Big Update (Welcome Kirsty!)

As well as this blog post, I have released a video and audio version as I wanted to make sure the various people on both sides are made aware of what is changing. You can watch the announcement here:

I’ve just spent three hours capturing all the weekly tasks I perform to keep the blog and podcast going. It’s actually really stumped me. The amount of work that goes into the upkeep is huge.

I know there will be better ways to hone and release things in due course, and it’s a space I want to get better in for sure.

The issue is, I don’t have the time to make it happen – the way of working I have has grown up around a need to plan, communicate (either in written form or in conversation) then edit and release the content. I do all of that around a full-time job, a fitness routine that is fairly intense and a young family.

This list of weekly tasks also doesn’t include my personal commitment to learning and improving my knowledge, from blogs, podcasts, YouTube videos and (a favourite of mine) books. I want to be the best I can be for When Belief Dies, and I hope that comes across in everything you read and engage with here.

So, with that highlighted I think you should know that I am thinking about moving towards having some weekly live YouTube videos with some guests from episode 100 of the podcast onwards, with the audio being released a few days later for the podcast.

I think this would help the reach of When Belief Dies grow and hopefully help those who need to find this space to do so more easily. I am forever getting messages from people coming across our content and asking how we can improve our reach to capture the attention of others. We need to get this right, we need to move out of our comfort zone and forwards.

It’s a really exciting time, but there is a lot of work to be done to get ready for this shift in direction. There are so many standing tasks, so many areas to improve and so much that can be built upon.

I can’t do this on my own and it’s become clear that When Belief Dies is here to stay for the long term. These two things don’t fit together very well, so I am working on a plan to migrate towards making this space grow and become as good as possible.

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Currently, my wife, Kirsty, is a full-time Mum. With the youngest now going off to pre-school for two and a half days a week, she is beginning to ask what she wants to do as a career in the future.

Here is the headline: we are planning for her to take on most of the weekly background tasks for When Belief Dies, to begin to learn, hone and improve everything you, the listener, watcher, and reader (hopefully) love from the YouTube channel and podcast.

In essence, she will become the content editor for When Belief Dies.

I will still be planning all the content, heading up social media and working through who to talk to and when. But she will take on almost everything else.

The blog will continue to be written and released much as it is now, by me. As this is a space for my own personal exploration of topics without the input of others pushing back (apart from in the comments now and then – totally welcome by the way).

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This is really exciting news. When Belief Dies is becoming a family-run space.

Over the coming months, you should notice the improvements slowly dropping in, I hope you love them as much as I have loved dreaming of them. There is so much that can be done to make this a great space to be within.

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So, to close, we are really going to push When Belief Dies to become the best it can be.

It’s a sacrifice for Kirsty and me, as there is no wage for her to earn until we have the support on Patreon to make the improvements we need to invest in and begin to pay her for her time.

Do you love When Belief Dies? Do you want to go on this journey with us? Then please consider becoming a Patreon today via this link, as we look to the future together.

Here is to the future, cheers!

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