A lot of things are in the works under the umbrella of “Breathing Room”. It’s all about minimalism as both an act of defiance and a path to inner peace. What I don’t want to do is release the same content in different formats. This blog should feel distinct from the zine, the podcast should offer something not found on the vlog, and so forth. So here’s a brief guide to Breathing Room media, and how I intend to use each format.
Going forward, this is going to be my personal journal. I want to talk about my life and my journey. You’ll get to see the ups and downs of living a simple life. There will be some “topical content” that intersects with minimalism-as-act-of-defiance. Hopefully there will be epiphanies regarding inner peace. This will be my ongoing story.
The point of the newsletter is to provide you with news (go figure) and updates on all Breathing Room projects. It’s where you will be able to find information on the blog, the zine, the podcast, and the vlog all in one place. That doesn’t sound sexy, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s a newsletter.
I look at the zine as a place to collect essays. The pieces published there will be well-considered, researched, and edited. The scope will be global, i.e. not just about me. How-to’s, helpful hints, and educational articles are all possible within the format. This is my serious space, where I put on my writer hat and attempt to effectively communicate ideas.
Rants. The podcast is going to be for rants. This is one of the reasons I’m retooling the Patreon to include more than the podcast. Not everyone wants to hear my emotional pleas, snarky hot takes, or angry diatribes against the evils of the world. The good news is that it’s scripted, so I’m essentially going to do dramatic readings.
The YouTube channel is going to be a wild card. I want to keep it unscripted and pretty raw in terms of production. If there’s breaking news that I want to comment on, it will end up in the vlog. When there are moments in my life that I want to share, it will be in the vlog. Big news and updates will end up on the vlog. It’s a catchall.
A Guide to Breathing Room Media
All of this is in progress, but it’s going to happen as it happens. For the first time in years I have the opportunity to produce content mindfully, to do it right rather than having to do it fast. As such, I’m not committing to any release dates yet. Know that once something starts, it will then be released on a consistent schedule.