It's no mystery that I've been missing in action for the last week. In short, the week has been absolute insanity. Aside from a few medical things that dominated my early week, anyone who happens to know that I live in Southern California might have realized a little of what we've been dealing with over here. If you don't, a couple of my favorite highlights are that California decided to just BE ON FIRE and we've had multiple fires raging out of control all around us. More than a few people have been sick from smoke inhalation and raining ash. Not only that, we're literally having planes fall from the sky. I ended up having a plane crash literally a couple hundred yards from where I work on Friday and making even more of a mess of an already out of control week. I'm just happy that, from the last time I checked, the pilot and passenger were okay.
So, with that silliness aside and with a sense of calm starting to settle on all of the above, I return fresh and ready to go.
But, for the changes, this silence made me realize a few things. First and foremost, I should probably utilize the tools that I have available more effectively. I realized that I have a social media platform that I originally utilized just to share blog posts. As such, it's gone largely ignored since I've started trying to pre-write and schedule different posts. That should change.
Moving forward, I intent to utilize our Facebook and Tumblr pages more effectively to create simple but regular posts. Maybe sharing content or minor thoughts or, and here's the important one, updates like this (instead of creating 'excuse' posts on the blog). In short, these will be light hearted content or links to other pages/content along with news updates. Additionally, since I've only just been informed of the fact that Twitter is the BIGGEST social media platform (I honestly thought it was Facebook), I've added a Twitter account to the mix. You can find it here (https://twitter.com/RBPublishingTWT).
As always, I intend to create and schedule more content so I have a buffer for failures like this. As always, I'm simply defeated by the raw facts of life as I try to juggle more than I can bite off and chew.
Is what it is.
However! I will be posting the next part of Survivors tomorrow. From there, we should return to our regular every-other-day schedule and get back on track. I thank you all for rolling with the punches and would like to encourage you to check out the three previously mentioned social media platforms in the mean time as I should start updating those shortly.
I hope you all have a wonderful day.