I got married young-age 24 to be precise. In a couple of weeks, we'll raise a glass to toast year 12 of our time spent as husband and wife. But it might have never been if we didn't spend a little time apart. Not that we broke up-but we did spend a summer in different states. By the end of that summer, after substituting e-mail for touch-we realized that distance had indeed made out hearts grow fonder.
And sometimes I feel the same way with blogs I read regularly. Those who leave blogging for a while only to come back to it with a passion make me realize how much I missed it while it was gone. Some choose to get others to fill in for them while they are gone (it's not the same thing). Nothing wrong with this-but there's something about a favorite blog that goes away-only to come back bigger and better that makes me realize how much I appreciated it in the first place.
No one can replace the personal brand of you. If it's valuable-we'll come back with stronger feelings than ever. If it was a relationship of convenience, chances are we'll forget about each other and find something else to fill the void. Distance can make the heart grow fonder-or it can end the relationship. Either way, it's a road-test on a street named loyalty. And that's a two-way road to everywhere.
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