I’ve been blogging on a weekly basis for well over a year now, and it has been a wonderful experience. I’ve had the opportunity to express myself creatively and to write about all kinds of subjects, from spiritual matters to my favorite TV shows. This blog has allowed me to connect with others and to work through all of the jumbled thoughts that are constantly swirling around in my mind. Blogging has been extremely helpful to me in my journey thus far, and I am so thankful for it.
But lately, the blog has deviated from what I intended it to be. It was supposed to be an outlet, a catalyst for my creative writing. I imagined that I would be overflowing with things to say and that getting them out on (figurative) paper would not only be theraputic to me, but would also hopefully be meaningful to you. And the blog has been that for a long time. But lately—and I mean very recently, not for a long time—I’ve started to feel like the blog is less of an outlet and more of a responsibility.
Instead of writing blog posts throughout the week for enjoyment, I find myself scrambling on Mondays and Tuesdays to put something together that is worth posting online and attaching my name to. And that’s not fair to anyone involved. It’s not fair to me when I’m stressing about what I’m going to put on the blog on top of everything else I’ve got going on. It’s not fair to you, my faithful friends who choose to read my posts every week expecting something insightful and meaningful. It’s just not what this blog should be. And so I’m not going to let it be that anymore.
After much ruminating and consideration, I’ve decided to put my weekly blog posts on hiatus for the summer.
I love my blog, and I’m not giving up on it. I’m just giving myself some time away from it to focus on other things and hopefully recapture my passion for blogging. For the months of June, July, and August, I’m going to focus my writing on other mediums. I’m not sure what that will look like yet. Maybe I’ll write a screenply or a short story or a sermon or two. Who knows? I’m just excited to try something new and see where it takes me. I’m also going to use this time to re-think this blog and what I want it to look like when I come back at the end of summer. I’m sure it’ll look mostly the same, but a little bit of change could be what this site needs.
In short, the weekly blog posts are going away for a bit. Not forever, but for the summer. There will probably be some sporadic posts from time to time. (I am a blogger, after all.) I’ve got some exciting stuff going on this summer that I’m going to want to share with you, and I’m trying out a new app on my computer that I’m itching to review. So I’ll still be around. And the plan is to bring back the weekly blog posts at the end of summer. I’m not leaving for good, just for a bit, and I think you’ll all see that this move was beneficial for the site when I come back in the fall.
Thank you all so much for reading these little blog posts. You have no idea how much it means to me that you would take time out of your busy schedules to listen to what I have to say. You guys are the best, and I’ll miss writing to you this summer. But I’ll see you again in the fall. Have a great summer, friends! I’ll talk to you soon.