Thomas Takes a Vacation – The World Does Not End


Just a quick note to let you know that I was out of town for almost a week and am now home in Chicago catching up.  I spent a few days a the SCGS Jamboree in Burbank, California and then headed east to Palm Springs for a few days of vacation.

During this entire time I had little or no Internet connectivity and guess what? My world did not end and it was a good thing.  It gave me time to think through a lot of issues that have come up lately in terms of administering the GeneaBloggers site and also how I approach making money in the genealogy field.

I’ve reached some preliminary conclusions which I’ll share with you over the next few days. Don’t worry – while some will affect how GeneaBloggers is run, especially now that we have maxed out Google Reader with its 2,000 blog limit, some changes will be minor.

And some changes are personal and involve lifestyle changes – all for the better and when I feel comfortable sharing them with you, I will.

I strongly encourage that at least once a year, you take a “total disconnect” vacation as I am calling it.  While I did this unwillingly in the beginning of my absence, by Sunday I was able to take a “let go and let G_d” attitude which has been very peaceful, and surprisingly productive.

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Let’s make this an Open Thread Thursday! What are your thoughts on “disconnecting” – do you find it difficult to do? Do you actually ever disconnect at least once a year? Any tips or advice for someone who feels the need to be totally connected?

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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