New “Roadlife Rundown” Videos

Hey Everyone!

I’ve been doing a bit of soul searching lately. Okay fine, not really “soul searching” so much as analyzing my business. Alright, you got me, it’s not even that organized. Basically I’ve been randomly thinking about this whole social media thing.

What I’ve realized is that I truly want to put out more content, but I’m just too dang nit-picky for my own good! Everything I’ve read and everyone I’ve talked to says I should be doing YouTube videos a minimum of once a week, if not more, along with blogs, Facebook and Instagram posts. That’s all fine and dandy in theory, until I sit down and realize it takes me nearly 2 hours of editing per minute of video I produce. And that’s just for videos! Add my real passion, photography (which I’m even more nit-picky over), along with all the other social media outlets, and the hours just don’t add up to something I can live with.

That’s when Kendrick made a suggestion: Be less picky. Do easier things. Shorter things. Things not up to the “Mandy standard”. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but one I must take.

I realize now that any video that I actually finish is better than one I never get around to!

So, we’re starting 2 new segments:

ROADLIFE RUNDOWNS:

(cool name, huh?) We’ll be adding weekly(ish) rundowns of what we’ve been up to. They won’t be huge productions, they may not be professionally lit, edited and storyboarded, but they will be there.

SHORT ANSWERS TO FAQs:

(we still need a cool name for this, suggestions welcome) I’ve collected tons of great questions from viewers and will always be taking more. We’ll give our “quick answer” to questions on a weekly(ish) basis (yes, I’m afraid of commitment) and provide links to help you find more. After all, I’m trying to keep these episodes short.

If this sounds neato to you, I’d appreciate if you subscribe and share the word! (or make me earn it first, that’s fair). Let me get started with our first Roadlife Rundown, getting us caught up since returning to the US!

Roadlife Rundown 1:


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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Rodney McKnight

    April 21, 2019

    Hey Mandy…just a quick comment about your posts…I’ve always wondered how you have time to really post on all the sites that you do….also as someone that doesn’t want to miss out on any posts, I feel like I have to go to 6 or so sites to make sure I don’t miss something….Now, it may be that you feel like it is necessary to post quality stuff on all those sites, but I don’t see how anyone would have the time to do that…I, as a follower would love it if you had just one site that you posted to (But I admit, maybe it is necessary to post on many sites..I just don’t know much about social media). But I was going to suggest that maybe it would be best to just design one good site and put your energy, videos, updates, etc on to that site…and I as a Patreon don’t need to have a special site with special stuff and I’ll bet those that support you don’t really need that either….think about it…one good quality site that you have to concentrate on and then everyone would also know that’s the only site we need to check in on to follow you…just a thought…Rodney

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      mandylea

      April 21, 2019

      Hi Rodney! Thanks so much for the comment. It is comforting to know that as a Patron you don’t expect anything more, but we do feel obligated to give to those who support us… it helps us from feeling like a charity case 😉 Regarding the sites, most of what we post to each site is duplicate information just being shared across all platforms. I am working to get my website a little more streamlined… but its been a work in progress!

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    Kevin Fitzsimons

    April 21, 2019

    Hi Mandy, as far as how much social media to put out, I wouldn’t be a slave to a schedule. Do it as you have material that you WANT to put out. You’re selling yourself out to the whims of social media “gurus” for the sake of just putting out more content. Then it’s a job (labor, not as fun). I really don’t think people who follow you expect something on a schedule. If they do, they need a life. Maybe your income depends on the quantity of social media posts in which case you have to do what you have to do to survive. Just my opinion.
    Kevin

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      mandylea

      April 21, 2019

      Hi Kevin! I really appreciate your comment! I guess it is a little bit of both – I don’t want to be a slave to it either, but I DO want to put more content out. I just needed the little push that not everything has to be perfect 🙂

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