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The Exile's Return or, Still Waters Run Bleachers
Merlin Mann | Nov 12 2008
MeFi user, Gerard Sorme, asked a good question over on Ask Metafilter:
If you've been wondering where the new posts are, that's the whole story, right there. I'm still here, but I'm just not here quite yet. But, I expect to be. Soon, probably. (Maybe next week or so?)
The recovering blogger part of me gets antsy when I see how long it's been since I've written something new for this space, but, candidly, that's one of the many reasons I hope folks will join me in starting to see 43 Folders as something other than "a blog," in the typical sense of the word. (I suppose that's easy enough if it's never updated, amirite? High five!)
Thing is, in addition to my doing lots of speaking work, this has turned into something of a rebuilding quarter for me. So, I'm doing a lot of things in other parts of my life that wouldn't be appropriate for the front page of this site.
Putting ducks in rows. Reading. Setting up my first office. Helping family and friends. Signing lots of forms. Writing large checks. Learning how adults run an actual business. Reading some more. Staring and thinking. Watching my daughter learn to walk while talking to a saltine. And, one of my favorite new skills: learning to evaluate (then mostly ignore) any impulse that presses me to publish something here before my brain's done thinking about it. In my opinion, that's a luxury I must figure out how to afford for the rest of my life.
Anyhow. I'll be back very soon. But, in the mean time, there's always:
I know there are lots of words that you can read out there every morning, so, on those future mornings when I have a few new words to share with you, I hope you'll find them worthy of the wait. No promises. But, in any case, thanks for asking. And thanks, as ever, for the time and attention. See you sooner than later.
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