We Have No Secrets – or do we?

I’ve spent the past 30 days trying to decide how to resume blogging after a long, unintended absence.  Being an open and straightforward person, I considered a highly personal “here’s what went wrong” post.  Since I am also an apologist, I was certainly going to include profuse offers of regret, and promise to never let it happen again.  Another consideration was to post as if I hadn’t been gone at all.  Or maybe just say “I’m back” and drop it.  What to do, what to do?

Finally, I consulted the best expert I know – my daughter Amy.  Being a professional writer and long-time blogger, she is highly qualified to advise me.  I know she has my back.

My daughter pointed me toward some resources, and advised me that there are a whole lot of blogs out there that are apologizing for not blogging. In fact, blogs that resume after extended absences generally follow one of the formats I’d already considered: explanation, apology, or acknowledgment only.  Good information, but not the kind of “do this” kick-in-the-butt that I was looking for.

Finally, while listening to one of my old albums, I made my decision.  I’ve been gone, and now I’m back.  I’m not going to explain, because Carly Simon told me not to. :-)

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4 thoughts on “We Have No Secrets – or do we?”

  1. Yes! Welcome back! And I appreciate that you trust my counsel.

    I would like to take this opportunity to put in yet another plug for Mad Men. This current season has been exploring the idea of work-life balance – and whether it’s even possible to have a life outside of work, or vice versa. And of course, a number of characters make questionable and drama-inducing choices that really blur those boundaries. It would be realllllyyy interesting from an HR perspective …

  2. I appreciate everything you say and do!

    I would like to start watching Mad Men at Season 1. Unfortunately, Netflix has been unable to send it; my queue indicates “A Very Long Wait” for this. Starting to watch it midway through the current season (the 4th?) seems unproductive.

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