Short retreat of sorts
Yes, I took a few days off not visiting and being very active in WA. My niche is improvisation in music and not this past weekend, but the Saturday of the past weekend, I spent a full day interacting with others doing this at a workshop. I'm a regular there, some folks were graduating, moving on, going out and spreading the techniques of the organization into their communities.
This ritual, this graduation, is meaningful. The graduation is a performance that can contain audience participation, and most in the audience are active improvisors. Then after performing they get their certificates and it is an open floor where any member can give share their feelings on anyone graduating. The key is participating.
We do something like this at WA. We are all in the process of building a business through our websites and what we offer. While we may not have a graduating ritual, we acknowledge accomplishments on many levels. We support each other.
And there are times where we have to focus on our own work, and some of that may be using strategic support. In the music program there was specific tasks to be accomplished, just like we have here at WA. And there were people to help, graduates, staff, others on the same level, more senior people in the program. We have that here, admins, ambassadors, top 20, top 100, top 200, premium members, all available to provide support.
My going away from WA was more going away from the computer and just being in that environment that fuels the enthusiasm, inspires, being immersed in my niche. So some immersion in one's niche and getting away from WA is fine. Your rank will sink a bit but that's part of ebb and flow.