Most of my creative life I’ve been a project-oriented person. When my agent got a book, it was focus on the book – get it written and then move on to the next project (whatever it was) Get that project done – move on. Repeat for almost too many years to count.
It is my favorite way to work and it’s ingrained deeply in my way of thinking. I also believe it’s the most effective way to use my time.
The Problem Landed
When I moved the main gardening website to a new host away from the proprietary system it was on (it was WordPress based but with a ton of proprietary additions) to the self-hosted version, I lost the images.
I still had the pictures but they weren’t showing on the posts. I googled the issue and it turns out it’s quite common even when moving between WordPress installations without the proprietary structure.
Without images, a garden website is pretty much dead in the water.
Images move the content forward and for somebody with 65,000 followers on Pinterest, it was a significant setback.
I decided I’d slowly but surely fix each post – one by one. And I’d do one or two posts a week. Stretch it out and take it easy. Write other projects while doing this.
But then I separated DougGreensGarden into three websites so I now have three websites with image issues. So rather than mess about doing one or two posts a week, I decided to batch this project.
And Now. And Now
So over the next while, my main project is to get images to every post. Everything else has been put on hold.
And when that’s done, I can put gardening on the slow cooking, back burner and head off to other creative fields and the list of projects I want to tackle over there.
Next? I’ve been researching the topic of “Deconditioning” and what happens to our bodies when we don’t use them.