Some days there are things far more important than writing a blog. That has happened twice this week. Once it was a friend in trouble and tonight it was my dear aunt who needed a ride home from visiting my uncle in hospital. Those things have to take priority so in the next two months I’m going to have to do some rethinking of the blog.
I made a commitment to write one each week day all year and I fully intend to live out the promise but now I need to begin considering what the next steps are.
One of the reasons for the blog was to develop a daily discipline to write. I’m not sure I could keep that up without the blog. Discipline is a big word for anyone who is pulled in lots of directions. It is so easy to digress when the commitment is only to oneself. There is something valuable about being responsible to someone or something outside ourselves.
Looking back at my numbers I should be able to figure out which days people read my blog most so perhaps picking two days would be a good idea. Ideally it would mean I still have to write daily but perhaps I could do more research or do a little more depth in the writing.
It is obvious that the best read blogs are the ones which flow from the heart and tell stories about my life and the people who touch it. Those sorts of blog posts should likely be my focus.
Taking another blogging course like Blogging 201 might be a good idea. I’ve taken 101 twice now. The first time was a bit of a disaster but I pretty much got most of the second time.
I have some other things which needs some writing skill too. I have to prepare a brochure for my Spiritual Direction and revamp my web page and those will take some time and thought.
I dream of writing a book about my life which may never be read but I think the blog might be a good place to begin putting pieces of it together.
To my faithful readers I tip my hat with thanks for your patience on the days I haven’t much to say and your encouragement on the days it touches you.
Lots to think about.