Friday, April 26, 2019

A to Z 2019 April Blogger Challenge - The Letter W - Uh Um

It's April - That means I will be participating in the A to Z Blog Challenge.

I will be posting six days a week for the month of April - (with a rest day on Sunday).
Each post will begin with the corresponding letter of the alphabet beginning with A and finishing with the letter Z.

I began participating in this challenge in 2012.   With the exception of last year, I believe I completed the challenge each year.   Last year I lost steam somewhere around the letter W.

WooHoo I made it to W

Words, Words, Words

I host a video podcast on YouTube called "Joey's Scarf".    I use my phone to record the video.  It's kind of weird to sit and talk to a screen.   

Because the subjects of my podcasts are knitting, crocheting and yarn I have a lot of props to help me feel a little more comfortable.  

Some podcasters have a partner.  It probably feels more natural to have someone next to you. It is more of a conversation between two people where the audience become eavesdroppers.

I often find myself stumbling over my words.  When I am playing back the video I notice that I say "um" and "uh" a lot.   I haven't been able to control that. 

At the end of the podcast, I usually invite Ross to spend a little time with me.  It doesn't take much to get Ross talking.   I throw out a word or two and he takes off on a tangent meandering from the original word to many other words, then finally circling back to the original word.  

He has a way with words.

Have you ever been in a situation where you find yourself stumbling over your words?


  1. Daily. It's quite fun to search for a word while kiddos await. Because they don't wait. They move on, and then I must try to get their attention back...

    1. I guess no time for stumbling with those kids around. :)

  2. I continue to think its great you do podcasts even if you think you stumble over words and say "um" etc a lot. At least you are out there making them! That's something I would never consider doing.

    I constantly and continually stumble over words. That's why I'm better expressing my thoughts in written form.


    1. Thank you Betty! It's funny the whole while I am recording I shake my head in disbelief. :) I also feel that my written communication is clearer.