The past 4-6 weeks has been the busiest that I’ve had in quite some time and it was last on my agenda. A combination of a big influx of new clients (around 20) on top of my other book work and article writing (WTP Mag and Partypoker’s Blog), I got sick 3 times (a cold I couldn’t kick probably because I was so busy), moved to NYC (really excited about), met a great girl that I’m now in love with, and took a few personal trips.
Now that things are more settled both business wise and personally, it feels good to sit down and get back to blogging. First off there are a few things that have come out recently that you may have missed so I’m just going to throw them all out at once and get the spammy reposting out of the way:
I’ve started writing monthly articles for WPT Magazine, which began with a three part series on tilt, here are the first two, third one is due out later this month:
While I was in vegas for the WSOP, I did a 30 minute on camera session with Sean Gibson from Poker News Daily. The issues he talks about are really common, and you might find our interaction interesting as well. It’s in three parts:
I also wrote a 4 part blog series on tilt as a guest blogger for PartyPoker. Here’s the first one – Take Control of Tilt: part 1
Lastly, I woke up this morning to find a great review from one of those new clients after he finished the 8 hour package yesterday.
With so much going on recently, it’s like I’ve been playing a lot of poker without really working on my game. As I look back it, the blogs that I wrote over the summer were a version of my practice. A chance to play with ideas that I’ve been thinking about, get them out of my head, work with them a bit and get some feedback from you. I really enjoy not only the process of learning/working but also the interaction. I’ve definitely missed it and in missing it, better understand its value. Like the old saying goes you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. I know better what I have, and am looking forward to using it more, and in shorter postings too! I can talk with the best of them, and my fingers have a tendency to spew too.
So I’m going to try and be not only more regular in my writing, but also be varied in length. I’ve had a lot of short simple ideas that I often stopped myself from writing about because it was long or formal enough – as I’ve said before – I sucked at social networking and didn’t realize how a blog could be whatever I wanted it to be. It has to be of value for you otherwise I’m not doing my job well, but I falsely assumed that I always knew what value means. I’m looking forward to hearing more about what you think is valuable, rather than sitting ideas that could have been and never finding out.