Unplugged for the week

escapeThis will likely be the last post for the rest of this week. I’m taking time out and going unplugged. No blogging, little RSS reading, maybe a bit of moblogging, but not much else.

Not even Second Life!

I’ll be checking in from time to time to see how conversations are going. If you post a comment or trackback and you don’t see it appearing, bear with me as first-timers require moderation and I may not get to that in as timely a manner as usual. Same applies to email. (If you do need to get in touch, best bet is phone.)

Back here on the 10th.

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. Tom Keefe

    A coworker was just telling me about his week away in Door County, WI, USA–no cellphone, no radio, no television. Very peaceful, he said. Reading, conversations with townsfolk at the fish boils, watching the sunrise.

    He walked through the local cemetery, and noticed how so many people were long-lived. Maybe partly due to the lower stress levels, he concluded.

    About half-way home, he realized that he could listen to the radio. Heard the news report about North Korea’s missile launches. Welcome back stress!

    “I thought that I should be more in touch with what’s happening in the world” while in Door County, my coworker said. I think that more of us should unplug on occasion and let the world spin without us fretting about it.

    Hope you are well-rested, Neville. Welcome back to the “real” world.

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  3. altyrianview.com

    How Blogging Much Is Too Much?…

    Just read an interesting blog post on Son-of-a-Pitch that references another blog post by Eric Kintz who is the VP, Global Marketing Strategy & Excellence for HP. He offers 10 reasons why we as bloggers shouldn’t post too often.

    Traffic is…

  4. neville

    I did, John, thanks!

    I saw that post on Marketing Profs re post frequency. Just read yours. I agree with you – it’s about content not frequency. It’s also about linking, the connections that ‘good content’ stimulate.

    Hmm, could be the subject of another post…

    Philip and Tom, just realized I didn’t respond to your good wishes. Sorry. And thanks.

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