Here’s my first blog post of 2016. Where has The Director’s Vision been for six months?
One easy answer is “on Facebook!” Throughout the time since my long-ago last blog post, I’ve kept posting links and other tidbits at facebook.com/thedirectorsvision. I hope some of you have enjoyed them and maybe even learned something. That’ll continue (God willin’ and the crick don’t rise, as my father used to say).
It could be that I subconsciously panicked when my last post went quasi-viral, having been linked from TCG’s American Theatre magazine site. I certainly wasn’t used to having thousands, rather than maybe dozens, of readers, and I did get gently scolded about something in my “journalism” (I didn’t set out to be a journalist, but it’s true: if you’re blogging, you’re doing journalism). So maybe, without consciously intending to, I went into hiding for the first half of this year.
I think mostly, though, I just had too many other things rise high on my list of priorities. For example, I was invited to start a new role at the university where I have a “day job,” and learning about it while gradually starting to take on some of the new responsibilities has sent me running this way and that. I also had an amazing opportunity last month to participate in a top-flight leadership development opportunity: it was incredibly intense and I hope I learned some things that will be relevant to what we’re talking about here on The Director’s Vision blog.
Anyway, it’s a long holiday weekend now and all of my excuses have vanished, so I promise a substantive post within the next few days. Looking forward to writing for you again, and hoping you’ll join in the conversation! In the meantime, happy Independence Day to my American readers and anyone else that’s celebrating along with us Yanks.
Oh, and thanks for your patience. I’m grateful that you’re back.