By Mike Steffanos
I knew it had been a while since I last posted, but when I noticed it's been 10 days since the last time I posted, I understood why I've been receiving e-mails from some readers wondering if I dropped off the planet.
When I started this blog 2-1/2 years ago, it was partly as therapy for some fairly drastic problems I was experiencing as a result of chronic Lyme disease. Although I was pretty sick, I had lots of time on my hands back then. I wasn't able to work for long periods of time without lying down, and it was often while lying down that I would jot down some notes for something that I wanted to write about.
I've made some progress in my recovery since then. Particularly in this past year, I have gotten back to working full time. It feels good to be pulling my weight again financially, but it's cut down my free time drastically. Even when I do have some time, I'm pretty tired. Spending an extra hour or two on the computer writing something for the blog just hasn't been in the cards. Not to mention that, as a first-time homeowner, some of that precious free time goes into taking care of new responsibilities.
I thought about giving this blog up a while back, but I find I still have things I want to say -- even if I lack the time right now to say them. I talked to a guy who quit blogging not very long ago, and the advice that he gave me was that as long as you still have something to say it's not yet time to pack it in.
I think things are going to be fairly crazy with my time for a few more months at least, and I know I'm just not going to be able to write as much as I want to. At times there may be other long absences like this one. Maybe in the end I won't be able to put enough time into this blog to justify keeping it going, but I'm going to try. When I actually find a little free time there is nothing I enjoy more than the interaction with the readers and my fellow bloggers. Maybe I'll even get a little more of my old energy back and that will make it all a little easier.
I started writing something last week about the Mitchell Report, and I'll get that up this week. If you've e-mailed me and haven't heard back, I promise to get back to you as soon as I can find the time. I appreciate your patience, and your support of this site.