I'm glad to announce that the funk has given way to a brighter, lighter me.
Time for the era of no obligation and no rules blogging.
In my absence I looked back over several posts and realized how many times I said something similar to, "Sorry I haven't posted lately" or "Sorry I haven't been by your site to read lately". The sentiment was sincere in each case, but I came to realize that I was starting to blog out of some sort of feeling of obligation rather than for the pure joy of it. This more than any other reason, led to burn out.
So how do I avoid falling into that cycle again? Simple. I will post here or read other blogs when time allows and I feel like it. By no means do I say that in a callous way, just as a statement of how I wish to proceed.
Now, all of that sounds so serious after reading it again, but rest assured, I'm the same old guy beneath it all.
Thanks to you that have commented lately or sent emails with your well wishes. Each and every one of them are appreciated.