The Book of Me prompt 49 can be found here and asked the question what do I sound like?
Actually I hate listening back to myself in recordings or video’s. Over the years I have been recorded many times, whilst giving professional presentations, holiday video’s, Google hangouts and even on a television program.
Of course, we very easily leave messages on voice mail services and answer phones – I hate doing that too!
Kristin who blogs at Finding Eliza shared a recording of her being interviewed by her sister. It was a great recording and I enjoyed listening to it and was as I said, inspired to share my response to the prompt.
In this recording I share that I have several recordings taken from voice mails left by my late Mum. In the early days after Mum passed away I took to playing these and whilst the professional in me thinks it is a little unhealthy, it has passed and I spent hours recovering those messages. I downloaded the messages as MP3 and now they reside in both OneNote and Evernote, both of which I have talked about on this blog previously.
In complete contrast I have a video of my Grandmother that my husband and I did, the last Christmas before she passed away (Dec 1994). It is a lengthy video and my Grandmother was completely unaware that it was being recorded. Twenty years on and I still can not watch the video and my husband’s next technical task is to archive that as a DVD and as a YouTube video that will be private.
Do you have any recordings from your family?