Call me Chris.

I need to apologize. I took a week off from blogging. It was a nice break—one I took at the behest of my dear wife. She told me I was stretching myself too thin, and I think she was right.

I’ve also decided I’m not going to force myself to write on specific days. I am going to write when I feel inspired to put something here. Maybe, that will be twice a week. Maybe less. If my intent with the rebranding is quality over quantity, I need to practice what I preach.

I would also like to publicly thank someone for their help and guidance. Wayne Dupree is someone I consider a friend. He stuck his neck out for me and gave me a shot to write for him on his website. Unfortunately, I’m not skilled in writing that draws viewers to his website, so I simply wasn’t adding value to his brand. As a result, I wanted him to find writers who will draw in new viewers and readers, as I support his work personally and professionally. With that said, thank you, Wayne, for what you’ve taught me and for your patience.

Changing gears, I am working on a new project. I can’t go into detail about the project because it is still in the early stages. I am excited about the possibilities of this venture. When I can share the details with you, I will gladly do so. I will mention that this project will take a large chunk of my creative time—which I am happy to dedicate to it—and that likely will impact how much I write on my blog.

I still send occasional pieces to American Thinker. I am grateful for their support as well. As a fledgling writer, I try to soak up as much as I can from each opportunity. The professionals who have supported me in this endeavor have been tremendously helpful in giving me the space to fly from the nest. At times, I crashed straight down to the earth. At others, I have been able to keep aflight, if only for a brief period.

If you will indulge me, I want to link the websites and professionals supporting me. Alphabetically, the first is J.R. Dunn, one of the Deputy Editors at American Thinker. J.R. challenges me when he sends back material for revisions and suggestions. Next is Wayne Dupree. I know I mentioned above. Wayne tried his darnedest to help me improve in my brevity and conciseness. Anyone who knows me knows I couldn’t write concisely if my life depended on it. The failure to find success in that venture is entirely my own. Finally, I would like to thank William C. Hall. Mr. Hall gave me my first gig in writing guest articles. I will always be grateful he took a chance on me.

I try to be a person who shows the appreciation I carry in my heart for others. This column is not gratuitous, even if you think I’m being sappy to go to these lengths. I am where I am in life because many people along the way took time out of their lives to guide me. Some of these folks—my family, including all honorary members—have stuck it out through times where I definitely tried their patience. Others made cameo appearances in chapters of my life that left a considerable impact on my thinking and soul. Thank you to all who have offered advice—even when I was too headstrong to take it. Thank you for caring enough to try and show me a better way. I appreciate my family, my friends, my colleagues, and my acquaintances. Each of you has helped me as I’ve stumbled through this journey. I’m excited to see where the next chapter will take me. I will still be writing. I just can’t say for sure what it will be…

As always, this has been the World According to Chris. Please hit the like button or leave a reply.

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