Unemployed? Game Show Contestant?

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  1. I always grew up wanting to be in a game show but never really thought seriously about it. It’s weird to think about people who audition regularly… with the possibility of winning big, it certainly makes sense. It’s unfortunate though that the parts of the world are simply focused on this narrow goal (if you ask me). Then again, desperate times call for desperate measures.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      This is almost like buying lottery tickets as you do give up a lot of time waiting in line. Many of these folks were probably unemployed or waiting for their acting gigs. Most were pretty big personalities, so my guess there is a double agenda. One to get the big prize and two to get exposure. Who knows what talent agency is watching, right?

  2. krantcents says:

    I knew people who were successful at game shows. You have stand out in some way to be selected. Depending on the show there can be a long process.

  3. I always wanted to be on the Price is Right when Bob still hosted. I was a huge fan growing up and I thought it would be really cool to go on the show. Well I never got my chance. Oh well, too late now.

    I think you were really creative with your efforts and I am glad you have learned how to think more outside the box. I have found removing myself and really looking around for options has really helped me succeed in various aspects.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      I enjoyed the Price Is Right, too. I had fears of getting sucked under the Big Wheel though. Yes, Buck has issues, haha. Great advice, sometimes I’m too close to the situation and can’t see anything else. Thanks!

  4. Sometimes I think applying for a job is very similar. You have to stand out in some way. At least we don’t have to dress up in crazy outfits yet!

  5. How come you didn’t qualify? Was it because of the time limit? I know they want people with big personality too right?
    Thanks for the mention!!! I’m looking forward to the giveaway. :)

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Like I mentioned before, it didn’t matter if you could do the task, you have to stand out. My personality wasn’t big enough. Great question. I think I’m going to do a follow up to this post. No problem, well deserved award. I’m excited for the giveaway, too!

  6. MoneyCone says:

    As I was reading through your post, I kept thinking this sounds like minute to win it! :)

    Buck wanted to be a star? Who’d do the uber awesome reviews then?! :)

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Very perceptive of you, MC. Guess it turned out for the best. Since I am my own worst critic, I would have slammed myself, haha! Speaking of reviews, tune in tomorrow for a movie that is gaining some buzz. Think Gorgeous. Thanks again for being an uber awesome reader!

  7. Wow, professional game show getter-ons! That’s like people who are professional Karaoke singers… just seems like a surreal way to live. I guess in LA you get a lot of opportunities though!

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Funny you mentioned Karaoke singers. I know we still have an unemployment problem, but it is cool that there are a few people just doing what they love doing. Not sure how good the money is, but does it matter if you’re doing what you love? Same applies to a handful of bloggers who blog for a living. Would you quit your day job if you could blog for a living?

      • Kellen says:

        It is cool that they get to do that, and I am in awe of bloggers that blog for a living. I actually realized over my first year of working that I think I like my job too much to quit and blog full time. I don’t think I would like blogging full time as much as I like my current full-time job. This may change in the future, of course.
        Wow, I didn’t think a year ago that I would think that.

  8. I’ve had a few experiences in front of a TV camera. I’m not a natural, and I don’t seek the limelight. I prefer leaving that others. Congratulations on your blogaversary!

    • Buck Inspire says:

      I think we’re similar. I’m naturally unnatural! When I was younger, I did seek the limelight. Now that I am older and wiser, not so much. Thanks and come by on Friday for more details on the giveaway!

  9. eemusings says:

    Eek, I could never hack it on TV – far too nervous, and not a larger-than-life-enough personality!

    I have terrible stage fright; I’ve done a couple of video interviews in my time and they were both horrible. I’ll stick to print and web – broadcast media is not for me. When people heard I was studying journalism, they all invariably wanted to know when they would see me reading the 6pm news. Um, NEVER.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      My friends and I had a public access tv show. Like I mentioned before, I was very unnatural and a little stiff. Guess that’s why I enjoy writing more. Funny, when you mentioned journalism, why do you think people get more excited about tv work than print or web?

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