It's been almost six years that I've been writing the editorials and running the site full time. That's well over 1,000 editorials and it's rare that I'ev missed a day in that time. Granted some have been slacker (bloopers, Holiday poems, and more) than others, but still I've had to put them together.
It's been two years since Red Gate purchased the site and in that time I've still rarely had anyone else doing work on the site. Some of that is resource issues, and some is my control freak nature. I have a hard time letting go, and even on vacation this weekend I struggled to not check on things. I'll admit that I even answered a few posts on Thur and Fri.
And I worried about the site. I know it's irrational, and it doesn't make sense, but I still worried.
I was thinking about that as I drove the kids to the bus this morning and listened to the radio. I kind of alternate between ESPN radio, the local sports station, a couple local radio stations and my iPod. However I have favorite people on the radio (Jim Rome, Dan Patrick, etc), just as I used to have favorite newscasters (Tom Brokaw) and favorite talk show hosts (David Letterman, Jay Leno, etc.). And all of those guys take vacations, in fact some of them get 4 or 5 weeks off a year. And their shows don't suffer, in fact they're probably better.
It's something I need to learn, and something that I hope to get better at next year. I sold back some vacation this year because I couldn't take it, but I'm looking to take some over the winter to ski with kids and perhaps even disappear for a whole week next year.
Baby steps [:P]