I have a couple weeks off where I wanted to batch a year of weekday tweets. This seemed somewhat doable and I got a head start leading up to it.
Then we got a puppy.
I scaled back the goal a bit from 250 of these (1 for every weekday in a year) to 100. Which might still be possible, but I’ll probably scale down further.
Having the buffer of scheduled posts is good, but the buffer should be the fall back for when I can’t make a daily post.
There are a couple things I’ll need to do to maintain a consistent posting schedule:
- (A) Build a system to execute from start to finish on a single idea each day — Ideally I’d be able to get to where I can share a note every day with something like a 30 minute block of time. It should basically be purely the execution portion. I also need to be disciplined in respecting the time block. Some posts will be better than others. All are a step toward improvement.
- (B) Build a system to batch parts of the process — Whatever I can do to get started on (A) right away every day that I sit down to make something. If I have 30 minutes blocked off, I shouldn’t spend 25 minutes choosing a quote. Or spend 15 minutes finding and transcribing a sentence from a podcast.
If I have a longer block of time, I can repeat (A) to increase the buffer.
This doesn’t quite fit in time to share the process, but things like screen recording and using Procreate timelapses could help make that more of a passive process.
Okay I should probably get back to actually working on this instead of writing about working on this.
More thoughts soon!