It has been about three weeks since my last post. Prior to that moment, I had posted daily like a swiss blog clock. So what happened? Did I fall off the blogosphere? Have I been diagnosed with a chronic case of terminal writer’s block? Did I just decide to give up?
None of the above. I simply decided to take a break. Leading up to my break, I came to the conclusion that my posts were becoming very boring, and I was starting to struggle with what to write about. However, there is much more to this phenomenon than that, so I thought I would take some time to share what’s been going on in Mike’s world.
When the brakes got put on in this blog, another event was starting to take over my life. It happens every year. It is my oldest daughter’s softball season. I am the webmaster and photographer for the team. I write up articles, and post photos there very often. It is also a wordpress-driven site. In the case of that site, I went with a self-hosted option. I would love for you to check it out and let me know what you think of it. You can catch a link to it HERE. Needless to say, running an effective site like that is rather time-consuming. I edit my own photos and do 99% of the writing on the site so this time of year my creative talents are pretty much tapped here.
Another event happened during this time-frame. It was the death of Osama Bin Laden. I was very tempted to write something up during this period, but I just couldn’t do it. I have very strong opinions on the matter, as anyone on Facebook can attest. However, I just don’t have enough facts in my possession to just throw up anything on my blog. I just didn’t want something out there that would be fuel for one side or another.
My children are continuing to grow, and as they do more and more time goes to driving them to events, watching events, taking them to practices for events, etc. In other words, writing on a daily basis was getting a little tough with all the other things I want to do. Sure many could say that is lame for setting blogging aside for now, but that’s what I am rolling with on this point.
Lastly, once you stop something, starting back up can be a challenge. I guess after three weeks, I just started to let Mike’s Take hibernate. I want to personally thank several of my readers for expressing concern at my absence, and I promise that the tanks for writing are full again, and I will be getting back at it with some more regularity…just not every day here.
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