Was Gone But Back Again

You might have noticed I've been absent from the blog for a little while. That's true, but I'm here today to tell you I'm back.

Why did I take a break? There were several reasons.

  1. Blog burnout: It's a very real thing. I've been writing OMB for over two years. And non-bloggers would find it surprising how taxing it is to come up with topics and get writing time every single week. I just needed a mental break.
  2. Day job priorities: I have been doing some pretty awesome stuff for Critical Mass that I hope one day to share here. These tasks required more mental bandwidth and something had to give. But I've gotten over a hump and expect to turn more attention back to the blog.
  3. Law school is a bitch: Not for me, for BG. With her in law school, I was not only in charge of the dogs and trash, but laundry, shopping, sweeping, cleaning...and that's cool. I'm happy to support her work. But her schedule has leveled a bit to where things are more balanced now - allowing me more time to write.
  4. I was a bitch: To paraphrase Dean Wormer: annoyed, angry, and pissed off is no way to go through life. I found myself with no patience for other marketing bloggers and quick to snap at anyone. I didn't want that to come out in my writing and I didn't want that unhealthiness in my life. (I'm calmer now...not sure why.)
  5. On the internet, no one can hear you blog: Let's face it: one guy not blogging isn't front-page news. Most of my traffic is from search engines and I don't have a cult following (I don't lose sleep about this, trust me). Anyway, I figured if I needed a break, few tears would be shed.

This is all to say...I'm back!

What's this mean for you? Well, I hope you'll subscribe to the blog. Don't forget to also subscribe to the podcast in iTunes (search for OnlineMarketerBlog) or click the button at the top of the center column.

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I will be back with more blog posts, including some cool book reviews and maybe a couple of video podcasts. I hope you'll stick around.

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