I have spent roughly 45% of my time towards this project transcribing interviews….It is one of the hardest and most tedious tasks, especially if your interviews typically run between 30 - 60 minutes. I considered, for a moment, just simply sending my interviewees a list of questions I would like them to answer and having it be simpler
But I quickly shrugged the idea of because of one thing:
Tangents have become the core of my content when I am writing articles. When my interviewees go off on tangents, they are almost always something they are passionate about, or it is story worthwhile. You cannot capture these tangents by sending them a list of questions.
It is through these tangents that I begin to understand someone’s work and passions, and I learn who they are to their core. I get to see them and understand them and relate to them and have a conversation with them.
And though transcribing is…..interesting a living, breathing hell. Without face to face interviews, my content would not be nearly as rich or as vibrant as it is, and it is all thanks to tangents.
Before I wrap up, I just wanted to give you all some updates:
Our social media pages are up! You can follow us on Instagram @TheGirlNarrative!
WE LAUNCH MAY 2ND!
We are on track for our goals, including having our website be 75% completed
We have created an email as well (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
We have met with Westtown Communications (I had a meeting with Anne Burns today) and they have agreed to give us press after our launch
On our current team, we have a transcriber, a web designer, a digital artist, and I am currently on a hunt for a social media manager and an editor
We are scheduled to have 5 interviews this week!
I am remembering to breathe, despite the fact that I am simultaneously elated and panicking