Life Intrudes

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2 January 2014


Happy New Year

First off, I’d like to wish you a Happy New Year. May 2014 bring you good health, happiness and success!


What’s been happening to this blog?

I’ve been a really busy bee! (The name ‘Deborah’ means ‘bee’.)


In the last post, written in August 2013, I said that I’d be taking a few weeks off to spend time with my family. Instead, it’s been more than four months!


I apologise for the long delay.


On returning from our summer holiday, I suddenly gained three new clients in addition to those I already had. So I had to work very hard to design, write and deliver courses over the next several months. My husband and I have also been trying to sell our house, a chore that takes far more time than I expected.


So my work schedule as a semi-retired person quickly resumed to (very) full-time, leaving little time for anything else, including blog writing.


What did I learn?

This experience has taught me two things.


First, I’ve re-gained an appreciation for life’s ‘busyness’ – and how difficult it can be when you’re working full-time. Most of you also work full-time and often have to work very long hours. On top of that, many of you have family commitments.


Second, I realized just how much I missed writing the weekly blog posts. For the past four years, it has helped me focus on something that’s important, helping me grow, develop creativity and gain more confidence.


What’s next?

I cannot honestly promise that I’ll be able to write a new post every week. But I will promise to write and post as often as possible.


What can you do?

Besides missing the writing, I also miss hearing from you. So please send me your writing- and grammar-related questions ( . This will give me subjects to write on that will meet your specific needs. (I will not publish your name, so feel free to ask any questions on your mind.)


For those of you who are new to the Business Writing with TASTE blog, take a look around the site. Under the ‘Favourites’ tab you’ll find posts listed by category (clear writing, concise writing, structure, reader-focused writing and grammar bites).


See you next week!


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