All in the Same Boat
As you all know, I have been blogging much less for a month or so. I attempted to check in occasionally with many of you, just so you know I am alive and well and living in St. Augustine.
One must practice what he preaches. I have been struggling with some business issues lately, particularly since there were some unexpected delays I encountered with respect to the release of my latest book. These delays necessitated the cancellation of several marketing events I was counting on, and pushed back other priorities in my life until I was able to overcome my problems.
As I have stated many times over the last two blogging years, I have learned to spend 5% of my time on problems and 95% on solutions. Thus, I pushed off several things I enjoy immensely, such as blogging, so as to focus on my situation.
Today, the delay has ended! My latest publication has been released, and is listed with Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and other retail establishments, and I am one happy camper. I am still busy with so many things to which I over-committed, but the big pressure is off.
What I have learned is that while I was so focused on solving my personal problems, so many of my fellow bloggers have been experiencing downtime of their own. I received many e-mails from my online friends who expressed apologies of their own for not blogging as much as they would like to have done. I guess we all feel a sense of commitment to each other in the blogging world, and we do not wish to slight our friends in any way.
I am just thrilled to have so many blogging friends and I do recognize that we all go through ups and downs. I smiled all the way through, and I hope you did the same. I believe I am back in the groove now, and if there is anything I can do to help any of you through your difficult times – even if only a kind, positive word – let me know.
Thanks for sticking with me.