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Go ahead and goof off a little for the holidays, I say


Go ahead and goof off a little for the holidays, I say. That’s my best advice for you as a writer/blogger/affiliate marketer/whatever this time of the year.

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and my apologies for any other winter/seasonal holidays I’ve forgotten or simply don’t know about — all this tells us it’s time to celebrate. Unless you have some serious deadlines you MUST meet, or unless you’re just so compulsive you cannot be happy without working, I encourage you to put down the pen, shut the computer, break the points off all your pencils, do whatever it takes to get you to take some time off for the holidays.

Personally, I look forward to pulling out our trusty old digital camera, plugging in that nice SD card I bought when I got the camera (it holds up to 900+ digital pictures), and lurking around the house to get “candid” photos of my wife and the kids when they visit. (The kids, I mean. The wife lives here.)

Truth of the matter is, I don’t lurk well around our old house. And the only really candid pictures I end up with are of the cat, because she really has no interest and pays no attention when I point the camera her way.

But it’s fun anyway. It’s a bit disheartening to see how OLD everyone in the family is looking. But it’s still fun.

May you have fun this holiday season, eat lots of good food, take some good or bad pictures of it all, and grow in the love and grace of God along the way to the upcoming new year!