I posted a survey on Monday that I wanted everyone to fill out. I have gotten some responses that I have read several times. If you haven’t filled it out, please do. The surveys help me a lot. And, make sure to give me some blog/video topics to cover. I am writing them all down.
The reason I wanted y’all to fill out the survey is because I need to know what to focus on once school starts. The amount of hours it takes to prep for a video, film the video, edit it, create a thumbnail for my channel and an intro picture for the blog post, plus create a decent post takes at least 12 hours. Then, if I create a full blog post with a lot of pictures and detailed content that adds at least an additional 6 hours.
I run this blog by myself without any assistance. So, that would be 18 hours of work by myself. Don’t get me wrong. I love this blog and it is my hobby, but I can’t let it take over my family time.
Last year, I was trying to create a blog post at least 3 to 4 times a week. Then, I switched to videos and blog posts in March. It was quite the juggling act and I think I tried to take on TOO MUCH. So, you know me, I had to do my research.
Very few bloggers and vloggers attempt to do both fully. They will either be more weighted on blog posts or more weighted on YouTube, especially the ones that do not make a full-time income blogging. So, my husband and I sat down several times this week and had discussions about what I should do. I do not do anything without his opinion. Running a blog and YouTube channel takes his help even though y’all do not see him onscreen. He takes my kids in the bedroom when I need it to be quiet to film. He holds lights for pictures. You name it, he does it.
So, what was his opinion?
He told me that I can not fully do both unless I want to start having problems at home.
I was pushing out around 4 blog posts a week and then I started adding at least 2 videos on top of that, which was way too much. I know that now.
So, my plan is to do both fully, but less frequently. My plan is to create two videos a week with a full blog post and photos. I hope with this method I will be reaching the people that like to read the blog posts more and the people that prefer the videos.
I would like to post the videos on Sundays and Wednesdays with the corresponding blog posts the next day (unless there is a giveaway attached to the blog posts).
What do you think? Please give me your feedback.
Some of the posts will be monthly staples:
- Plan With Me
- Favorite Things
- Planner Supply Hauls
I am going to look at your suggestions in the survey for the others. 🙂
I am still doing my KonMari Series Cleanout because I am not finished yet. But, I may not be doing them as frequently because I need to get in my garage and attic and it is extremely too hot to do it. I tried to get my butt in the attic to start that process. Well, that lasted less than 5 minutes.
So, I am pretty pumped with my plans for this space, but I would love to hear your thoughts too. I have started planning for Fall and I am already in the month of September.
Oh, I will be doing a 2 week Back to School Series starting on August 10th! It will consists of 5 posts. Right now, I will be covering:
- Plan with Me: Back to School themed
- My Work Bag
- My Work Essentials
And, I will add 2 more posts, so if there is something you want to see, please let me know.
I hope you are excited about my plans for this blog. Please don’t forget to give me your feedback!