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unexcused absences.

May 18, 2011

Blogging is hard.  Quality blogging is even harder.  But it is definitely something I think is really good for me. This post does a nice job of discussing the merits of blogging…although it’s specifically regarding development blogging I’m sure you can see how it might translate to whatever your chosen job or activities. If it’s not already obvious, Sam and I are both quality people…not in the sense that we’re “good” people (though I like to think we are), but in the sense that we think very highly of quality…particularly over quantity.  We would like to be blogging more, that is for certain.  But not if it means throwing up crap, or filler.  And not throwing up that sort of stuff necessitates a greater time commitment.  And at the moment we both have time to commit to it only in small doses…more like moments.  I have a notebook full of ideas that come to me in moments…I just haven’t had the chunk of time to sit down and address them properly, to put them into some sort of cohesive, written format.  Also, as beneficial as blogging is, to me personally, both as a writer and inasmuch as it forces me to go out and read more and learn more…I’m mostly reading and taking information in at the moment, leaving very little time to tell you guys about it all.  We’re also a couple of months in to having this blog going and we’re in the process of refining our mission statement and that’s taking a certain amount of time away from posting.  But I think it will be of great benefit in the long run. So for the past couple of days I’ve been in transit to a camp outside of Estes Park, CO where I will be working for the summer (where it has currently been snowing fairly hard for the last fourteen hours and has been hovering just barely above freezing). This is not an excuse for my absence, it does not justify it, but it is the reason I have been absent…for whatever that is worth. I had high hopes for my ability to post regularly throughout the summer…but those hopes have been squashed. I am apparently not that awesome and/or productive. So I’m apologizing in advance for my sporadic appearances here for the next few summers…I hope you don’t take it personally because it isn’t. Anyway, there is definitely a few posts in the hopper which I’m pretty excited for…one in particular from a guest blogger which I hope you will find awesome in both it’s overall general awesomeness and it’s didactic-ness. I would post it now but wordpress is being wonky so, you will just have to wait. Cheers.

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