Some writers plan out all their blog posts well in advance, creating a schedule of topics. The calendar might include a month’s worth or more of diverse subjects with which they can engage, inform, and entertain subscribers. 

And then there’s me.

I’m only half-serious. While I’ve been known to fly by the seat of my pants, I’ve done a bit of both. Truth be told, I get a little bored if I have a schedule already mapped out. I know the minute I sit down, I’ll be hemmed in by a pre-planned topic.

 

An Obvious Pattern

This week’s post (and the past few weeks) is seat-of-my-pants—mainly because I’ve noticed a pattern in the blog this year.

In April, I wrote a post called Closed for Maintenance: Me. The following month featured an entry entitled You Deserve a Break Today. (Wasn’t that a McDonald’s commercial in the 80s?) That post was as much about how I need a break as you and everyone else do.

In my 4th of July post, I mentioned the “staycation” my wife and I took that weekend. And Labor Day was about…taking the day off.

See the pattern?

 

Temporary Time Off

So it was with great trepidation that I sat down today to write the following words:

I’m taking a little break.

I know I have subscribers. Some have even asked me for the link to subscribe to this blog. But the bottom line is that I work as a writer for a living, and I don’t have advertisers. This blog is free for you, dear reader, and free for me, too. I don’t get paid to do it.

All this to say that I’m backing off from my weekly commitment to new posts. I’m taking a little time off with my wife soon, and I don’t plan to post during that time. Yes, it will be a real vacation, not a working one.

As always, thanks for stopping by. And if you come by in a week or a month, and don’t see anything new, have no fear. In the words of the immortal Arnold Schwarzenegger, “I’ll be back.”

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