There, I think that covers everyone!
MAY I HUG YOU has passed it “use by date.”
It is time to hit the pause button, step back and regroup.
It has been a great and grand ride. Starting with my –
Adventures of Hugging a Stranger a Day;
Morphing into something deeper after my Jabbok Moment;
Continuing into all manner of stories.
Some were deep, some not. Some written to encourage. Some to reflect. Some to amuse. Some, well, just because.
But I’m tired. With MAY I HUG YOU I carry a responsibility. At least, I feel as if I do.
I will no longer be publishing new stories in MAY I HUG YOU.
The website will eventually become dormant, an Old Lady taking a well-deserved rest.
Instead I will be writing on a platform called MEDIUM.
None of the responsibility of having to produce three times a week. And the possibility, if I’m very good and work very hard, to establish a Starbucks Fund.
I can write as much or as little as I want.
The publications on Medium do not accept previously published articles. And I do not need the pressure to continuously produce new stories in two places.
The link to Medium will appear on Facebook and on MAY I HUG YOU. Click on it and the story will open in the Medium website.
Once there, you have an opportunity to “cheer” me on.
There will be a small icon of clapping hands on the upper left-hand side.
Hold it down and the figures will add up. Maximum of fifty claps per story. So please clap away!
There’s also a small box below the story where you can respond. Please do. I will respond back.
Here is where I, unapologetically, ask for your e-mail address.
In the top left-hand corner on my MAY I HUG YOU home page there’s a small screen. Please complete that.
I do not have a grand giveaway to offer you in return for your e-mail address. I plan on a monthly newsletter and some of my personal photos.
It’s an opportunity to stay in touch. If you want. Hopefully in time to come, there’s that book screaming to get out.
I WILL NOT SHARE YOUR E-MAIL. THAT’S A GIVEN.
It will take a while to set everything up. In the meantime, I’ll publish stuff from long ago while I work on streamlining my new venture.
My writing has evolved in ways I never thought possible. I still see lessons everywhere.
Some I choose to write about. Others not so much.
I write more “from the heart.” At times. Not always.
I dig deep into seventy-five years of living.
And I don’t always like what comes to the surface.
A final confession: I want more ME time.
Finally, please bear with me while I sort out the gremlins which, no doubt, will appear.
CYBER HUGS AND BLESSINGS ALL.