The thing about having and embracing shiny object syndrome is that it’s also hard. Don’t let anyone lie to you about this. I run 90% of blogs, ideas, projects, future books, podcasts, youtubeseseses, services and whatever else I do via NormalNess. Because we are all normal to ourselves. For me that means a lot of ideas.
Knowing that October is a hella busy month in my day job means that I had to get my shit together. So I used a stormy day on the recent long weekend to start shitting. Wait, that doesn’t sound right. Anyway.
I had been trying to map out what running multiple things looked like to me. How often do I post? Which social media do I use for what? I mind-mapped it (on paper, because my brain works better on paper) as well as in list form. Because both are needed for me to work. And then, when I started to look at what needed to be done for October (and ideally, the start of November too)…it was a lot. So I re-revised. Cut my blogging down across all sites, effectively.
So what do I have and do I do right now?
I have my current side project blog, Sarcastic Advice, which has new blog posts fortnightly from now on. I primarily use Facebook as its social media platform, because I found it easier to set up sharing on Facebook. I do of course also have Instagram and Twitter for it, but no capacity to run them properly, so I’m not even trying at the moment. It may very well have a series of (relatively) short eBooks in the future.
I’ve started and stopped Virtual Anthropologist a few times. I actually incorporated some blog posts from Virtual Anthropologist into this blog before I decided I can’t quite part with it. I primarily use Twitter for this business. You can read my why behind this business here. At the moment my plan is to only blog monthly on this site.
My neglected travel blog, Suitcase Scribbles, neglected because I’m too poor to travel. But I love the name and have already learned that I will never get rid of it. Due to some rather shitty migrations in the past, 99% of the site is broken and I haven’t fixed it. But seeing as I don’t update it, it’s not really an issue. But it’s something I won’t part with.
And of course, this blog.
What do I do under this main website of mine? Phew. Well, why one main website? Wise friends told me it was hard to know where to find me and my latest projects. Which was a damn good point. So I keep as much as possible under this site.
Currently that includes:
- Blog posts on ALL THE TOPICS
- Many half written books – and you can sign up to hear about Fuck Should when it’s released
Shiny project management servicesUpdated services through Embrace Shiny
- Random weekend chats from my car YouTube videos
- Blogging eBook and eCourse
- Patreon (for those who want to help me be shiny with all the things)
As well as plans for:
- A podcast on shiny object syndrome
- a blogging podcast
- Youtube series’ on …well, at least shiny objects and blogging.
- The half written books mentioned above
Why do this much?
I can’t not. Every time I try to drop things, I feel wrong. I don’t like being put in a box. I hate being seen as just one thing. It doesn’t suit me, and I don’t think I need to fit into what the boxes of others want me to look like.
What does what you do online look like?