Scaling Back

This is not good-bye, or even au revoir, but I will be dramatically scaling back my activities on here until further notice.

Since coming back from vacation in September I have not been posting as regularly. I’ve been doing a lot more ‘drive-by liking’ and a lot less commenting and interacting with others’ posts.

Everything is fine, my health is okay, and I’m not going away.

I am however spending a lot of time on a new personal business project. Together with some former colleagues we’re trying to set up our own boutique MarComs agency that will cater mostly to North American clients in the industry I’ve been working in for the last 20 years.

Preparing a business plan and marketing materials, getting the company registered, securing commitments from potential clients, meetings with accountants, lawyers, and banks. It is all very exciting but also very time consuming.

With this in mind I need to dramatically scale back the amount of time I spend on other things. Therefore the blog and social media in general are the logical places to cut.

Don’t panic! Thursday Doors is not going anywhere. I will still be here each Thursday with a new link-up post and I hope you all continue to join me, and tell your friends so we can continue to grow this thing!

It will however take longer for me to get around to see each of your posts and also to reply to your wonderful comments.

Aside from Thursday Doors I’ll pop in from time to time when I can, but for the next few months as least, that will probably not be very often.

Please do feel free to reach out via email if you’d like to keep in touch or just to say hi, and if you’re ever in my part of the world do let me know; there’s always time for a doorscursion.

Wish me luck and until then, see you next Thursday  🙂



About Norm 2.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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49 Responses to Scaling Back

  1. dennyho says:

    I am just reading about your new business venture, did not realize you had ‘scaled back’ on WP. I am thankful your Thursday Doors is still very much alive and flourishing and hoping your new agency is as well. Best to you in 2017 and beyond.

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  2. Congratulations on the new agency Norm

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  3. I’m glad you’ll be keeping Thursday Doors, and I wish you all the best et bon chance with your new endeavour!

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  4. It’s really difficult to keep up with everything, Norm, and Thursday Doors has really grown. You have to prioritize as you’re only human (your are, aren’t you?). Best of luck with the new venture. 🙂

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  5. Amanda Ricks says:

    I hear you Norm, been there a few times myself. Best wishes for great success with your new venture!

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  6. Sounds like a great new adventure, Norm. Wishing you lots of success with it.

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  7. Good luck with your new adventure but not good bye. If your business is anything like your photos it can only be a huge success.

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  8. All the best with your exciting new adventure!

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  9. Good luck, don’t worry about us we’ll still be here. May the force be with you. Louise

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  10. Amy Sampson says:

    Ooh! Exciting times! Good luck.

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  11. Andrea R Huelsenbeck says:

    I wish you success in your new direction.

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  12. narami says:

    That sounds SO EXCITING! The best wishes of growth and success for you and your partners in this new adventure 🙂

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  13. It’s always exciting to start a venture! Best wishes, and see you behind the door!

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  14. Best of luck on your new project, Norm!

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  15. Lynn says:

    Wishing you the very best in your new endeavours Norm! Take good care😉

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  16. Purpleanais says:

    Good luck, Norm 🙂

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  17. RuthsArc says:

    Best wishes for you new venture. I’ll continue to look out for thursday doors.

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  18. Sherry Felix says:

    No worries mate. Best of luck.

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  19. joey says:

    Good luck with your new project 🙂

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  20. eschudel says:

    Good luck!! 🙂

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  21. jan says:

    Best of luck with your new business venture! Glad to hear your health is good and that you’ll keep up with #ThursdayDoors. Many thanks for making Thursday a special day.

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  22. Aimer Boyz says:

    Good luck with your new agency, Norm 🙂

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  23. Good luck on your new business venture. Wow – how exciting. You will be sorely missed but you know that. Take care and the very best of luck. 🙂

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  24. Beth says:

    I wish you good luck Norm! I hope the outcome will be worth your hard input. Looking forward to seeing “The Doors”….

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  25. Ruth says:

    Good luck Norm! 🙂

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  26. You have been and will be missed. Glad to know we will continue to see a bit of you…good luck in your new business venture.

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  27. Mama Cormier says:

    Good luck Norm. Hope all goes well and I will make a greater effort to get out there and find some interesting doors to photograph.

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  28. Sue says:

    Have so enjoyed vicariously, “Travels with Norm” and your photos. Best on your new enterprise.

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  29. Vicky says:

    Al the very best with your new venture Norm, wishing you oodles of success! Glad Thursday is still going to be open for doors, I love this challenge!

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  30. analogphotobug says:

    Social media is beginning to consume me too…….Best wishes for your business pursuits. And I look forward to the Thursday Doors.

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  31. Geert Smits says:

    Wish you all the luck there is! Glad you will still host Thursday doors 🙂 You’ve noticed that i am not posting every week any more, due to the same reasons you have, but i will follow the participants and you. So again: good luck!

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  32. Wishing you great success in your new venture. I do enjoy the Thursday Doors. Totally understand when “real life” takes priority!

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  33. Jennie says:

    Best to you, Norm. Glad you will still be around. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  34. Dan Antion says:

    I wish you the best, Norm, and I can certainly understand the need to focus your time where it matters most. It sounds like a very good opportunity in the making. I hope you get past all the hurtles and can report back at some point on your success. See you Thursday.

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  35. Glad you’re keeping Thursday Doors, but I completely understand and pray that your new venture is successful and rewarding. I’m thinking thoughts about cutting back, too, even though I haven’t been brave enough yet to do so. But I find I’m spending too much time online, time that I enjoy, but that would be more profitably spent elsewhere, in the real world. 🙂


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  36. willowdot21 says:

    Well Norm I certainly wish you all the very best and I shall be thinking of you !!

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  37. Joanne Sisco says:

    This is an exciting chapter for you, Norm. I hope your new company gets early traction and takes off! Best wishes and I’ll continue to see you on Thursday Doors.

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  38. cwaugh212 says:

    Maybe you will return as Norm 3.0, the successful entrepreneur!

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  39. I will have to make a similar decision and how you feel. In the end, something has to give and I too feel that blogging has taken too much time from my real life and my job and all the projects.

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  40. Pistachios says:

    I kind of like the phrase “drive-by liking”. I think I do that sometimes, especially if I’m a bit time-poor or just too tired to put together a coherent and considered comment/reply. It’s just better for everyone involved.

    Good luck with the business project!

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  41. msgt3227 says:

    Much success with your venture Norm! Sounds exciting and will hopefully be exceptionally rewarding!!

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  42. ianbcross says:

    Wish you all the best Norm

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  43. Scott says:

    Press On.

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  44. quiall says:

    You will be missed but we are never far if you wish to ‘stop by’. Best of luck in your new adventure!

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  45. Wishing you all the luck, especially in staying away from here 🙂 And very glad to hear Thursday Doors remain. See you around when you can.

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  46. I got to like first! Allbest in your ventures. Be sure to every now and then wear a little red. Keeps things lively.

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