As some of you will have noticed, I’ve been gone for almost three weeks. A nice long breather. But now I’m back!
For those who are interested, the first twelve days of this hiatus were spent on a family vacation where my wife’s one rule was no social media by anyone in the family. A rule I supported by cutting myself off from everything (including the blog).
Mainly, this was to stop my sons from spending every minute on instagram, twitch, and whatever other social media they use from day to day, but honestly my wife gets sick of me spending so much time in front of the computer screen — especially on vacations. So this rule was to force all of us to focus only on the family.
I have to admit I had withdrawals from social media and blogging. The first couple days were difficult, as I desperately wanted to check my phone or pull out the laptop to share my thoughts about a book, movie, or whatnot. My wife wouldn’t have it though, holding me to my promise.
After I finally grew accustom to not being connected, I really liked it. The time just sitting around talking, playing board games, taking hikes in the mountains, and watching movies with my whole family was a breath of fresh air. So once the vaca ended and I returned home I found it hard to want to reconnect.
Eventually though I grew to miss my time blogging. The other social media stuff I can’t say I’ve missed (especially Twitter), but spending time talking with my online buddies about books was something I can’t replace.
So, anyway, expect the usual activity on the blog to begin tomorrow. A return to the exciting, boring, and helpful stuff we try to post here on Bookwraiths. Can’t wait to talk to all of you again!