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Sea Turtle, Packery Channel, Texas

4/17/17

A New Beginning

Adventure Location: Rockport, Tex
The OFM managed to sneak around the Teams and take the computer away and shut the blog down. Then he began to swell up. A very good friend, Tamia, had long ago warned the teams that a writer that does not write will keep swelling from all the words and thoughts piling up inside until the writer just plain old explodes.


With that knowledge in hand the OFM Teams decided an intervention was needed. They figured that the OFM needed to get out of bed and start back to writing before he explodes. He, naturally, was not interested but we kept on “helping”.

Finally it was time for the ultimate motivation tool. Did you know that an electric cattle prod can be a very good motivator?

The upside is that the OFM understands now that it was not necessary to shut down the blog but that a nice vacation is a much better option. He apologizes to all his readers from before for his severe over reaction to some very trying circumstances in his life.

Sometimes it can be hard to remember that the goal is trying to have tooooo much fun.

29 comments:

  1. OH!!! So glad you are back --- I was having OFM Withdrawl !! Keep on Posting

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    1. Thank you. It is nice to be back. Editing pics for the next post right now!

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  2. So very happy that your back! Life without you is no fun at all. Thank you for returning.

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  3. What wonderful news! Glad you're back!

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  4. Hi Barney;

    So glad you are back. Miss you when you are away for more than 24 hours. Lots of road to still cover and we all travel with you thanks to your team and your blog. Safe travels.
    Art

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  5. Blog vacations are nice. I've done the exact same thing you did a couple of times and thought I was finished. I even deleted my blog once but logged back into the account before the date Blogger would have deleted it for good.

    I am mentioning in my post tonight, there is something about blogging that is hard to put your finger on but it's awfully hard to stop.

    Glad your back.

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    1. Thank you. Blogging can be a big chore at times.

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  6. While I love that you blog every day, please, give yourself permission to take days off if that will help. Now that I'm not traveling I post about once a month. Or so. I think I lost a lot of followers but since I mainly write to keep from exploding that's OK with me.

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    1. Forcing the everyday schedule became one of several troubles that hit all at the same time. Thank you.

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  7. Glad you decided to reconsider! Just look at blogging as a hobby, like painting, and if you feel like writing a post, do it. When it becomes a chore, back off like you did. Sometimes a little break helps put things in perspective.

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    1. You are right. I let blogging take over my life and that is wrong. Doing better at keeping my life mine is a new goal for me. Thank you.

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  8. Whatever the reason it is good to have you back. I think we all need a little vacation from writing every once in a while. For one thing, it is difficult to come up with new topics every day and not repeat oneself too often.

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  9. I am currently taking a break but thought I would say how glad I am to see you back.

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  10. Sure am glad you are back. We wouldn't you swell up and explode, that would be a keck of a mess.

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    1. And I would volunteer you to clean it up! he he he

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  11. I'm so glad you are back to blogging. My husband and I really enjoyed your blog. I felt so sorry for myself when you stopped. ha.. I find your blog so down to earth and love all the subjects you wrote about, fishing and the bait you use, your walks, flowers you've come across and even meals you have eaten. We are so easy to please! I'd be happy if you went to a one day a week blog post recapping the previous week! Thanks for coming back to us.

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  12. Don't explode, thank you for sharing about having too much fun,

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  13. Glad you are back. Charlie, Rolling Earthquake

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  14. Missed you and your adventures. Glad you are back!

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  15. It's like this, Barney. Lots of us here consider you a dear friend. We hope you will
    keep on fitting us into your life. You have perked up many a dreary day for me, and, I am sure, for many others. Yes, take a day off when you need to, but, please, don't ever think that your posts don't matter. Because they do. No matter what you talk about. I am glad you did not leave for good!!!!!!

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  16. Glad you took the time off. It is hard to blog every day and I sure don't do it anymore. Of course the main idea my blog was for my traveling. When that stopped I had nothing to write about but boring stuff. So anytime you start feeling like it is getting to complicated just leave it for a few days.
    BTW love the header.

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  17. Glad you and your team are back on line. You were missed.

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  18. Never doubted you would be back OFM. Glad I was right!

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