I was so pleased with the comments and reactions to my recent post about routines. I know my friends are absolutely right when they say routines really are essential for most business and professional success. (In retail, keeping always to announced hours is extremely important; customers have to be able to count on a store being open when it is scheduled to be.) Honestly, I consider myself very much blessed to be retired and not have to keep to any set schedule. I also appreciated a friend’s suggestion, in response to another post, that I might not really need to reply to every comment on every post. Yet I continue trying my darnedest to do so.
I seem to have gotten into sort of a routine where I write these posts in the hour or two before 5pm my time, when the server advances to the next calendar date. Some posts, obviously, are better than others. Yesterday, I really struggled to put up that little anniversary post. I did not promote that post and received only one comment. I am still working to catch up on comments, so I probably will not promote this post either. I am hopeful that by tomorrow afternoon I will have gotten caught up on replying to comments and then can hopefully write a meatier post and promote and try to keep the discussions going. It occurred to me that on these days when I am behind in replying to comments and posting such in-substantive posts I am rather like Jerry Seinfeld creating a blog about nothing. On the other hand, Seinfeld’s television show was a huge hit that ran for many, many years. It seems to me I could do a whole lot worse.