You may have noticed that there was no link up published last week nor have there been any Social Media Blast posts for the past two weeks. Let be first reassure you that all is well. My brief silence is not a signal of any trouble other than a shortness of time.
My recovery has gone remarkably smoothly. If it wasn’t for the scars, I feel pretty much like my prior self and I would hardly know that I’d had major surgery a little over six weeks. Among my fears before the big event was that I might come through the experience with some diminishment in my physical abilities but that hasn’t been the case [excuse me while I knock on some wood].
The “excused from work” recovery time for this type of surgery is typically six weeks but by my choice, I went back to work a week earlier than that (with clearance from my doctor). I wasn’t quite back to 100% but I knew that I would mostly be at my desk, however, I still was a little wrung out by the end of the first day. Everyone was happy to see me back in the office so that helped to buoy my spirits. I also worked only three days that week since my first day back was Tuesday and I took Friday off on vacation.
Even so by the end of that first week, I was more than a bit tired and hadn’t come up with a color combination to feature in the post (theme for the 3rd Saturday of the month). I tried throwing something together but it didn’t turn out well. Lacking the energy to come up with anything else, I decided to just let it go.
As for the Social Media Blast collaboration, it appears that it has come to an end. Despite the efforts of the group to promote the idea of bloggers supporting others in their efforts to grow their social media followings, the level of participation in the link ups had stagnated. For the time being, Social Media Blast is on hiatus but that doesn’t mean that we’ve stopped supporting the cause. #bloggerssupportingbloggers
Besides getting caught up at work, I’ve been using these past two weeks to plan and set up a schedule for future blog posts. Prior to my surgery, I had worked up a schedule that went through to the end of July and I’d been winging it since. I’m very excited about the schedule and topics I have mapped out for the next four months. I’ve got some new stuff to share that I’ll be rolling out in the next few weeks as well.
This week’s link up will be out on Saturday. I do hope that you’ll stop by to read, comment, and of course, join the party.
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