Accidentally, unintentionally offline

Me, about four days after fracturing my right elbow
Me, about four days after fracturing my right elbow

Right about the time that I was reading Paul Jarvis’s excellent piece for TheNextWeb on the virtues of a social media sabbatical, and contemplating taking one of those myself, I had a sabbatical of sorts foisted upon me after I fractured my right elbow during a basketball game on Super Bowl Sunday.

It wasn’t a social media sabbatical, per se (since I posted about my plight on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook). But it was an abrupt and unintentional blogging stoppage. With one arm out of commission, at least for a while, it was difficult for me to type. Also, pain and the weariness that resulted from the injury made me not want to do much of anything.

Which is too bad, since I was prepped to post about the new mStoner book, #FollowTheLeader, which had just come out, and I feel bad about not posting my thoughts about the book. That may still come, but not for a while. My right arm is still in a sling most of the time, but I am able to type a bit. I’m just not quite up to blogging on a regular basis.

So, the blogging sabbatical will continue for the time being, but I’ll still be around on the usual social media hangouts: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and, occasionally, LinkedIn. So hit me up there. But don’t expect a quick response. Everything is taking a little bit longer these days.

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Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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