Summer Hours


Summer hours. It’s something lots of companies do.

Cut back on work time in the summer.

I’ve noticed the blog traffic is trickling in.

Ah, summertime.

It’s good to disconnect more and get out in the world.

So for June, July and August, I will post once a week. It will give my readers and me a bit of a break.



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28 Responses to Summer Hours

  1. Yes Summer is here, well it says it should be here, but the weather in the UK has taken a backward tumble into rain, rain and more rain again..

    As Summer times comes along we all I think retreat out into the gardens and away from the PC… And we never want a bit of a break from you.. But I know we all do not have as much time on our hands as we would like to go visiting etc… as the Sun calls… Well when it shines LOL.. ๐Ÿ™‚ As you can tell its raining now.. hence I am on the PC. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy your Summer break Kourtney.. love and Hugs .. Sue xxx

    • Sue we has a spring day yesterday–rain and 50s here in CT. Summer’s not quite here but already there is the pull to be outside when the sun comes out. It’s as it should be. Outdoors as the weather gets better. And so many of my blog buddies cut back on posting over the summer. It seemed right to do the same. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hope you have a great summer too. Looking forward to more pictures of your garden!


  2. davidprosser says:

    How about promising extra blogs if anything of import happens? Some of us don’t have that much patience.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    • LOL. I don’t think anything important will be happening. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But if it does, I’ll make a quick post on Facebook and then make it part of my weekly post here. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Mayumi-H says:

    A summer digest sounds like the right thing for so many of us, Kourtney. I’ve been duly impressed by how you’ve kept up with your posting schedule while doing so many other things at the same time! If anyone deserves the time away from the Internet, though, it’s surely an Indie Excellence award winner. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • I completely agree Mayumi. I’m also a big fan of reciprocating and if everyone is cutting back on posting and reading, I want to do my part to help out too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Aw, thank you. I really try my best to juggle everything. But I think it will make the summer easier and more enjoyable for all. Between editing and the book tour June and July and August are going to be pretty hectic too. Aw thank you! I’m blushing.

  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    I just started my summer blogging hiatus. I’m sure I’ll be around from time to time, but we all need a break now and then. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Smart move. There is so much to do when the weather is nice. And disconnecting is really important. ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree. I’m also going to take a few weeks off in July for the book tour. But once a week feels like a good pace for my summer.

  5. Letizia says:

    I love the change of schedules that summertime brings…. longer days, more to do in a way, but done with more leisure… or am I just feeling lazy these days, haha!

  6. EllaDee says:

    After a very wintry winter, and putting in a lot lf work hours you deserve to have a lovely summer. Enjoy.

  7. diannegray says:

    It’s winter here in Australia, Kourtney (and in the tropics that’s a wonderful thing!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Suddenly summer – and all are plotting to escape. Great plan. Everyone go out and play. (great fountain picture!) Big smile and waves!

  9. Enjoy your summer break, Kourtney! Okay, what companies cut back their hours in the summer? I want a job with them! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • LOL. Thanks. I remember my cousin used to have a half day friday. Places I worked, it was more of a slow down in the frenzy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jill, Thom’s employer does “summer hours” too (for those who actually trek into the office on a daily basis — not him). They put in an extra 30 minutes each day, M-Th, then on Friday employees who participate get the afternoon off. They run this from Memorial – Labor Day. Does wonders for morale.

      • It’s a great thing to do. My mom’s office lets them out an hour early on Fridays in July and August. I don’t think hours worked=productivity. It isn’t like that for me. I can work 5 focused hours and get more done than in 10 hours chained to a desk. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Great idea, Kourtney. Blog traffic really does slow down in the summer months, and I think a lot of bloggers reduce their posting schedules. I shall be following suit as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks. I thought about it and I love posting, but I see how others are reducing posting and it made sense to stay on trend. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yours was one of the blogs that inspired me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. themadgayman says:

    Here I’ve come back and suddenly you’re going away. I think you did this on purpose.


    Maybe we’ll reconnect during your down time. Hope all is well!

  12. jmmcdowell says:

    Enjoy the break as a chance to refresh and revive. And, in a nod toward adulthood and responsibilities, make progress on the work at hand. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thanks! I’m really trying to get these revisions done. My editor asked to see them as I’m working and so I’m trying to do them much faster than my normal 8 week turn around time. I’m hoping to get a second round of feedback from her and make another round of revisions before my July 8th deadline.

  13. Aquileana says:

    Howdy Kourt,
    I hope you enjoy your summer as we are getting close to winter here (which is not so cool)… Have tons of fun and remember to chill out ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hugs from Aquileana ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Thanks. I’m actually ramping up for a busy summer. I’ve got two weeks touring with my book in the midwest and I’ve been going balls to the wall on revisions for Harlequin. There is a chance of a break in August. Maybe. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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