This blog has been a great release for me over the past few years and I’m happy I got back into blogging. It’s hard to believe that it was December 2009 when I dusted off the keyboard with a fresh enthusiasm for blogging. Fast forward to today, and I think it’s time to take another break / press the pause button. Our company continues to grow and I feel the focus more time and attention on our customers, product, and content partnerships and kill of anything that’s in the way (personal blogging included). We’ve got a 6 month old baby girl at home that’s brought so much love and joy into our lives. From time to time this blog has felt like a great release. At other times, it’s felt like a distraction from things that are much more important.
I don’t know if it’s something about the new year or what, but lately there has certainly been noticeable a seachange in my digital life. The stream (i.e Facebook, Twitter, etc.) feels like a burden. While I do continue to post on social media outlets from time to time, it’s much more sparingly than in the past and what’s become almost totally un-existent is my own attention to the stream. Meaning, if we’re connected to one another on one of these platforms, whether it be as a friend or follower, I’m really not paying much attention to what’s being posted and maybe you’re not either? I know that there’s meaningful content in the stream, but lately it just feels like such a task (as opposed to a pleasure) to check and keep up with. The latest Twitter for iPhone app is a total piece of garbage, and certainly doesn’t help the cause. I just find it much more pleasurable to digest the latest news and opinions via RSS through Google Reader, which I feel is still the easiest way for me to consume long form news content (sorry Flipboard fans).
So long story short here, I’m taking a break from blogging and “the stream” to focus more on company and family. The hiatus could last a week, or it it could be a year…I really don’t know. In the meantime, I’ve left some links to the most popular posts here (in terms of Facebook likes and Retweets) from the past few years: