I was talking with my friend and regular workout partner Gerry this morning about this blog, and I mentioned casually that my blogging has tailed off lately because of 1) time and 2) I've run out of stuff to say, at least for now. I need to think about how or why I want to keep doing this.
John Wagner took two weeks off and says he realizes how it can eat you alive if you're not careful. No doubt. I started doing this for no one other than myself, and that really hasn't changed. It's been productive for me -- I've recorded a lot of what I hope are good thoughts and satisfied my writing itch. Most productive has been what I've learned from others. I'll keep that up no matter what.
Nonetheless, I'm considering a brief sabbatical myself. I truly have run out of productive things to say for now, and I have no interest in trying to half-ass this thing along until my schedule improves, which it realistically will not, at least for a while. I also would like to resign all my feeds, start over and get some new perspective. And finally, this blog needs a new look and feel.
I haven't made a final decision on timing or, for that matter, what I'm actually going to do, but will shortly.
Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice:
- This is a funny post from Mike Arrington about his trip to Spain, and it's good to see him writing in his natural voice.
- John Wagner again....I agree that PR is not dead. I'm inclined to believe there indeed is a constant market for practitioners who help distill words and ideas to make them clear for others.
- I just had this discussion the other day with a guy who thought the right PR strategy might be to flood editors with "a release a week." If for some reason you needed proof that this is, to put it more politely than it deserves, unsound, read this from Scoble.
- If you're in Oregon on Mother's Day and need a place for brunch, you want to have it at Timberline Lodge. You're welcome.
- Still think press releases are magic carpets? Read this from TheStreet.com and think again.
- I like the new look of TechCrunch.
Share thoughts, please, on the issue of a sabbatical.