Hi Y’all,

Thanks for your kind words, I am feeling a bit better and I plan to be back blogging on Tuesday.

But …

I have amassed hundreds of emails in my inbox. I estimate is would take many hours to reply to them all. It would mean another whole week of no blogging in order to clear the inbox 🙁

I know you want me back blogging, and I want to be back blogging, so to achieve this I am going to have to clear my inbox as fast as possible.

This means I will read but not reply to the vast majority of emails that are currently in my inbox. I promise to read them all so if you have sent me tips or press releases I will be sure to file them away for future blogging.

If you have emailed me regarding business, freelance writing or advertising I will do my best to get back to you ASAP. If I have not done so by the end of the week, feel free to send me a reminder.

I enjoy conversing with all of you, and will resume writing personal replies to all the emails I receive after the end of the week.

Thank you for your patience.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Great news! Welcome back.

  • Ramtinxxl

    What patience? Get on with it…NOW! (jk) Welcome back!

  • rubbershotgun

    has it occurred to you that perhaps this blog has become so big that you might need some help keeping it up and running on an even pace?

    at least someone to help you moderate the comments, that should free up quite a bit of your time and enable more rapid posting of comments.

  • Scott

    Dude – anyone and everyone has declared Email Chapter 11 – e.g., delete them all and start from scratch……….

  • Soleo

    Great idea to form a team for maintain this Blog, that is probably the greatest informations area for this subject and i hope you a good return !

  • Freiheit


    If I may offer some unsolicited advice:
    1. Vacation reminders in your email client are better for this than a blog post. That way only the people who emailed you need to have the delay explained. Plus it technically counts as a response.

    2. Mail filters. Won’t be perfect, but your known freelance contacts can get priority. You can also move clutter (like NRA mailings or adverts you want to get) to its own folders so you know that whats in your inbox actually needs your attention.

    3. Article submission form on the blog instead of email. May wind up emailing it to you anyway, but its filterable.

    HTH. Love the blog, keep on posting!!!

  • Beaumont

    That’s OK. Get well & we eagerly anticipate those posts.