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  1. Aaron Stevens
    Aaron Stevens Published |

    Group HUG !!

    A. Stevens

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  2. Justin
    Justin Published |

    You shouldn’t get too close to me. You might catch something. :)

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  3. BoltClock
    BoltClock Published |

    I’m very inexperienced in real life. I think I’ve had way too much of online :P

    But really, if I do need some time off the computer I’ll start my PS2 for a game of Ratchet & Clank. And I’m definitely starting to go out more :D

    It feels great to unwind once in a while, but I’m sure faithful, true readers won’t mind a slight break.

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  4. Armen
    Armen Published |

    Aw man…I totally know where you’re coming from, my friend. I’ve been there. I’ve been at this without getting paid a penny, for almost a year now, and I tell you, it ain’t easy sometimes.

    As much as I hate to admit it, it may be time to think about some way of earning money at this carry on.

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  5. Justin
    Justin Published |

    I miss my XBox 360 on occasion. Living in Korea has made doing anything at home besides being online nearly impossible. It’s just a small room, me, and my computer. I haven’t really thought much about that until you mentioned the PS2. I guess I’ve gotten a little used to not having all my things around, like my movies, books, video games, and such.

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  6. Justin
    Justin Published |

    Oh, I almost missed your comment Armen. Apparently, we were commenting at the same time.

    I’m at least working on a few paid designs now. The Newspaperize, Magtastic, and Visionary themes have opened a few doors for me. I’m not so worried about a substantial or steady income right now. I just want to establish myself as a serious contender in the blogging world.

    I think I might have come off negatively in the post, but this is certainly not the case. Whatever sickness I came down with put me in a not-so-good mood, though I think I’m getting better now. Since I had to remind myself to take a break over the weekend, I figured I’d share with my readers, remind them to take a break too.

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  7. Mike
    Mike Published |

    Hey Justin,

    I just wanted to say I love your Visionary theme and plan on using it shortly…although I think I’ll have some issues to get over as my tabs don’t work…but I saw your solution.

    I think for me, the best way to get away from blogging it to just post something about taking a few days off and then stay away from your computer.

    Read a book, go outside and get the yard fixed up, run some errands, go shopping for a new tshirt or something.

    Try to leave the email and stuff alone…

    Obviously that is tough with what you have going on, you can’t get away from everything, but sometimes, you just need a break. At least a day.

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  8. Justin
    Justin Published |

    Mike, I try to leave the email alone every day. :) Honestly, I get anywhere from 20-30 emails a day that I have to respond to. Maybe I should remove that contact form…

    I wish I’d thought about “shopping.” That’s definitely a good stress reliever. It’s nice to just go out and buy something for yourself. I do miss shopping every now and then. Of course, if I buy anything while out in here in Korea and want to keep it, I’ll have to pay money to ship it to the States when I leave.

    I’m working on a plan to scale things back a bit, but still try to get as much done as possible. I think organization is the key.

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Feel free to ask me any questions you have about the theme.

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  9. BoltClock
    BoltClock Published |

    I have the first Xbox but don’t have much to play except Blinx, the first two Halo games and a couple others that I don’t care about at all.

    So I’m not really intending on getting an X360. I’m saving for a Mac instead! :)

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  10. Amanda
    Amanda Published |

    I’m so glad I came across this post, Justin! Lately I’ve suffered from blogging exhaustion myself, and it’s been a relief for me to read of someone going through the same experience.

    My son recently had an operation, so I decided it was time to take some time off to spend with my family. It wasn’t until then that I realized how important it was for me to spend some time away from my computer, my blog and that pesky email account! As you’ve rightfully said, our blogs and readers will still be there when we return after a break. In fact I was really surprised how supportive my readers have been in my taking some time off from my blog.

    I love that you’ve offered us some suggestions for taking time out from blogging, and do hope that you listen to your own advice :) Thank you for providing us with this wonderful blog!

    Amanda

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  11. Justin
    Justin Published |

    BoltClock, I didn’t play anything except Halo 2 anyway. Sometimes, I would play a sports game though.

    Amanda, thanks for taking the time to read the article. We have to be reminded that other things come first every now and then. It sounds like you have a great set of readers.

    I am taking some of my own advice. Every night, when I get home, I’m going to read a little or watch a movie or something. I’ve been doing this for the past few days. This has helped tremendously. Plus, I think my cold is clearing up.

    I hope your son is feeling well. Stop by again sometime.

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  12. Amanda
    Amanda Published |

    Hello again, Justin

    I’m glad to see you’re trying to take it a bit easy these days and that your cold is finally getting better.

    You have a wonderful blog here, and no doubt I’ll be back often now to read your new articles. My son is feeling much better now, thank you!

    Best wishes,

    Amanda

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  13. Justin
    Justin Published |

    Amanda, my cold definitely got better, but my voice was almost gone all day yesterday. It’s better today though.

    Make sure to subscribe to the feed to keep up with new articles.

    I’m glad your son if feeling better.

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  15. version
    version Published |

    oops didn’t notice the ‘Notify me of followup comments via e-mail” until i’d submitted my comment, maybe you should move it up?

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  16. Frenchtowner
    Frenchtowner Published |

    Justin,

    Take some No_Time time

    Stop your thinking

    Keep your spirit/power/base

    Clear and free

    ========================

    Have you read The Power of Now?

    John

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