When an absurd little bird is popping out

There’s a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall
And the bells in the steeple too
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird
Is popping out to say coo-coo

Coo-coo, coo-coo

Regretfully they tell us coo-coo, coo-coo
But firmly they compel us coo-coo, coo-coo
To say goodbye
To you

– from the Sound of Music, Rodgers and Hammerstein

I’m aware that I haven’t been very active on this blog during the past 12 months. I could easily use the excuse that I’ve been too busy at work. But no, but yeah, but no… The creative beast in me hasn’t died either. I have simply run out of inspiration.

During 8 consecutive years of blog writing, I have published 228 articles that amassed a stunning 95k views by 67k visitors from 191 countries. All articles sort of explored the rich universe of corporate storytelling, while diving into best practices for creating, preparing and delivering business presentations. While I’m proud of these numbers and thankful to my audience, my B2B Storytelling story has been told and I’m announcing the start of a non-writing sabbatical.

Just like previous years, I am moving into summer sleep mode now. But this time, I have no idea how long my inactivity is going to last. Possibly a few months, maybe a full year, unlikely for ever. And when I return, I will maybe extend the scope of my posts or simply start writing about something completely different. Food for reflection and introspection.

Still, I made some time to create a yearly update of my ebook. More than 500 pages of best practices, tips and tricks, lessons learned and personal stories. Let me tentatively call it my swan song edition.

As always, you may download the PDF version for free via the download tab on top of this page.

Happy reading. And so long, farewell, tot ziens. This is no goodbye…