It has been nearly a month since my last post. I took a deliberate break for a few reasons.
Some big transitions are in the works.
My wife started her new career as a special education teacher. We are moving to be closer to our work as well and the one thing that has really required me to walk away from the blog most is my team at Soma Games is launching a new game called Wind Up Robots.
For a couple of days, I struggled with not posting. A year ago after reading Gary Vaynerchuk‘s Crush It I decided to make the goal of posting consistently for a year. Then after a year, I would decide if this blog was something I wanted to continue. October was the anniversary of that goal and I am even more passionate about this blog than I was a year ago. I have a long list of posts I still want to write.
The last reason I took a break was I was feeling a bit burned out. I needed to step back and reassess my own communication. In my last post, I wrote that I was planning to do an audit. Here is what I found. Like before I realized that I needed to engage with those in my inner circle. They are the ones I turn to most for many reasons. Because of busyness and the general blessings of an ever-widening tribe, I had begun to lose connection with the core people in my life.
In order to reconnect I got out my toolbox and found some ways to make sure I know what that inner circle is doing. I started reading their blogs again. I kept up on their social media updates before I read anything else. I will post in detail how I did that but the main thing I continually learn is that to grow and sustain a community both online and in the real world, we need to invest, engage and participate.
Next week I will begin regular posting. Have a great Thanksgiving.