entire outside of the house, these tips are great ways to make a home look amazing.
My Broken Coin asks, A Feminist or a Bitch? I think there’s definitely a perception that women who stand up for their rights are bitches. I’m not a man hater by any means, but I do believe in equal opportunity. I think far too many people interpret that the wrong way.
Cents to Save just started a new job, but the job isn’t working out too well. I’ve been in that situation before – it’s horrible to realize that a job sucks right after you start, but I also think it’s good to figure it out before you waste time in training. I actually quit a job after one day – I’ll have to tell that story sometime.