What do you do when you fall down on your bike? What do you do when you fall down running toward a dream? What do you do when you are just busy running down another run?
Give up? Reconfigure? Cry until somebody helps you?
All of the above?
It’s been a crazy few weeks here. As a blog consumer, I know it’s always with sadness and then with resignation that I check my favorite site when it goes dark for a few days. Then eventually it falls off my radar, taking up residence in the back of my bookmarks and then, maybe, on the fringes of my memory.
So, first off, sorry that Whole Donkey has been stuck in a tar pit for the past few days. It’s been a strange combination of great success and frustrating failure. I thought the blog and podcast would fill some time during an otherwise slow period for my business – Smirk New Media.
But God had other plans.
Business has exploded in the last few weeks, filling up my days with some of the most satisfying work I’ve done and sending me searching for additional staff and innovative ideas. For someone who started with a pawnshop laptop at a back table at Starbucks, it’s been a huge blessing.
That’s not to say the road was smooth. I was unprepared for the technical frustrations of podcasts and the logistics of arranging guest posts.
As someone said, welcome to this world of blogging and podcasting.
So what is this post about? An apology, for sure.
But also, hope and renewal.
I’ve fallen down riding this bike of a blog, skinned my knee and bruised by ego.
Why get back up? Because of what this endeavor means for me and means for all of the real you’s and potential you’s out there.
When God whispers an idea to us, he doesn’t guarantee ease or lack of setbacks. In the scripture, heroes and prophets alike have failures and troubles.
But they lean on God, continue to work and pray. And, in the end, celebrate with Him.
Here’s to praying.