Doodles 'n' Drawings, On Blogging

A Blog Break

Last year I took a summer vacation from the blog. As much as I missed the activity – and I missed it a lot – the break did allow me to recharge my batteries and redouble my other writing efforts.

I think I need to do it again.

I’ll be back in September. In gratitude for your understanding, I present you with a doodle of a Film Noir duck detective.

Duckie PI!
Duckie PI!

83 thoughts on “A Blog Break”

  1. Oh Mike, been as you’ve left us with another fab doodle, I accept your temporary disappearance. I’ll miss you…but I look forward to you coming back refreshed and dazzling us with yet more creative and humourous talent oooozing from every post – enjoy! Hugs, Harula xxx

  2. AAAAAAHHHHHHhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

    It’s MY DUCK!! In a FEDORA!!! With GNOMES!!!!

    Thank you, Mike!

    (Enjoy your break, but don’t forget to come back!)

      1. Free houses, eh? How lovely!

        Snakewise, we rarely have anything more alarming that the shy and retiring garter. I’ve lived in this state my whole life, I hike in the woods all the time and I have only seen one garter in the wild. And he slithered away as soon as he saw me. I was kind of embarrassed for him.

  3. Enjoy your break, Mike! You deserve it! I think we should all take summer breaks. And I’m not just saying that because I’m currently taking a break and want to feel legitimate in doing so 🙂

  4. Enjoy your break while I enjoy your doodle. Of course, I do expect the rest of the story when you return…”When we left our fearless Duckie PI, he was following the trail of Puss in Cahoots, the bandit who had been nabbing all the milk in town. What he didn’t realize was that he was leaving his own trail of smoke. Who was that stranger in the shadow following his smoking gun, smoking cig, and smoking hot skinny grande caramel macchiato.”

  5. I’ll miss you Mike. Love the detective duck. Enjoy your time away, maybe a summer retreat? What ever you do, enjoy it. Will wait on the doorstep for your return. 🙂

      1. Oh, Yeah!! Thanks again, Mike. Regardless what you may think of yourself, you ARE an artist. A doodling artist, but still an artist. Enjoy your days off. 🙂

  6. Don’t tell anyone but I’m taking a break as well. My posts are prescheduled for a month. Maybe in your absence you’ll doodle up some cows to go with my riddle book…

    1. Yep. “I don’t want to say goodbye, for the summer. Promise me, nanana, na, na, nana, nanananana, na, na, na, na. Sealed with a kiss.

      ” I’ll see you in the sunshine, I’ll hold you close every day. na, na, nana, na, nana. But darling you won’t be there. I don’t want to say goodbye for the summer . . . ”

      Best I can do-the rest is in my brain but I don’t know where it’s at..

  7. Blog breaks are essential…enjoy! I took a two-month hiatus last year, from all social media as well. I’m planning a month-long version in September this year, so I’ll see you in October! : )

  8. Have a fabulous break (but don’t break a thing, not even a pencil). You, your blog, and your doodles will be missed. See youuuuu in Septemberrrrrr (music notes up and down and around the phrase…) Musically incompetently yours, the rough wighter

  9. Just when I was getting to know you! Enjoy your break. I will definitely check back next month.

    P.S. Do you take commissions for your doodles? Seriously.

  10. Have a good break. I actually imagine you disappearing somewhat like Darkwing Duck – by wrapping a cape around yourself and disappearing in a puff of smoke.
    I shall sit in the pumpkin patch of the blogosphere and wait for the Great Pumpkin of your blog to rise.

  11. Ahem…I’m debating. Yes, debating. Should I or shouldn’t I actually express my deep feelings on the MAGNIFICENCE of this “DOODLE”?!!! Hmmm…nah. It’ll just fall on deaf ears! 😉 Enjoy your August, Mike 😀

      1. Hey, Mike! Since you’re not on Twitter, where I’m annoying everyone else with Direct Messages the past two days, I’ll simply annoy you HERE and let you know I FINALLY GOT THEM UP! YES, my two blogs!!!

        Oh, my, did you bang your head? Here, let me help you… *lifts Mike back into chair*

        And though I’m not offering up custom doodles, I AM offering up goodies with my artwork all over them! lol The giveaways end Sunday night at midnight EST, so PLEASE check BOTH of them out and enter to win something, my dear 🙂

        http://writersideup.com
        and
        http://2creativitycookbook.com

  12. Yo, Mike:
    So how September is September? All I can say is you might wanna come back from your sabbatical by the 30th. I bet you were out on a waffle adventure–weren’t you?

  13. Hey Mike…hope you’ve enjoyed your summer break:-) I’m looking forward to ‘seeing’ you again soon, been as you said September, and tomorrow’s the last day of that month…errr…and I notice I’m not the only one who, ummm, noticed…hugs, H xxx

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