Monday, July 4, 2016

Sometimes You Have to Step Back Before You Can Move Forward.

This blog has been quiet for about three weeks. I just had to step back before I could move forward.

A Monopoly chance card telling a player to take a few steps back.
Just like in the game of Monopoly, life sometimes forces us to take a few steps backward before we can move forward.

Since my last blog post, my days have been filled with graduation celebrations, various home projects, vacation planning, dealing with a car repair, and a trip to Canada to be with a family member during and after his surgery. Instead of blogging, my recent free time has been spent doing some on-line course work and listening to some writing/blogging on-line seminars. Despite not publishing anything recently, I have been getting some new ideas for posts and ways to make some improvements to this blog. I hope you will stay tuned!

I'm excited to announce that a previous post of mine has been published today on another website.  It first appeared here, but now my article about blog buttons can be found on Beyond Your Blog, retitled there as "How-To Tips For Blog Buttons."  Even if you read the original version, I encourage you to visit the Beyond Your Blog website and see the wealth of information it offers to writers and bloggers. In fact, I recently completed their e-course Submission Savvy and learned a lot from it.  I feel honored that my article was worthy of being published on that site.

For the remainder of the summer, my blog post publishing schedule may remain sporadic, but  hopefully a little more frequent than over the past month.

Today is American Independence Day and Friday was Canada's 149th birthday.  Happy July 4th to all of my American readers and a belated Happy Canada Day to all Canadians! As we celebrate these milestones, current events remind us that our world is still far from perfect.

I truly hope that someday we will all celebrate an International holiday marking an annual celebration of worldwide peace.

Did you do anything fun this past weekend?

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  1. Welcome back.
    And yes, an international day of peace would be wonderful.

  2. So glad to see you! Congrats on getting published on Beyond Your Blog - heading over to check it out!

  3. So exciting to be picked up by another blog!
    I've missed you. Life just gets too busy at times!

  4. lovely to see you back on deck (even if it's sporadic) and to be guest posting and having so many other interesting things happening - really happy for you x

  5. Oh, Susan, I am delighted for you! And do hope that your relative is back on his feet and thriving.
    I was in LA over July the 4th and absolutely gobsmacked that the fireworks went on and on and on from 5:00 PM to midnight. You guys sure know how to celebrate.


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