I’ve had enough of blogging and I’m quitting… for a couple of weeks.
Sorry – I couldn’t resist a little link whoring of my own.
Yes it’s time for me to say farewell and to wish you all a Happy Christmas (substitute with the Holiday of the Season of your choice).
It’s Christmas Day here in Australia already and today I’ll be spending breakfast, lunch and dinner with three different parts of our extended family. It’s expected to be a warm day (mid 20’s – that’s Celsius) and the day will involve quite a bit of time outside having BBQ’s and maybe even swimming (the mother-in-law’s house has a pool). I know the idea of a summer Christmas freaks a few readers here out – but I find it hard to imagine Christmas any other way.
Tomorrow (Boxing Day – another thing that I know some of you don’t have where you live either) V and I take off for some time away in Queensland (two states north of where I live) for some time on the coast. Our time there will involve lots of doing nothing.
I’m picturing lots of lazing by a pool, in bed, on a beach and anywhere else I can get horizontal with a book.
Speaking of books – I’m going to use the time to do a fair bit of reading. In addition to taking three novels I’m also taking Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (which has been sitting on my bedside table for close to six months) and a book Yaro recommended to me yesterday by Richard Koch called The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Success by Achieving More with Less (something it might be nice to know how to do).
While I’m gone ProBlogger will continue to run – in fact it could be even better than when I’m here because I’ve just uploaded over 20 posts which will go live over the next two weeks. The posts are mainly written by readers of this blog (with 2 or 3 from me). When I asked for submissions for these posts I did so with a little fear and trembling (I didn’t want to have to reject anyone) but as it’s turned out I’m really happy with the quality and variety of what has been submitted.
While there are a few I would never have thought to write (or had the ability to write) they cover some great topics and are sure to spark some interesting discussions. Interestingly a number of the posts are pitched at the ‘beginner blogger’ – something I’ve been asked to write on quite a bit recently. While I won’t be here to moderate the discussions I trust that everyone will be supportive of those who have submitted pieces and will get along nicely.
I’ll be back on deck and blogging on Monday 9 January. I hope the next two weeks are everything they can be for you. Thanks for your support this year (I’ll leave the reflections on the year to a post I’ve set to go off on New Years Eve) and have a save and happy time over the next couple of weeks.