Long time no see!
I won’t bore you with the usual litany of “oh I’ve been so busy I couldn’t possibly find the time to write!” That would be both slightly untrue and… a total cop out.
The honest reason that I haven’t written in a while may be:
A) It’s scary to talk about your life and thoughts and opinions and have them accessible by anyone in the world with an internet connection.
B) I do not believe that people are inherently interested in what I do every day (like what I had for breakfast or that I walked my dog) so I try to create blog posts that add value, in however small a way, to people’s lives. And that’s hard. Ok, pity party over.
C) I realized that in all my bravado about “letting go of expectations” I had created a ton of expectations about the blog. I wanted to have so many posts a week, I wanted to create a strong social media presence, I hoped to attain a decently sized following eventually, I felt that posts had to be a certain length. All those expectations made it more like a chore and less like a fun thing that I wanted to do. And nobody was making me do it. So I stopped. And then I didn’t start writing again because I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to keep writing as much as I “felt like I should”.
D) All of the above.
It took me a while to finally answer this question, and even longer to decide what I was going to do about it.
I decided that I am going to try my best to practice what I preach and move forward with the blog without my previously held expectations.
At least with a mindfulness that the expectations that I have set for myself are completely arbitrary and that I can acknowledge them without giving into them.
And I’m going to start that off by making this post short and sweet!
I won’t try to sell you on the usual, “I have a ton of exciting stuff lined up so come back soon!”
If you like reading, check back now and then. When I think of something to write, I’ll post it.
It doesn’t have to be any more complicated than that.