Not to be dramatic or anything, but I think I’ve burned down my whole content creation workflow and started building a new one. 😶
It’s been a long time coming, a long time of trying, and I think it’s finally starting to work.
I’ve been wanting to write you this email for months now, but I also wanted to have a better idea of how this new experiment would work before I “reported back” on it.
So here’s the deal:
If you know my work, you know I’m a long-form content gal.
I rarely publish a blog post less than 1,000 words long, regularly run out of room in single tweets, and am intimately familiar with the character limit on Instagram captions.
That’s NOT going to change, but the way I work with that long-form content is.
Heavy Lifts: How I Used to Create
For the past 10 years, my approach to content remixing around a topic has been:
- Decide on the topic and outline
- Create the whole piece of long-form content
- Break it down into smaller parts to remix
It was super sprint-focused.
And that worked fine when I had more energy, was healthier, had a more structured schedule, etc.
Why It Stopped Working For Me
But when you overextend yourself, your borrowing energy from your future self.
And if you know my story with workaholism, you know Bberg in her twenties borrowed a LOT of energy…