In today’s podcast, I had a chance to talk with Terrance Layhew from the Intellectual Agrarian Blog and Podcast. As content creators, there are times when we are on a crazy race to put up the next piece of content for our friends, followers and fans. We are in a mad dash to keep the content coming and the fans liking our photos, blog posts, podcasts, videos, tweets and pins. At times, we are doing things to just show activity, and we can be completely missing out on what is happening around us.

Terrance and I had a chance to sit down and talk about this very subject. Terrance called it “living in the analog,” and this whole discussion left me with a lot to think about. In fact, based on this conversation, I re-evaluated some of the things I was posting on Instgram and actually scaled back on some of the content there. I discontinued the Black-and-White Photo Challenge as I thought long and hard about the purpose of this effort and once again thinking about the WHY behind it. Shout out to Greg Burns for always being in the back of my mind.

As you will hear in the podcast, Terrence is a fellow people collector, and he has used his networking, communicating and writing skills to become an organic inspector, podcaster, writer and intellectual agrarian. Terrance and I have a great discussion about his journey from inquisitive teenager to organic inspector, living in the analog, some trends happening in the organic farming world and his Intellectual Agrarian Podcast.

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Living in the Analog, podcast, blogging, simple living, urban farming
Definitely living in the analog! If you don’t Terrance, he’ll find you.

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Special Thanks

I appreciate Terrance being on the Small Scale Life Podcast, and I just feel like I learn a ton after talking with him. He is one of those folks in your life that makes you feel smarter after having a conversation, and I really appreciate that. Thanks again for your time and the mug, Terrance!

Putting It All Together

As we continue to build our Small Scale Life, I need to continue to be living in the analog instead of the online space. Many of us content creators churning and burning a lot of time on social media platforms that we don’t own (we are the product being sold to others), and we are entering an era of deplatforming, demonetizing and censure. Why spend so much time creating there when we can build real relationships with people face-to-face?

This is something I have been thinking a lot about recently, especially after our friend Kevin Geary lost his ability to post podcast and articles for his Six Figure Grind website on Facebook! He has since had to rebrand his entire platform and is calling it Digital Ambition!

This is why Julie and I decided to make some changes to the platform, start building and e-mail list and start sending out e-mail newsletters. These notes, which I am calling a newsletter, will be another way to directly communicate with you, even when the people running social media are doing strange things. I am going to have our first edition coming out this weekend, so feel free to head to the Resources Page and sign up there.

In the meantime, we will be living in the analog and getting some important stuff done. Julie and I have a list of projects we will be starting now that spring and the seedlings have sprung. There is a lot to do including building new wicking garden beds! Stay tuned for an update on the garden bed design and planting plans!

Listen to Living in the Analog

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