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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

yet one more random thing

I just phone-interviewed someone who's a regular blog reader! Apparently my voice sounds nothing like people to expect it to sound. I wonder what people think I will sound like -- very gruff, I'm guessing. (The truth is that I sound like a 13-year-old girl, I'm sorry to say.)

I told her about how when I first shed my anonymity, after about a year of blogging anonymously, a bunch of people were shocked because they'd thought from my writing that I was a man.

I find this all fascinating.

12 comments:

Erica said...

When I heard your voice on your wonderful interviewing guide, I have to admit, I was also taken aback. You sound so sweet and not as "take no prisoners" as I thought. Then you semi-curse and I cracked up.

ImpassionedPlatypi said...

I didn't mean to make it sound like I expected you to have a man voice! I wouldn't even say gruff. I was expecting feminine, but a little deeper. Just slightly. And I'm basing that on your Twitter picture, not your writing.

Ask a Manager said...

Ha, I know you didn't imply you expected a man voice :)

One of my friends once told me I sound like "a child prostitute," so there's that too.

ImpassionedPlatypi said...

Hmm... child prostitute is actually a pretty good description. Kind of high pitched, but knowledgable. Wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more.

Tracy Tran said...

To be honest, I thought you sounded like Joan Holloway from Mad Men.

Ask a Manager said...

I heart Tracy Tran!

Anonymous said...

I had kind of imagined you sounded like this lady, only a little more... serious sounding.

Here is a video clip of her talking for Windows Media Player.

Anonymous said...

err.. is ImpassionedPlatypi the person you interviewed? Let's hope not :D

Ashish Gupta said...

You are a woman?!

Anonymous said...

"...a bunch of people were shocked because they'd thought from my writing that I was a man..."

I'm shocked! I don't know what constitutes "man writing", but I thought you were a man too :-)

d

p.s. I love your writing

Ben Eubanks said...

I was thinking a 12 year old, not 13, but it's all good. I just realized the interview guide was probably the first time most of your people have ever heard your voice!

Pretty cool. :-)

Anonymous said...

Most people probably think this site is written by a man, because most people equate being a manager with being a man.