What’s Happening Wednesday: Reading the Room

Y’all are getting a two-fer today because I’m being ultra-productive. (See my first blog post for more info) and because I’ve had the same conversation twice this week, and I don’t think that’s by accident.

Last week, I was talking to my husband about being wary of the questions he asks and the statements he makes in front of certain people. That conversation went well, I thought, because we both know the end goal. We talked about reading the room, and understanding how people might react to his words. We exchanged ideas and came to some agreement.

Then this week, my editor and dear friend, had the nerve to ask me to identify my own audience for this blog. And to be perfectly honest, I was completely baffled. So I did what I always do when I have a question. I called my husband. His response was “I don’t know.” 😡

Let me say this. I generally love when people admit that they don’t know something. At least then I know they are telling me the truth. Nothing gets under my skin more than somebody putting crap on a cracker and telling me it’s caviar. If you don’t know, do not pretend you do. It is a waste of my time, and as you know if you read my earlier post, I have other things to do.

Politicians and stand-up comedians are the best at knowing their audiences. They know what jokes land and what policy stances fall flat. It’s harder to read the room when the only thing you see is your reflection on the computer screen.

Anyway, I told my editor and dear friend, that I’m trying to build an audience, which is true. But I also already have an audience. (That’s you, BTW) And in an effort to better serve you, I’d like to know more about you.

Who are you? How did you find me? Most importantly, I want to know what you want to read about. Is there a topic you’d like me to cover? Is there something you wish I’d Write about less (and if you want less about my adventures as a wife and mom, you’re out of luck. Sorry, but not really.) Feel free to comment anonymously here, or slide into my DMs. (I’m Positive I am using that phrase incorrectly.)

Thank you for reading. You guys are the best (as far as I can tell, anyway.)

Love Mama Radford

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