I’ve not been publishing quite as much recently. This is because I wanted to take a little break and sort my thoughts out. As a Creator. As an Entrepreneu, as a Father as a Husband and as an employee in tech – It’s easy to always be switched on and keep on producing – even when you’re exhausted.
AFK means “away from keyboard” – like many it’s quite tough to fully step away – especially when writing is your passion and Entrepreneurship and growing businesses is what you love doing.
But, take AFK is what I did these past 10 days. I spent all the time with my family and I caught up on much needed sleep (I’d been writing content after both the kids and the wife went to bed).
My current blog schedule was not sustainable, and I was “chasing the streak” of publishing every day (just SOMETHING) anything to keep my streak going.
But, I lost my streak.
Does that mean I’ve given up? No. I wrote recently about slowing down – at that point I was writing 500-1000 words every day and it was way too much to keep up with. So I structured it a little differently – some different series.
Sometimes, even what you think is a narrow focus, isn’t narrow enough. In my 2022 goals post I’d set the following goals
- Create daily and not just consume.
- Grow my Twitter to 1k followers.
- Get better at producing Video content.
- Design a new product (learning Figma along the way).
- Start drafting the product playbook.
- Create a video course.
Through the first point I was also trying to publish content daily too. That content wasn’t always the best content.
So where am I with everything else. I’ve actually managed to create the landing page for the WordPress Wannabe Course – but, I still need to record the video commercial for it – which I’m hoping I can nail this week.
I actually managed a take of it, but had caught my camera onto timelapse mode (so it was 6 seconds with zero sound – whoops).
What does it mean for YOU?
If I’m being honest – nothing. There’s going to be less content but hopefully more value in what I produce. I’d still like to hit my goals for the year – however what I’ve learned is it’s also even more important to take sufficient breaks for uninterrupted time with your family too.