Mark (my friend who did my very first video) and I were not able to schedule a time convenient for both of us to do one we had tentatively scheduled for some time in December.
However, a video was done in December — just not the one that was planned.
Here’s What Happened
The partner of a friend (and reader) in New Zealand asked to interview me on his video/podcast.
I’m NOT a techy. Thus Gino (my interviewer) had some difficulty in choosing a way for us to accomplish this video in a manner that was easy enough for me to do.
As it turns out — I ended up on a Skype call with him in the middle of the night, with his trying to solve all the problems and glitches. After a few hours – that part was accomplished.
Although it would have been nice to plan another time for the interview when I could have “cleaned up a bit” and been refreshed with sleep — I thought it best to do it then and there while things were “working” properly.
So we did.
The Interview’s Subject Matter
Gino starts out by telling how my book changed their life.
Then he asked me to tell why I wrote the book and give a brief overview.
As our conversation progresses I tell of various encounters (that I thought were wonderful to experience) with bees, wasps, hornets, rabbits, and hawks. I also give numerous examples of encounters with snakes that are somewhat unusual.
In the first 20 years of gardening, kids were very much a part of my garden. I think you’ll enjoy those stories.
Lastly, Gino asks if I have 3 books I would recommend to those watching. (Of course I did. : – )
Why I Decided to Make the Interview Available on TMG
After Gino sent a link to the completed interview, I sent it to a friend that I knew would give me a totally honest opinion. And would give me a reason why he felt it should be available to TMG readers or why it should not (if that had been the case).
He gave me lots of details on what he thought. After reading it all numerous times, here’s what he said that made me think you might enjoy seeing the interview:
“Overall it was a freewheeling, informal and informative chat that showed your love of nature and children and gave people a chance to get to know you a little. –— This wasn’t a class… it was a conversation and it was a good one.”
I hope you enjoy it.
Please leave your thoughts in the comments. I’d like to know either way you decide so I’ll know how to proceed in the future with things that will be of value to you.