There are certain tasks that I have been doing a certain way forever and ever. I did not realize how complex I was making some of these work flows until I was asked to teach a class over on Teachable. Faced with creating a recipe I noticed that perhaps--in some cases--the juice was no longer worth the squeeze. Too many steps to explain to a heterogenous audience. It is one thing to slog through content if you know everyone has been baselined and we are starting from the same spot.
It is quite another thing to know that some will be yawning while others are likely to be gnashing their teeth in frustration. I won’t pretend to know the right balance but here is what I know.
The best approach is to have mini conversations. These are general to be sure but allow exposure to the vastness of a complicated subject. I realize that it is your filter for information that matters--not mine. I imagine you will learn the way I did. Collecting little bits of information here and there, retaining the glittery bits to “feather your nest” as it were.
I had this epiphany while working with Census Data. Like many of you, I have been working on a work flow ahead of the 2020 Census. Unless you are teaching, you tend to fly through certain steps and only realize your error once you are reviewing the webinar or recording. Over on Teachable the learning curve was steep but not unsurmountable.
One day I might wear makeup or add style but for now it is all about content.
This week, we will build a map. Stay tuned...