That’s right. After quite some time away, I am back.

I will be honest, I kind of lost interest in this site for a long time.

Why?

The answer is simple, My life has been unbelievable busy these last six months or so, and it just was not feasible for me to keep up with a blogging schedule. My head was so filled with work problems, issues, and stress that I could not think of a post to write. You could have put a gun to my head and demanded I write something, and all that would have happened would have been my brains would have gotten some fresh air for the first time in thirty years.

Coupled with my lack of time, I found an increasing lack of motivation for the site. After three years, the growth of alexlaybourne.com had all but stopped. I think 90% of my followers were, and still are, spammers, and my posts were getting an average of maybe 10 views maybe 15 on a good day, and my comments were close to zero. All in all, I was rather discouraged. Especially when I saw the traffic other blogs were getting. In short, I allowed it all to get on top of me, and I needed to take a break.

At this point in time, I am not sure what I am going to write about. I want this site to be about more than me just churning out promotional posts for my own books. I am thinking of playing on the aspect of being a horror writer raising four children, maybe something like “Horror Dad Writes….” as a weekly post or something of that ilk.

In any case, I am back from my venture into darkness, and ready to give it all another good crack.

 

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5 thoughts on “I am Back… again

  1. Welcome back. I love your idea of a dad diary. If nothing else, it’d help get some creative juices flowing. BTW, your title had helped Eminem’s Without Me stuck in my head. You’re lucky I like that song. lol

  2. Glad you’re back. I know the feeling of being overwhelmed. My laptop died; I didn’t lose interest in you, FYI.I am looking forward to reading your posts.

  3. Welcome back! I’m sort of a passive follower, but I always love seeing bloggers return from the…dooming stressors of life. 🙂 I feel you on being overwhelmed with life. My own motivation has dwindled due to personal life stressors, although I’m really trying to get back to it.

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