At the start of 2018 I wrote a post over on the dad blog called ‘All In. All Out | Work/Life Balance For 2018‘ Now we’re at the end of 2018, moving into 2019 we’re going the complete opposite way!
A year ago Christmas 2017, we checked out of all things blogging, vlogging and social media. Without re-reading last years blog again, I think we took 10 days off completely and it was amazing. After months of being ALL IN, we went completely ALL OUT to allow ourselves more family time over the festive period and recharge the batteries.
I wrote the post last year fully believing that we’d found the perfect work/life balance and the method of checking out after long periods of being all in was the winning formula. I still believe that and the ethos behind having long periods of being switched on in the blog, vlog and social media world and then taking one day a week, the weekend or specific weeks at a time to be all out, is the best way for us.
The HUGE change this year, is that we certainly won’t be taking 10 days to 2 weeks off over Christmas and New Year, we’ll be going the complete opposite way and going ALL IN to prepare for 2019.
We will take Christmas Day and Boxing Day off this year, but every other day will be spent planning and preparing what we hope will be a HUGE 2019!
We’ve given ourselves the massive task of committing to uploading a video to our YouTube Channel EVERY SINGLE DAY of 2019. It’s going to be a huge challenge, but one we’re really excited to take on.
It’s a win win for us. The content we’re planning and the pure consistency behind it, we hope will grow our YouTube Channel to hit our targets. Upon doing that, our brand will grow and hopefully so will our income. It’s win win because even if we don’t manage to achieve our version of success in business terms, we’ll still have an entire year of our lives documented to watch back on in years to come.
We can’t lose.
We plan to document our year of going ALL IN to show what success looks like to us, how we plan to achieve it and hopefully grow further our community of online friends so we can all learn and grow together. We have some other MAJOR plans for what direction much of our content will go in, but more on that in another post.
In the build up to 1st January 2019, we’re thinking about what it is we love doing, how best to go about doing that and turning that into an income, and setting realistic achievable goals. We’re all for aiming big, but sometimes people make 15 different targets up that become so collectively big that it all becomes too much and they fail completely.
Our advice to you and the advice we’re taking, is to make just a couple of goals and create a simple plan of action to achieve them.
For instance, our goals for 2019 are to upload a video to our YouTube Channel every single day for a full year and use those videos as the pillar content to then create blog articles, social media posts and podcast episodes.
As long as we focus on our main objective of creating a video to upload every day, content for the other platforms will almost create itself. We’re not thinking outside of this which enables us to focus clearly on what we want to achieve.
We’re putting together a strategy, plan of action and processes for each area of our work ready for next year. If you’d like us to explain further our actual work flows for the different content we create, let us know in the comments below and we will create more in depth content on how we actually create and manage everything that comes with blogging, vlogging and creating content full time.
In the meantime, whether you’re taking the Christmas period off, working like a trojan or haven’t a clue what you’re doing yet to finish off your 2018, thanks for reading and have a fantastic Christmas and New Year!