I’m in exactly the same boat in terms of “content creation pipeline” design. Having a work flow and setup that is ready to go is super important for removing friction when in the mood to make something.
Like at a juggling convention, I can do daily vlogs, 15-20 minute each, editing down from about two hours of footage… and I do that 7 or 8 days in a row. It’s because everything is set and ready!
But at home, making a video where I point the camera at myself to talk means tidying the apartment, moving furniture, setting up lights (if I need to show writing or illustrations, etc). To make videos from archive footage means finding it on the correct external hard drive. Recording podcasts should be easy because I’ve been doing it for 15 years, but I don’t have a permanent set up ready to go.
It’s all just friction.
I’m excited about moving in to my new home, because I’ll have a room dedicated to this stuff. A permanent desk (not just a table in the bedroom) with a mixing desk and mics set up, ready to go at any time, so we can more easily do Juggling Podcasts. Also my camera set up all the time, and lighting, with a clear/interesting back wall behind, so I can start recording a vlog at any time.
In preparation I’ve bought some new equipment, including a super simple but super handy 7-way powered USB hub. Each input has an individual on/off switch.
With everything in a dedicated place, within arms reach of the desk, and everything plugged in at all times, to start a new project or continue an old one is just a few switch flips and button presses away. No moving furniture, no worrying about noisy streets, no worries about changing lighting, no distractions.