I’ve decided to move from doing a post every weekday to doing just one weekly post.
My book projects need to get finished, plus I don’t get the readership here I need to justify my crazy posting schedule. A couple of friends have told me I should be more strategic in how I spend my time and I agree.
I get way more engagement on my YouTube channel, which surprises me as I’m much more of a reader than a viewer.
My suspicion is that blogging is a dying medium. There is too much content out there and too many distractions competing for our attention. Who has time to do all the online reading they’d like to do?
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It’s easier to flip through Instagram or watch a YouTube video for most people.
I’m now producing 4-5 videos a week for my channel which has now busted through 9,000 subscribers as of last week. I’ve almost finished writing my new book on zone pushing tropical edibles. I’ve joined the excellent new social media platform Gab.ai (and ditched my Twitter account) and already have over 1,000 followers there. I’ve got a new pumpkin breeding project going and am looking for land to start a new food forest. I’m a writer for Mother Earth News, The Grow Network, The Prepper Project, Backwoods Home, Lew Rockwell and other outlets… but I’ve barely been able to give them any content despite their huge readerships. Later this month I’m participating in the Mother Earth News Homesteading Summit with Marjory Wildcraft.
It’s time to cut back here and try to make some money. Selling the plant nursery and moving overseas cost me quite a bit. There may be a day I return to daily posting; however, it’s not going to be for a while.
From now on, check in every Monday for a new post. I’ll make sure to keep giving you good stuff.
Until then, may your thumbs always be green.