You may have seen or heard on social media that I am starting a podcast. Yep. It’s true. I had a website and social media set up for it. But I have made a big decision.
Go Big, Or Go Home
Side Gig Life will be a part of NormalNess, not a separate site with separate social media. (Obviously, I will be keeping the URL and social media handles as a backup/just in case.)
Well, you probably all know I have shiny object syndrome. I love the names of the blogs I come up with. But managing multiple social media is tiring and time is not a variable I have a lot of. Practicality was my initial prompt in thinking about this. The other thing I noticed was that already, topics were overlapping. I wrote a post about burnout that really was on the same theme as other posts I have written here about managing low iron, being in funks and days when you need resilience.
But really, why?
Can I blame the ProBlogger conference? I was looking up speakers when I came across Puttylike. And then I went to both of Emilie’s talks (one session and one keynote) at ProBlogger. She encouraged people to find an overarching theme to their multipassionate interests.
And mine is becoming clearer. Doing what you want with your life, because it’s your freaking life. (Maybe I’ll make that more articulate at some point!) The other thing that came up at ProBlogger was from Dan Norris. I don’t have a photo from the session but we were encouraged to go big. Think bigger. Do more.
And I know how I’m going to do that. I’m not quite ready to share yet as I feel like I have to have a bit more of it under my belt first (and everything is on hold until I finish this semester of uni), but I do want to blog about it when it’s under way.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll start to combine the blogs and social media. Because it makes sense. Side Gig Life is about how we fit things into our lives. The NormalNess tag line is “We’re all normal to ourselves”. They are complementary, and not separate things. Life is made up of many, many things. And they can live in the same online home.
Do you have shiny object syndrome? What’s the scariest thing you’ve done with it?