2012-01-23 was my 6th Blogaversary. In that time, I've done 1,470 posts. Between years 5 and 6, though, I did just 32. It's quite a drop off from when I was doing near daily posts a couple years back. There are a number of reasons (or excuses) for that, but I won't go into them here. In previous drafts they just came across as whiny to me.
What intrigues me about this whole process is that I came up with excuses at all. Excuses are often something we come up with when we've let others down or failed to meet their expectations. I'm not arrogant enough to think my readers are eagerly anticipating a bunch of posts.
Writing is a personal obligation to myself, and one that I enjoy. And yet my excuses are least effective when offered to myself.
This blog is about more than just being an outlet for my personal writing energy.It's about chronicling the events in my life. It's about recording details of trip and activities I enjoy before they get pushed out of my brain when that snippet of dialog for "The Big Bang Theory" decides it wants to set up camp on that stack of neurons.
I write my book reviews for a similar reason. In addition to the process making me think more about my reading and take and active roll in the process, it's also about remembering the books. When I think back on the books I read before I started this process, I find I can't remember much beyond a general impression. And considering the 5-35 hours that reading a book can take, that just feels wrong. Plus it's inconvenient when I'm reading several books in a series over the course of a few years.
So what can I predict over the next year?
I'd like to think my pace will pick up. I'll be satisfied if I do 50+ posts between now and 2013-01-13. That means more reviews, phones, and new commentaries.
Aside from that, I don't think there will be other major changes over the next year. But keep checking back. There will be more stuff on here that is interesting to me. And maybe -- just maybe -- to you too.
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