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July 17, 2008

Unannounced Blogging Hiatus

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I’m back after a three-week bout of NoBloggingitis (be careful, it might be contagious). I never intended not to blog. Simply put, life just got in the way. The big event in my life was selling my place and moving into a new one. While I expected it to be stressful, I figured I’d be able to find the time to blog. It never happened.

Blogs where I merely contribute, I didn’t expect to be ‘missed.’ However I was pleasantly surprised by the number of e-mails I received from regular readers over at Jobacle. From wondering if something was wrong to asking if I’d been ‘blinded by Kabbalah and dating Madonna,’ it felt very good to be missed.

But it also taught me a valuable lesson. One that all bloggers know but occasionally need to be reminded of:

Communicate with your readers.

I should have tipped off my loyal visitors that things might be slow for awhile. Sure, that’s what RSS readers are for. But I truly felt that there were folks who missed daily content. As a blogger, you have the ability to become part of a person’s daily routine. That’s pretty special, and it’s something I’ll never take for granted again!

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