You were maybe expecting another weekly diary today. Unfortunately, there is none. And I think there won’t be any ever again. I’m quitting the weekly diaries. I want to post this to let you know why and what else is changing. That’s because I’ve been thinking the last week and I want things to change.
This happened completely random. One day I woke up and I didn’t see the purpose of the weekly diaries anymore. I started them 140 weeks ago (that’s almost 3 years, wow!) with the intention of showing you what an eco-positive lifestyle looks like on a daily basis and I’ve supported that all along. Just this past week I don’t anymore, I’m quitting the weekly diaries.
I don’t want to write diaries where all the sustainable things I do are sort of hidden. I only want to write in-depth posts (like I now only do on Mondays) on different subjects. Also, I sort of felt like I was repeating the same things. There are always news things in my life, but the base will always be the same and therefore I felt like I was done with the diaries. The mission for them is complete.
I want this blog to be a sort of knowledge base. For when you think: ‘I’m visiting Berlin. Ah, I know Romee has written an oversight of all sustainable hotspots‘, ‘Deforestation. I want to know more about that I know Romee has written about it‘ or ‘I need a new pair of shoes. I know Romee has written a guide on how to buy sustainable clothing. Let’s check that again’. That’s what I want. I want clear posts with one subject. Not messy weekly diaries. And so, I’m quitting the diaries.
My Youtube Channel
I came to the same realization with my Youtube channel. I was just putting out waaay to much content in general. At least 4 times a week with my channel and blog. That’s a lot. This past week was the first time I felt like a machine and that’s not something I want. I had the weekly diaries, the regular post on Monday, the News + what you can do about it ánd a weekly vlog. That’s too much. And so, I’m also quitting the weekly vlogs.
That’s mainly because most of my attention was going there. The goal I have for my Youtube channel is mainly the same as for this blog. I want it to be a knowledge base, with videos about one specific topic each time. The vlogs were an addition to that, to show you what an eco-positive lifestyle looks like on a daily basis. Yet, the vlogs took most of my attention and I barely made other informative videos.
And so, I decided to make a monthly vlog. This will be the same length as the weekly vlogs, but it will be more concentrated. Only the important highlights will be in there and because it is a monthly thing, it is doable for the viewers. 4 pieces of content each week is too much for you and I realize that now. With the monthly vlogs I hope to emphasize the things I find really important. I hope I then have more time for the informative videos, like on How to Eat Sustainable for example. I want to make those once every month, or once every two months I think.
News + what you can do about it
Then the News + what you can do about it posts. I’ve been doing that for a few weeks now, as an experiment since I really like the content. I am going to keep doing it, but also in a monthly form. This way the set-up can stay the same, but it won’t be as much as every week. I find it too much. Because of that, I find myself scrolling on the internet for news every single day for hours. I hate that. I want to be online, but moderately. Finding a relevant news article every single day is too much for me. I think the posts will improve if I post them only once a month too, because I can pick the most relevant news of that month. I think it will be a huge improvement.
All in All
All this means that there will appear only one blog each week on here, plus an extra news +what you can do about it-post once a month. On my Youtube channel you will find one vlog each months and one informative video once a month or once every two months.
What I really want to emphasize is: this gives me energy! It hit me all of a sudden that the way I was doing things didn’t make me happy any longer and I didn’t pursue the goals I had for this site and my Youtube channel. This new way of doing things makes me happy! It gives me fresh energy! I love making content and I am happy I can keep doing so. It is positive thing, really. Also, I am starting a new job this week, working 32 hours a week. That would make regular vlogs and blogs about my life quite boring haha. ‘Today I worked’ and ‘Oh well, today I worked the entire day’. This new content set-up gives me more satisfaction, freedom and room for new goals to pursue (remember, politics and piano classes?).
That’s why I’m quitting the weekly diaries! What do you think?