After a spectacular end to 2013, I crashed in January, and spent several months in a terrible funk. There were several telltale signs that you could see if you were paying close attention, but the truth is I did my best to hide it. One of the parts of my life that suffered the effects though was my blog. The World According to Mitch went from nearly twenty posts per month to nearly none. There were days that I felt I was letting everyone down, but that was the least of my problems.
Thanks to several things I have started to come back to life since July. I am now back at work full-time, I am living on my own, and I am teaching Taekwondo (as well as preparing to test for my next Belt Test). And yes, I am blogging again.
Throughout the first couple of months of they year the blog coasted by on fairly new-ish content from the last months of 2013, and the numbers were pretty good. However from March through June there was a steady decline in the number of visitors, and I couldn’t do anything about it. I just was not up to it mentally.
As I picked myself up off the floor emotionally, I forced myself to start blogging again. And you came back. From a low in June of 12,930 hits (the first time since February of 2013 that it dropped below 13,000), October – with two days to go – is already the best month since January… and with those two days left to the month we are on pace for the second best month ever.
I want to thank you, my loyal readers, for sticking with me. It has been a crappy year but things are getting better… and the world (as well as The World According to Mitch) is not feeling as dark and lonely as it did a few short months ago. Thank you all for your support!