Changes In Blogging
I used to be extremely consistent writing this little blog. Day after day I showed up to write and post. My friend, Jim, even called me “the Cal Ripken of blogging.’
Lately this has not been the case.
I have been wildly inconsistent. I have struggled to write my normal five days per week. I backed it down to three days each week and I’ve even struggled with that.
I think I’ve finally realized what the issue is.
Sure, I’ve been busy, but I was busy before. I have the same amount of time that I did when I wrote posts weeks ahead of time.
The problem is that I’m not sure what I want to write anymore.
I have been writing this blog for just over four years now. I wrote a couple of other blogs for a couple of years before that. All told, I’ve been writing and blogging for almost seven years now.
The problem is that I haven’t been writing for myself first.
On the surface that sounds like a selfish statement, but I don’t think writing is any different from brushing my teeth or combing my hair. Well, let’s skip that last one. I haven’t combed my hair in years now.
I haven’t been writing what makes me happy. Don’t get me wrong. I love writing about faith, but that’s not everything I want to write about. I have some other interests in life too.
I’m doing some soul-searching right now. I’m looking deep within myself at what all I want to write about. I want to give a clearer picture of who I am and, in turn, I want that to make a difference in people’s lives.
I don’t think I’m unique. If I write about what I need and want to learn through writing, I expect there are other people out there like. me.
Thanks to all my friends who hang with me even when I ‘mstruggling.