Posted on | April 25, 2011 | 4 Comments
Since January of 2006, every week, without fail, I’ve published the State of the Brand. The blog software I use says that translates to 295 consecutive posts over almost five and a half years. (Okay, I did have a guest writer once, but I still think it has been a pretty good run).
Some articles I am very proud of, and more than I’d like to admit now make me cringe. But above all that, I’ve been most proud of not missing a beat. I’ve very much appreciated the kind comments and encouragement along the way – they help me shake off the sometimes-deserved, sometimes-not ugly criticism that’s part of playing this game.
There’s no specific reason for a break now other than I need to focus on finishing up the coursework for my MA at the University of Minnesota. A little recharge on the creative blogging front won’t hurt either. I’m not exactly sure when I’ll resume, but it won’t be before June 15 when I present to my degree review committee.
In the meantime, now’s the time for suggestions and critique. For most articles, I don’t receive much feedback. That’s okay of course, but it doesn’t really tell me what’s appreciated or what you’d like me to write about. Over the years, I’ve primarily used this column as a way for me to make sense of my world. Along the way, maybe it’s helped you too. But I get the sense now that it may be time to rethink it.
So you tell me. Should I write less, more often? More, more often? More in-depth and less often? Should I let others tell the story for a while?
For the next six-seven weeks, I’ll (finally) shut up and listen.