Temporary Holiday Hibernation

The holidays are¬†officially¬†upon us – We’re out doing our last minute Christmas shopping, sipping eggnog, baking cookies, wrapping up some final projects at work, and looking toward the year ahead. Above all – this is the time of year to unplug, relax, and de-stress. So, for me, the next couple weeks around here will be a little quiet, but that in no way means that there aren’t some exciting things on the horizon. Here’s where I’ll be turning my focus toward when I’m not throwing on my ugly Christmas sweater and eating Grandma’s gingerbread cookies.

Launching the ‘Pantsless Wisdom’ E-Newsletter

Life Without Pants | Pantsless Wisdom

It’s been a vision of mine to take what I do ON the blog OFF the blog in the form of an e-newsletter (ala Chris Brogan style). This newsletter will be a more personal approach on what I’m going through, people who have influenced me, and a little bit of wisdom from yours truly. I’ll be sending out the first edition on Tuesday, December 29th.

You can (and should) subscribe RIGHT NOW by clicking here and providing your email address.

Rocking out posts for the Guest Blog Grand Tour

Guest Blog Grand Tour

So I may not be writing a lot for myself, but I will be “wrapping up” some presents for other blogs out there who are on deck as part of my Guest Blog Grand Tour. 20 or so down, another 40-50 to go. Remind me again, what was I thinking when I started this? In all seriousness, it’s been a great challenge and I’m thankful that so many of you have welcomed me (and Life Without Pants) into your neighborhoods. Keep checking back on the TOUR PAGE – which is constantly updated with my latest guest posts.

And most importantly, spending time with my amazing family

Christmas Time!

That’s what the holidays are all about, right? If you’re planning on taking the next couple weeks to catch up and get ahead, don’t forget to relax and take time for yourself, your friends, and your family. Make an effort to show people that you care – that even if your life is hectic and busy, you can still make time for them. Say “I love you” often – it goes a long way, and when you’re out grabbing your morning latte or frantically searching for the last Turboman, say “Merry Christmas” to complete strangers – take my word that it’ll make their day.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! What will you be doing with your blog over the next few weeks?


26 Responses
  • Jason Mollica Reply

    Merry Merry to you and yours!

    Aside from consuming tons of egg nog over the next week, my plans are to blog at least every other day. Since I just launched One Guy’s Journey, I want to be able to build it up and refine it. If the posts are crisp and solid, I hope to see some growth. Besides, blogging should be fun and not always feel like work. When it does, that is when it’s time to shut it down.

    Again, my best to you and yours.
    Jason

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Kudos to you for keeping it going through the holidays – I needed a week or two to catch up on some other things, and to step away and refuel. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be busy, still be writing these guest posts, banging out the email newsletter, and writing up some drafts of my own – but it’ll be nice to take a (little) break. Cheers to you, Merry Christmas, and here’s to good things ahead in 2010!

  • Jason Mollica Reply

    Merry Merry to you and yours!

    Aside from consuming tons of egg nog over the next week, my plans are to blog at least every other day. Since I just launched One Guy’s Journey, I want to be able to build it up and refine it. If the posts are crisp and solid, I hope to see some growth. Besides, blogging should be fun and not always feel like work. When it does, that is when it’s time to shut it down.

    Again, my best to you and yours.
    Jason

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Kudos to you for keeping it going through the holidays – I needed a week or two to catch up on some other things, and to step away and refuel. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be busy, still be writing these guest posts, banging out the email newsletter, and writing up some drafts of my own – but it’ll be nice to take a (little) break. Cheers to you, Merry Christmas, and here’s to good things ahead in 2010!

  • Lindsey Reply

    Won’t be doing too much on my blog, that is if I manage to get to Philly :( We were supposed to leave today but our flight, among countless others since Friday, was cancelled because of the blizzard on the east coast. Earliest flight we could get rerouted to, to ANY city, not even Philly, was Xmas eve. Not exactly what I had planned, but alas a White Christmas isn’t always a blessing.

    Hopefully this vacation, when it arrives, will provide some new inspiration for the blog!

    Very happy holidays!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      I’m sorry to hear that Lindsey – I was in a VERY similar position last Christmas trying to fly up from Nashville to Chicago – tons of snow, got delayed over and over, made it in finally but, I know the feeling. Here’s to hoping you get here soon (and safely) – Happy Holidays to you, your husband, and your entire family!

  • Lindsey Reply

    Won’t be doing too much on my blog, that is if I manage to get to Philly :( We were supposed to leave today but our flight, among countless others since Friday, was cancelled because of the blizzard on the east coast. Earliest flight we could get rerouted to, to ANY city, not even Philly, was Xmas eve. Not exactly what I had planned, but alas a White Christmas isn’t always a blessing.

    Hopefully this vacation, when it arrives, will provide some new inspiration for the blog!

    Very happy holidays!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      I’m sorry to hear that Lindsey – I was in a VERY similar position last Christmas trying to fly up from Nashville to Chicago – tons of snow, got delayed over and over, made it in finally but, I know the feeling. Here’s to hoping you get here soon (and safely) – Happy Holidays to you, your husband, and your entire family!

  • Emily Jane Reply

    Thank you for all your effort into stopping by my little corner of the internet on your Grand Tour! :)

    Over the holidays I’ll probably be pre-scheduling a few posts, and doing a lot of reflection on the year that was and probably making a whole bunch of resolutions for 2010 – this was the year I actually kept ANY of them, so I’m hoping to be able to do the same with even bigger resolutions for next year!

    Hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas!!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thank YOU for being such an active part of my little community here Emily. Happy to lend a few words over in your neck of the woods – hopefully they’ll resonate with your readers. Good luck with the resolution making – I have no doubt next year will bring many exciting things for you. When’s your wedding, by the way?

      Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

  • Emily Jane Reply

    Thank you for all your effort into stopping by my little corner of the internet on your Grand Tour! :)

    Over the holidays I’ll probably be pre-scheduling a few posts, and doing a lot of reflection on the year that was and probably making a whole bunch of resolutions for 2010 – this was the year I actually kept ANY of them, so I’m hoping to be able to do the same with even bigger resolutions for next year!

    Hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas!!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thank YOU for being such an active part of my little community here Emily. Happy to lend a few words over in your neck of the woods – hopefully they’ll resonate with your readers. Good luck with the resolution making – I have no doubt next year will bring many exciting things for you. When’s your wedding, by the way?

      Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

  • Bryna Reply

    Hope you and your fiancee have an absolutely amazing Christmas! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the new year! And thanks again for helping out @EngineCom with a guest post. We really enjoyed having you. It generated some great conversation from two of my mentors in the SM/new media world (@eugenecho and @TomMartin). You rock, Matt!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thank you Bryna – it was my pleasure to stop by the @EngineCom blog – glad that it sparked some good discussion. Been a pleasure getting to know you – 2010 will be a great year – already some big things in the works! I’m looking forward to enjoying some much needed R&R before kicking things back into high gear next year! Happy Holidays!

  • Bryna Reply

    Hope you and your fiancee have an absolutely amazing Christmas! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the new year! And thanks again for helping out @EngineCom with a guest post. We really enjoyed having you. It generated some great conversation from two of my mentors in the SM/new media world (@eugenecho and @TomMartin). You rock, Matt!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thank you Bryna – it was my pleasure to stop by the @EngineCom blog – glad that it sparked some good discussion. Been a pleasure getting to know you – 2010 will be a great year – already some big things in the works! I’m looking forward to enjoying some much needed R&R before kicking things back into high gear next year! Happy Holidays!

  • Rich DeMatteo Reply

    Nice Turboman reference…

    My favorite quote – “Who told you, you could eat my cookies?”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjAXT-5BY3o

    Enjoy the holiday time off boss. You are the man.

  • Rich DeMatteo Reply

    Nice Turboman reference…

    My favorite quote – “Who told you, you could eat my cookies?”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjAXT-5BY3o

    Enjoy the holiday time off boss. You are the man.

  • Thao Reply

    I probably won’t be doing much with the blog over the next week because I will be getting drunk to celebrate! …unless, of course, I document said drunk behavior on the blog.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Haha, touche! Documenting the drunk behavior might actually be pretty hilarious. Or documenting the drunk behavior WHILE drunk – now that would be epic. Happy Holidays and thanks for coming by! Checked out your blog – good stuff – now following you on Twitter!

  • Thao Reply

    I probably won’t be doing much with the blog over the next week because I will be getting drunk to celebrate! …unless, of course, I document said drunk behavior on the blog.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Haha, touche! Documenting the drunk behavior might actually be pretty hilarious. Or documenting the drunk behavior WHILE drunk – now that would be epic. Happy Holidays and thanks for coming by! Checked out your blog – good stuff – now following you on Twitter!

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