Sunday, April 22, 2012
|A digital stock image from my new photography business, |
Cyberpenguin Studios. (All rights reserved.)
There's been so much going on lately! For the last several months, I 've been hard at work, entrenched in book writing and other projects, so that's why you haven't heard from me in a while. :) In addition to these projects, I've just recently started yet another new business, Cyberpenguin Studios, (yes, that makes a total of four businesses thus far), as a commercial portal for my digital stock photography. Things are just a tad bit busy to say the least. ;)
As mentioned in a previous post, I've now also taken on a relatively "new" role as a contributing writer on sports nutrition topics at my friend Mauricio's excellent blog, Triathlon at 55. Not too long ago, I posted an article there entitled, Healthy Eating: Some Tips for Staying on Track & Strengthening Your Resolve :). It's taken me a while to find the time to post there (or really anywhere!), but somehow I finally managed to do it. :)
As some of you might know, my general blogging 'policy' is to only blog when I feel I have something of substance to say. I don't believe in writing fluff posts, and would rather wait a while to post than post something of little consequence. Sure, that's probably cost me some readers, and I can understand why, but frankly, writing isn't something that can be cajoled or forced. So, in order to write something worth sharing with others, the impetus for writing blog posts of this nature essentially can't be external or artificial. As a blogger, once you start feeling beholden to others or succumb to implicit pressures (i.e., feeling like you "have to blog or else you'll lose readers") as a reason or motivation for blogging, it's probably best to quit while you're ahead. :) Of course, book-writing is a different beast entirely, as there are usually publisher's deadlines to meet, but that's another subject altogether.
That being said, there are a lot of "blog to-do's" on my list, which I'll hopefully get around to doing sometime in the near future, once I can find more than a few minutes to post. :) I'm not sure if I'd mentioned this previously, but I'd conducted an interview with Dean Karnazes several months ago, and when I get the chance, I'll post the link to that video, along with some reflections of the interview and a review of the MOTOACTV device that he uses in his training. There are also a few other article ideas I've got in store, but for now, I'm only going to mention the one, as that post is priority #1. :)
So, even though I haven't been a regular poster here as of late, thank you to those of you who've stuck around here for the long haul. :) I hope you are all doing well and having a great training season!