6 Problems with Being an Infrequent Blogger

by Ken Mueller on January 11, 2015 · 1 comment

 A version of this post was originally published in April 2013. I’m republishing it here and now because I’ve been feeling guilty about my lack of activity here, particularly as I start teaching again this week. I need to be a better example to my students, and I also need to practice what I preach. So this is a reminder for me to get back into the game. I read this, and I wince. Oh, I do blog regularly, just not here. My blogging is more for others, including my full-time gig at Tellus360. So if you’ve gotten in the same blogging rut I have, this is for you. And me. Oh, and I’m back.

6 Problems with Being an Infrequent BloggerI’m an infrequent runner. Sometimes I’ll run if I have to chase down a paper that blew out of my hand. Or to chase down Shadow when he gets away from me. Or perhaps I’m late to get somewhere, so I’ll do this kinda run/kinda fast walk thing. But I call it running. It makes me feel more…athletic.

But, no. I’m not a runner. At all. I’ve tried, and I can’t get into it. Sure, I’d be better off in some ways if I ran. But I also know I would pay for it in the knees.

I have friends who are running addicts. It takes time to get to that point. You have to work your way into it, but once you do, it becomes a regular part of your routine. In fact, if a runner doesn’t run, they get agitated. Missing one day bothers them. As a result, they run in the cold, they run in the rain, and they run in the excessive heat. It’s what they do.

People run for a variety of reasons. Often they start out of a desire (or need) to lose weight and get healthier. Often it’s at the advice of a doctor. But at some point it kicks in and they enjoy it.. It becomes necessary for them. [click to continue…]

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The Final Social Life of Frank & Linh: Converse

by Ken Mueller on December 28, 2014 · 1 comment

FnL250-Converse

Well, this is it. After providing us with laughs and insights from an internet cafe, The Social Life of Frank & Linh is moving on. Jeff Burkholder has been doing this comic for several years, and he has decided to close down the cafe and move on. I’d like to thank Jeff for stepping in and creating and providing this comic every Sunday. Jeff is a good friend, and even as I have neglected my blog here, he’s been consistent and faithful, to the point where lately he has posted more than I have!

When Jeff told me he was ready to wind Frank & Linh down at the end of 2014, I realized it came at a good time. 2014 was an odd year for me here, and as 2015 approaches, I have to decide how I’m going to approach this blog. I don’t have any answers, but stay tuned! I’m still teaching at two colleges, and still the Director of Marketing & Communications for Tellus360, and I have plenty of experiences and lessons I’d love to relate here. And I’m still doing a bit of consulting and speaking on the side. That all gives me plenty of fodder for content here. Plus, I have some great content from my students that I hope to share here as well.

Thank you, Jeff for all you have done for me here, and thank you for letting me have Frank & Linh for as long as you did..

If you want to continue following Jeff, head on over to his main comic these days, The Ouro Bros. & the Neverending Tour, which he creates weekly with our mutual friend Jeremy Bentley.

 

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