When a few days go by without a new post from me, I frequently get emails from readers asking if I’m OK.
That’s the thing about writing a blog about one’s struggle against the demons. Go away for a while and people start worrying that you’re in the throes of depression or any number of physical illnesses.
Truth be told, the concern makes me grateful. But the well-being checks aren’t necessary.
When I started this blog four years ago, I wrote obsessively. I published at least one new post a day. Sometimes I did as many as four. In the last year, though, I’ve dropped it to four posts on a normal week, with week-long breaks during vacations and business travel. Pacing myself made sense, especially after digging into older posts one day and discovering that in my craze to post daily material I was writing a lot of sub-standard stuff.
I also decided that if I’m on vacation, I should be on vacation. If I’m on a business trip, I should just focus on that. It makes all the more sense since Erin took on the role of editing my posts. She has her own business to run, and sending her a gazillion posts a week to edit would make me a bad husband.
So when you don’t see something new for a few days or a week, no need to worry.
Besides, I don’t completely disappear. When I don’t write something new, I still share older posts on Facebook on a daily basis. I look at these posts as songs to be replayed when they fit the mood I’m experiencing at any given time.
You won’t see new posts this week because I’m going to put all my energy into wrapping up work projects ahead of Thanksgiving. Then I’ll take the holiday weekend off, and be back Dec. 2.
Have a fantabulous holiday, and thanks for your continued support and readership. I am thankful for all of you.