Back From My Blogging Sabbatical

If you check this blog often, you probably noticed that I haven’t posted in well over a month. That’s the longest break I’ve taken from blogging since I started this blog in May of 2007. The goods news is I’m officially back from my sabbatical and have a bunch of ideas for upcoming blog posts.

Why The Break?

For the most part, I just needed to spend some time away from my blog. I also disappeared from Twitter and Facebook, which improved my productivity more than you could ever imagine. I realized how much time I spent on those sites and the very little return I saw from them.

During the sabbatical, I managed to take a few trips including a super long drive to Wisconsin and back. Making that drive by myself ended up being far more difficult than I anticipated. I made it there just fine with only a few hours of sleep at a rest stop, but the lack of sleep caught up with me when it was time to make the drive back. I ended up having to crash at a hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, a city I was not impressed with.

My girlfriend and I also went and checked out Jacksonville and Orlando. Jacksonville Beach was pretty cool, but I much prefer the beaches on the Gulf Coast, since the water and sand are much nicer looking. However, the Gulf is currently the same temperature as the air (possibly warmer?), which makes it feel a lot like a hot tub.

Besides traveling, I also grew the longest beard I have had to date.  I’ll most likely be blogging about once it gets to the length I’m shooting for and will compare it to my previous mustache experience. So far, I’m liking it a lot more than the mustache, since I feel less creepy. However, that could easily change if I don’t trim it soon.

Last but not least…

I also managed to finish the ebook I’ve been working on for over a year! A couple of you have already read it and I am now putting the finishing touches on it.

What’s it about? It’s all about ditching the cubicle and using the power of the internet to make a living. Don’t worry, it’s nothing like the “get rich quick” schemes or the “make $10,000 on autopilot” books. Instead, it’s a practical guide based on everything I’ve tried, learned, and experienced on my own journey from a cubicle slave to a digital nomad.

I’ll be posting more details once I have it finalized, so stay tuned for updates!

(Photo: andreweick)

One thought on “Back From My Blogging Sabbatical

  1. Alix

    Great to have you back, Justin. You were kind enough to send me a few tips about transitioning “away from the cubicle” along with your ebook. Your advice was very helpful and my plan is set. Can’t wait for more!


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