Why I don’t Vlog – I hate the sound of my voice

Years ago I worked on a helpline, answering the phone all day, directing people to the correct resource, and on more than one occasion, the sound of my voice was complimented. I would thank the person, but know deep down that the sound of my voice was actually horrible, I hated it, and had no idea why someone would think it was lovely.

The voice I hear in my head when I am speaking is completely different from the one I hear if I have listened to a tape I’ve made. My voice sounds deep, yet the voice on the tape is high-strung, squeaky, whiney, and any other negative adjective you can think of, which is why I don’t Vlog.

I have a YouTube channel where I’ve uploaded three videos, but it is not something I publicize. I had, well still have grandiose ideas of creating videos of me cooking/baking my favourite recipes. Again though, I am stalled by the sound of my voice. If you do visit my YouTube channel, you will find three videos, I personally love “Sitting On the loo”.

Yesterday middle child’s dog Bear was acting very silly, so I thought I would make a video of him, to send to my daughter. We are currently taking care of him while she is in spring school. Middle child didn’t think it would be fair for him to be locked up in the apartment all day, so she asked us to take care of him for six weeks. Thus the reason I made this video (try to ignore my voice):

15 thoughts on “Why I don’t Vlog – I hate the sound of my voice

  1. Brandy

    I don’t like my voice either. I sound like a 12 year old child. And I always get asked for my mom or dad when I answer the phone.

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  2. petchary

    I can relate to this! When I hear my voice recorded, it sounds affected and silly! Partly why I dislike speaking in public, although I do quite a lot of it these days. I start listening to myself speaking and thinking, “Oh no!” I didn’t know you had a YouTube channel – I will investigate!

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    1. AlwaysARedhead Post author

      When I was younger I had no problems with public speaking, but I know I could not do it know, even small groups terrify me. Yes, I have a YouTube channel, it’s really not all that exciting, I should update it with new videos.

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  3. peady

    I think you are an awesome Mamma for taking care of Bear. He’s HYOOGE! πŸ˜€

    Also, I don’t think anyone sounds (or looks) to themselves the way the world hears (or sees) them.

    Humans are fickle – and hard on themselves – at the best of times. πŸ˜‰

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      1. peady

        That’s adorable, actually. πŸ™‚

        Yes. Individuals!

        I am tempted to go hunt down your YouTube channel. Would that make you cringe?

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  4. Journeys of The Zoo

    Your voice suits you.

    I think I’m going to tape my voice just for the fun of it. I never have because I don’t like my voice either. It sounds like I’m a smoker (which I’m not) and/or a man. We’ll see if I actually do it because if anything, I’m a procrastinator.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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    1. AlwaysARedhead Post author

      I like the voice I hear when speaking, but the one on tape, it doesn’t even sound like me. Good luck remembering to tape your voice. πŸ™‚

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  6. Cathy C

    I know it is so weird when I listen to a voice message I leave at home. It sounds nothing like I think I sound. I think I like the sound of my voice in my head more than the one on the recordings. Having said that in my mind I look 29 and really really hot too LOL

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