If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I haven’t been a regular writer lately. In fact, last month I published the fewest number of posts of any full month since I started blogging in 2008. Please don’t take this as a sign of my disinterest. Radio silence can occur for a variety of reasons. The reality is that I’ve had some other projects on my plate that have demanded an enormous amount of time, leaving me little time for blogging.
While it may seem casual to some, I’ve discovered that blogging requires a fair amount of time and thought. Over the last two years, I’ve blogged in the early morning and very late at night. In addition, I’ve had to set aside time to do the reading that makes it possible for me to write. And then, there’s the thinking time. While I’m not always successful, I do try to process information before committing it to writing. While there are many helpful blogs that focus on being primarily a conduit to the work of others, I’ve tried to balance some original writing with simply sharing information with my readers. Lately I haven’t had the time to do any of this so you and I haven’t had these posts.
What I’ve learned through this forced hiatus is that I miss the stimulation and discipline of regular blogging. Above all, I’ve missed having opportunities to be in conversation with you.
They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. In my case, at least, I can say that’s true. I do hope it’s true for you as well.
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