I mentioned to a few people that I was invited to appear on the Let’s Chat…with Mel TV show and people have been asking me what’s going on.
Quite simply – I am no longer going to appear on the show; let me tell you why:
They wanted me to talk about a topic which is on a very beginner level and I was worried that it would not reflect what I do in the right light to the audience and not only that, but that I might not be able to explain it all in such simple terms, believe you me, the topic is very involved. The Weekend Argus, several weeks ago, did a story on me, more specifically about my blogging and how I make money online. This was fantastic exposure, however, it lead to around 150 emails from people asking me to help them start a blog; now you might ask what’s the problem with that? Well, the problem is that all these people are not willing to pay for the service/help and anyone who knows anything about blogging, and more importantly, setting one up and teaching someone how to use it, takes a huge amount of time. The problem with this is that I just don’t have the time to assist so many people – This would result in hours of work in the evenings when I should be relaxing and not sitting on my computer.
I guess what I’m getting at here is that sometimes we have to put the pride aside, I would have loved to get this ugly mug of mine on tele, but at the end of the day, I don’t think it would have been the right move for me and instead I recommended someone else who I felt could benefit from the exposure more than I could.
Look, I’m a little sad, I’ve been in magazines a few times and have been in the paper a couple times, television has been something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time, so I am hoping that the opportunity will come again, just more in-line with the way I was to be perceived.
Thanks to Let’s Chat…with Mel for offering me the opportunity, I am truly honoured and I hope that your show is a huge success!
With all this being said, I’d love to hear what your thoughts are, did I make a good decision or should I have just done it for the hell of it?