Ever since the Lamley Blog became more than just a place for me to post some photos, I have figured it was a quick stop for each of you in the morning or evening, just to see what I might be featuring. Nothing more, nothing less. I have always appreciated that it has become something many of you visit on a daily basis.
What I never expect is to hear from a lot of you when I don’t post something. And yeah, I have been hearing from quite a few of you the last couple of weeks. It is pretty obvious I haven’t posted much to the blog lately. I’d like to tell you I took a vacation, or my real job took over, or something in life took me away. In each case, yes. To a certain extent.
It is a little more simple. I burned out. I badly needed a break. Cars are cool, but so is so much more. I needed evenings to sit and have a drink with my wife and friends, with no thought of what I would write about later. I essentially needed time where I didn’t think about the blog at all. So I spent some time here and there putting together some videos I needed to do and closed my laptop. I tried to post here and there to make sure folks knew I was still alive, and took many nights off.
This blog has become a thing. It is a way to keep this collector gene I have under control. It makes the time I spend on my collection productive. I especially enjoy the writing portion of it, as well as the photography. Of course I have moved to doing videos, which has been enjoyable as well. I have created a system that allows me to keep the blog and channel consistent with new content without dominating my free time. And I still enjoy doing it.
But this break wasn’t a time thing, it was a brain thing. I just didn’t want to think about it. Stepping away was a good thing. I wanted to see if I missed it, and if I should continue doing it. The answer after a couple of weeks essentially away? Yeah, I should continue. There is just too much cool stuff out there, and I love showing it, writing about it, and talking about it.
One thing I will change moving forward: I need to go back to photo features. I miss them. I know you do too. So while I might not be able to do photo features every day, I promise to give you a few well-thought out features every week. The Channel will continue to be a great place to showcase new products and some portions of my collection, and that obviously spills into the blog, but I will try and do more accompanying photo features.
So I hope you keep coming to the blog. And definitely subscribe to the Channel. I have a lot of cool stuff to show. And a refreshed desire to do it.
Ultimately, you don’t need to give a flying flip about me or this whiny post. or this blog and where it has been or where it is going. It is my labor of love so I can do all the worrying. I just hope you keep visiting and reading, wherever and whenever you typically visit.