Why I struggle with content creation

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Have you ever wondered how to manage your social media time?

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, or know of me on social media, you’ll know that I enjoy spending time on social media, and sharing content.

What you might not know, is that I love to try and create content, but struggle to do so and over the last 12 months or so, I’ve started to understand that about myself even more. Being furloughed at the beginning of the pandemic really showed me this, and then, more recently, as you’ll know, I’ve started to enjoy editing photos.

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The problem I have, is time. My typical day revolves around three main things:

Mornings: School run, followed by a morning meeting.

Afternoons: School run and everything that’s involved with your kid coming home from school.

Evenings: Dinner and bedtime routine for the little one.

Now, that might not sound too bad. But, that morning meeting is a part of my full time job. Thankfully, they’re very understanding and I have the flexibility to be able to do those school runs and still get work done.

But, that really only leaves me with late evenings and weekends to create content. Late evenings I enjoy spending time with my wife, watching TV and relaxing, weekends, I need to spend time with my kid and then also do the usual housework-y things.

I just worked out (while emptying the washing machine) that I have three main interests. Technology, cars, and nature/photography. And I’m trying to work out how to start content creation using these three interests.

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Tech – I can write about upcoming and recently released things on a blog and snippets on Twitter.

Cars – I’m fortunate enough to live in an area that has a number of high profile manufacturers and therefore there are often expensive and unique cars travelling around the town. Therefore, I could run a blog, and Instagram account and TikTok. Maybe a little bit of Twitter as well.

Nature – Again, luckily our house pretty much backs on to a forest. I could head out for a walk every day, and get new photos, which can then be edited and thrown on to an Instagram account.

But to do all of this, takes time. Which I don’t seem to have. Now, I can’t really drop my full time job, after all, I have bills to pay and none of the above will suddenly give me enough. Let’s be honest, that wouldn’t end well.

I’m also not sure how I would manage, potentially three social media accounts on Twitter & Instagram, and three blogs. I guess I could tie the blogs all in to here and just run the one, but the idea of multiple Twitter, Instagram and TikTok accounts sounds exhausting!

So I’m thinking a re-design of this blog may be needed to allow me to use this as a base, but I’ve no idea on the social media accounts. Maybe you guys could give me some ideas, persuade me that one social media account which encompasses everything is the way to go, or, alternatively, bite the bullet and start a new social media world for myself, which uses “A Duv’s Life” as a base. Maybe along the lines of “A Duv’s Life in Nature” & “A Duv’s Life in Tech”.

What do you think? I’d love some feedback on this, and also, ideas as to how you manage your social media, if you have multiple interests, which I’m sure, like most people, you do.

10 comments

  1. I don’t actually know how parents do it all. It’s hard for me to work full time, blog, exercise, socialise etc. You must be exhausted and deadlines must race up to you. I like your content, you’re doing good things so I hope that you get some more time to do what you do best!

    Rosie

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    1. Thanks Rosie!
      Just based on your comment I’m seeing why content doesn’t go out as often as I’d like 😂 I’m sure if it builds in to a routine, it’s probably easier, but I just haven’t sorted out the routine.

      David

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  2. It’s tough to juggle so much. And though I love being organised, planning daily tasks, when it comes to social media, I resist being too rigid about when and where to post.
    It hampers the spirit of being creative.
    Creating content on a consistent basis is most important. Take care of quality and quantity.
    As you keep going and continue posting and sharing, you’ll see a pattern emerging.
    Stick to what you know and can do well. Engage with others who share similar interests, even if it’s just 15 minutes a day.
    Never stop what you’ve begun, because then it’ll just be wasted effort. We’re all learning.

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  3. i really like the sound of your ideas and using this blog as a base for all your other ideas. i think tying them all in together would work really well. best of luck with your blogging/social media journey

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  4. I am in the same boat as you. No time due to a full time job, household chores, baseball coaching and family time.
    The past few months for me as a creator has been a struggle. There are 2 things that helped me.

    1. Focus on one social site and my blog.
    2. Taking tons of notes (Ideas that pop up as I am doing other things. Make sure to give enough context into the idea so you can come back to it later.)

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    1. Oh, if it wasn’t for pretty much unlimited storage, I think my notes taking would be full 😂
      I tend to live in one social media app, but love try to spend at least 10 minutes on others.
      One day we’ll get there 👍

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  5. quite a few interesting thoughts floating around. I think it’s quite individual driven as each person has their own set of strengths and areas of interest. to me what works is focus on content and limiting it to post only when i’m convinced it’s worth pushing out….what I think could help is to have someone do a bit of promotion and connecting with others which is an area I am not so good at…….

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