My forum absence

Mark

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Hi Everyone,

I'll cut right to the chase, the reason why I haven't been as active here on SSC as much as I would like over the past 12 months is due to how busy I am trying to stretch my presence over several other platforms.

I'm not complaining at all, but due to the extra attention my YouTube channel has received lately I've had to devote more time replying to comments (on FB, YT, IG, emails, Patreon); creating videos; and attending events; etc.

This has meant that I physically don't get the time to browse SSC and get involved as much as I used to and still want (don't forget I created this site so that I could interact more with likeminded people like you) so the fact that I'm not is disappointing to me and I'm looking at ways to manage my time better in order to spend more time having fun here.

And, I've been still doing the "home dad" thing whilst Nina is working full-time although her current job is ending soon so I'm keen to have her be my PA for several weeks - this should help heaps!

Regardless, I just wanted to let you know (again) that the SSC community and its members are very important to me and as long as this forum continues to be supported by you guys I'll always do my best to be as active myself as possible.

Finally, as I have stated in other threads, I'm committed to improving our forum through updates and features. There's a lot of room for improvements and better features to make SSC current, easy to use, interesting, and safe so watch this space.

Cheers :)
 

ClissAT

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Oh ok Mark, we'll let you off just this once!! :p:D:twothumbsup:

Things are ticking along here quietly.
It's nice to come here and read what others around the world are doing, growing or thinking about.
 
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Hey Mark,

I too have been M I A as well. Unfortunately we have had a pretty rotten 12 months. Firstly losing my mum and then the love of my life to MND.
I am slowly starting to get interested in the garden and the animals again. It was so nice to log on yesterday and read some of the articles. Good to get my mind on other things!!
 
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Mark

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Hey Mark,

I too have been M I A as well. Unfortunately we have had a pretty rotten 12 months. Firstly losing my mum and then the love of my life to MND.
I am slowly starting to get interested in the garden and the animals again. It was so nice to log on yesterday and read some of the articles. Good to get my mind on other things!!
Sorry to hear about your losses - my goodness, what a difficult 12 months you must have had...

Personally, I don't think we ever "get over" the loss of loved ones but in time the sadness does seem to move onto fond memory in honour of those we miss so much.

I'm glad you have logged on again to our forum and getting back into gardening :)
 

Mark

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Well, I might as well double post here in this thread since it's on the subject of my absence again :blush:

If you follow me on other platforms or social media such as Instagram you'd know I've been overseas for the past 5 weeks and whilst I have posted occasionally on Insta, FB, Patreon, and YouTube I didn't here.

That's because I hate trying to write lengthy forum posts on my smartphone and also due to the time factor - as I stated in my first post - it's difficult to cover all bases and answer/reply/comment and even read everything.

I am working on ways to improve my workload and time management (perhaps a bigger smartphone might also help) so hopefully, I can get more done in a day and spend more time here.

And I'll reiterate my desire to improve our forum considerably to make it more engaging, fun and easier to use.