Publishing Schedule Thoughts While Attempting to Model Self-Care
What About the Publishing Schedule?
Just a heads up about my publishing schedule. I am currently on a short involuntary video hiatus because my phone stopped working for making videos. While I’m waiting for my new phone to arrive and be activated, I decided to ease off on finishing articles as well for a few days. I’ll be getting a bunch of nifty accessories with it. So I got thinking about working full time and how much I can do consistently.
Part of what I do is to attempt to model the behavior I want to see. I want to reflect that in my publishing schedule, so I’ve been thinking it through. My base publishing schedule is twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. I want that to be what I strive for. I also want to account for needed time off and have it also consistent.
Here’s what I have come up with:
- Four times a year, on or near the solstices and equinoxes, I take a full week without any updates unless I feel the urge and really want to.
- When I have a national holiday or a sick day in a week, I only produce one video that week.
- Wanted: Collaborators for site content. I especially encourage people with mental health experience (as providers or participants) who come from marginalized populations to submit content. This includes the LGBTQ population, Black and Native folk, and immigrants. It also includes other people who are otherwise not often heard in mental health discussions.
- I pay $5 for memes and content under 500 words (microfiction is 300 words or under) and $10 for anything from 500-3000 words. You keep all rights and allow me to use the content one time under the terms of this site’s creative commons license.
- If you want to produce a video or podcast for Out Of My Mind please contact me. We can discuss pay through email or on the phone.
I would love feedback on maintaining a consistent publishing schedule from those of you who also work and publish. How do you balance all the bits of your life?
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I currently (summer, 2019) donate half of every dollar I make from videos, podcasts, and writing to my best friend, Katherine Malone. She has a deadly heart condition and needs a heart transplant. Before she can be placed on the transplant list, she must raise $20,000 for anti-rejection drugs. Learn more here and here, and go here to donate directly to her GoFundMe. This will continue until Kathy’s heart is fully funded. After that, I will continue to donate half up to $500 per month to help her pay for her anti-rejection meds.
Finally, the time you spend to make your life better and build your skills is worth it. You deserve to have your life meet your needs. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.