I was going to write a post about how I’d decided to delete my Facebook page. This was my answer to freeing up some more time for myself. (You might have heard that I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed recently.)
I did actually start such a post several times. Each time, the words wouldn’t flow. I began to get annoyed with myself. How hard can it be to say “I’ve decided to delete my Facebook page”? I could have added the words: “I’d like to thank everyone for supporting my page” and then explained my reasons for the decision. Easy. Except it wasn’t.
I guess the problem was that deep down I wasn’t sure I wanted to get rid of my page. I like posting there. My Facebook page feels like an extension of this blog. It’s a good place for sharing links, short stories, resources and other interesting unschooling stuff, as well as blog post notifications. Also, I enjoy chatting to friends in the comments.
Last Saturday morning, I decided to do some research. I posted this on Facebook:
Have a look at the comments. You’ll see that I received some fantastic feedback. And so what am I going to do? Keep posting on my page! I shall have to find another way to free up time so I can fit blogging into my busy life without getting overloaded.
Yesterday, my 16-year-old daughter Sophie needed a lift to work. Before we left home, I threw my selfie stick into my bag with a vague idea about making a vlog in the car. And after I’d dropped Sophie off, I got out my phone and did actually record something before starting off on the 45-minute journey home. It took me less than ten minutes to make a video. I’d used a short window of opportunity to do something for myself and my blog. And I still had the whole day ahead to spend with my family.
So now I’m wondering if I could make regular car vlogs. If only I could record a podcast while I’m driving along.
Does podcasting in the car sound like a silly idea? I did some googling and it seems other people do actually make podcasts while they’re travelling. They make the most of their journey time. Could I do the same? Maybe I need to buy a new mic and do some experimenting. Anyway, it’s an idea.
And what if I podcasted and vlogged at the same time? It’s very easy to split the audio track from a video. Here’s the audio from my Monday Morning Vlog.
Perhaps I’ll think about this idea a bit more. See if it really is possible.
The other thing I could do is suppress my perfectionist nature. Write posts and then publish them without checking them a million times. Oh my, can I really do that? I could practise by publishing this post just as it is.
But before I do hit ‘publish’, if you haven’t already hopped over to my Facebook page, I’d like to invite you to join me there. I have some beautiful friends who stop by to add a thought or just say hello. Perhaps you’d like to as well.
Image: Imogen is taking a photo of Sophie who is taking a photo of Imogen who is trying out her new vlogging camera!
So do you have trouble fitting blogging or podcasting into your busy life? I wonder if you have any tips to make the whole process more efficient. And are you a perfectionist? Do you check your posts a million times before publishing them?