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For the last two months, I have put videos ahead of everything else.  And then videos and podcasts.  And i realize that I have neglected too many other things.  So I am going to focus on tidying up. 

I am making a big list of things I need to tidy. 

What has been overlooked?  What needs mending?

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I am now certain that I have bitten off more than I can chew. 

In the spirit of whining could lead to better velocity for me, I am going to try to limit my whining to things where people might be able to help make a difference.

The primary metric for getting stuff done is that each day I put out a video or podcast or article.  I have not put anything out for ten days. 

The next thing for me to put out is a video of Larry Korn talking about Fukuoka's techniques.

In the last ten days I put a fair bit of work into deleting posts and eventually banning one person.  Naturally, if people would stay within my comfort zone, it would be a lot less work for me.  If a thread might wander into iffy territory, at the top of a new, on-topic post, one could add:

(I just wanna remind folks to be nice so that Paul doesn't delay making podcasts and videos so he can do cleanup in here)

I feel that when I post to mailing lists and forums I have a responsibility to be part of that community.  Otherwise I'm just some damn spammer.  With all the stuff I have submitted over the last few months, it is keeping me fairly busy.  If others were to do these submissions, then they could do the followup. 

In the last ten days, big gobs of time has been consumed by some other projects (including gathering some excellent podcast fodder) - but it was all stuff I don't think I could farm out (like the Sepp Holzer stuff).  And it could not be postponed any longer (like the aweber stuff).

I have received a lot of offers from people to help, and I am really grateful for that help.  And it takes time to receive help.  Maybe after a while there will be somebody who can help with the helpers. 

I need to get videos/podcasts out again.  I'm hoping that this forum can be the central hub for people gathering to figure out ways to lighten my load so I can focus more on videos/podcasts.  I suspect that solution(s) will involve a lot of creativity. 

I'm worried that if I put up 20 more videos/podcasts that the amount of daily-stuff-to-do will be 20% higher and everything will come to a complete standstill.

Maybe people can come here and say "I wanna help" and then somebody that is not me can answer "did you have something particular in mind, or would you like to be handed a chunk?"

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