Time To Get Back On The Horse

Time To Get Back On The Horse

By TSM

Greetings and salutations from 35,000 feet just above Fargo (Yeah…..Marge) ND.

It’s been a while since I’ve written and after much weighted reflection I’ve decided it’s time to get back on the horse.

Many of you have emailed me asking where I’ve gone in that I really haven’t written in a VERY long time.

MIB has been the lone contributor for a while now and I guess I should come clean and explain.

Two things really and to an extent they are intertwined.

First, life has been busy. Too busy. A new(ish) job that has me working around the clock and two kids, both playing hockey and being of the age where they actually need focused attention has dramatically reduced the ME time I have always been afforded.

That’s not an excuse but the reality of my world.

If you follow me on twitter you can figure out my routine pretty easily.

I am driving to work some time between 7 and 8:45 each morning.

I am there, each day and every day until at least 6-7.

Nights are at a hockey rink or doing homework and then well, it’s 11pm before I get around to doing work.

I know, cry me a river right????????

The second point is that to be honest, I started to get a little pissed off at some of the comments both here on the site and in my email box. I’ve been at this for several years now and do it for fun. It’s never been about anything more than that. It’s certainly not my day job and I don’t think I owe anyone anything.

Those who came to visit and comment did so, I always assumed because they enjoyed (or in some cases hated) what I had to say.

I was really caught off guard by the suddenly louder drumbeats complaining that I wasn’t writing enough. I just didn’t quite get the rationale that I owed anyone anything.

So… When you combine the lack of time plus the lack of motivation given the feedback, I’ve gone into hiding.

So, I am done with that now and I am back to write.

I make no promises.

When I started this little site I promised myself I would give an update every day. That’s where the lineups came in to help.

So, I will make myself the same promise and strive to write something every day.

Maybe it will be TSM related. Maybe it wont. Maybe you will read it. Maybe you won’t.

I’m good with that.

I hope you are too.

Happy Wednesday night to you from Bismark ND….

TSM

COMMENTS

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    Shawn 5 years ago

    Glad to have you back

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    Welcome Back. MIB’s Saturday column is appointment reading. Whatever you pay him, he deserves a big raise.

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    I love the material that appears on the site. In terms of comments, people will write passionately, good and bad about anything these days. Look on travel sites for example. Look at it this way, people come to your site because they like it and are passionately looking for updated material. So look at it as a positive thing rather than negative. But yeah…your time is your time. And just do what you can. Keep up the great work.

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    Jacob 5 years ago

    I love this site. So more content, the better.

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    Antonio 5 years ago

    TSM,

    You should take the bitching and complaining from some of the commenters as a compliment. If they didn’t enjoy your blog, they would have just gone elsewhere.

    Anyway, good to have you back.

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    billybob 5 years ago

    This post is so “blogger.” Can dish it out,can’t take it.

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

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    Trevor 5 years ago

    I love your website, especially MIB’s column on the weekend. It has become the first priority for my weekend reading to get caught up on what I missed throughout the week.

    I understand life is busy, but agree with Antonio, you should take the good and the bad as a compliment to the great work you do here!