An eye catching resolution certainly, and I started off very well; made a pencil pot out of a spice pot after scratching a design into the metal label. I thought it was a very nice little thing (for a child to make – too bad I’m actually an adult).
But it kind of fizzled out before the end of the week.
It does rather depend what you might regard as creative. Do you just count crafty things or can writing a blog count, or dancing to your favourite song?
Am I spouting excuses, is that all?
As an aspiring radio presenter, having a huge supply of music would be fantastic and prove an invaluable resource.
Ways to do this:
+ Keep every album/single you’ve ever had. They will prove useful at some point.
I found this out rather hard when I had a cd of a band I wasn’t into when I was younger (12ish). Later in life I did an interview with one of the former members on his new solo career, it would have been great to put his earlier stuff in the package. I’ll learn from that.
+ Listen to everything at least twice.
My mum is a huge Abba fan and so I’ve always avoided it cause it’s “for that generation”. I then later begin to really like some of their tracks. Just think of all the more unknown artists I may have missed out on due to my own stupidity.
I bought two more CD racks yesterday and am determined to fill them before the emd of February. Now that’s a lot of money (or charity shop hunting)
I thought I’d set this goal and come back in years and years time, chuckle and tick it off. But here I am, just a few short months.
I haven’t achieved it just yet but I am well on the way. I’ve been doing work experience at my local BBC radio station, and after a lot of hard work they’ve put me on their fill in for answering phones and doing Broadcast Assistant duties when the full-timers are ill or away.
Then I discovered my local community radio station, it’s run entirely on volunteers and electricty etc is paid for by advertising. After a while volunteering on off-air duties a few of the presenters would invite me to say a quick hello and how are you on the shows. Then in a panic the news reader realised he had to be in two places at once, so I read his bulletin (very badly) but he’s let me do it since.
I asked around at the station for people who knew, to show me the desk set up in the studio, just so I knew.
And you’ll never guess, but when a presenter dropped out at the last minute I volunteered myself to cover it, and they said go on then. So far I’ve just done covers like this, and it’s a far cry from a paid job, but it’s a most definite start.
I’ll just keep putting myself forward, recording all my experience and keep believing.