Quieting Down

It’s been pretty quiet around here lately, due to the fact that I changed jobs last month and am incredibly busy as a result. Right now, I’m not sure I’ll be able to continue to update this blog with regularity. I’ve enjoyed writing Hold Fast off and on for the last four years. I’m sure that even if I enter a state of blogging hibernation, I’ll end up turning the lights back on in the future. Stay tuned and thanks, as always, for reading.


It feels like this has been a slow week at Hold Fast. While there’s a lot in the news – the BP oil spill, the financial reform bill in the Senate, upcoming primaries in Pennsylvania and Arkansas – there isn’t a whole lot that grabbed me this week to write on. Not sure why that is, but hopefully I’ll be writing more soon…

Time Off

I can sympathize with Josh – taking time off from full-time blogging is hard. Doing work as an online political operative means being connected all the time. There are multiple email accounts I read religiously (I read all my emails, including from list serves, to the best of my ability. It’s something of a neurosis.). I maintain multiple blogs. This past week when I was in Puerto Rico, I was able to really unplug for the first time in about four years. I shut off my email list traffic, I didn’t blog, I didn’t obsess over work emails. And it felt great.

I’m getting back up to speed today, but it’s good to know that I can unplug when I really, really try.