For some time now I have tried to post something to this blog every day. If on any particular day I felt no inspiration to hold forth (rant) on this or that topic of personal interest, I’d at least throw up a thoughtful quotation or a link to something of interest elsewhere on the web.
Now I’m going to change this rhythm somewhat. No, I’m not going to go “on sabbatical” like I did in the first quarter of 2007, when I realized that I was thinking about my blog more as a marketing tool than as an outlet for my own creativity. Thankfully, even though I’m always infected by the marketing bug (it’s viral, you see — you never totally get rid of it), that hasn’t been a problem so much of late.
What’s making me think I won’t be posting quite as often is simply competing interests for my time. Of immediate concern: Fran and I are planning a yard sale, probably at the end of June or maybe early July; and I need to spend more time on the Julian of Norwich book group over at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
Moving forward, the big looming competitor to this blog, of course, is The Big Book of Christian Mysticism; I expect the next six months to be the most intensive, writing-wise. The good news, here, is that I hope to be posting bits and pieces of what I’m writing to the blog, for reader feedback as well as just for my own ability to see how the words look in print.
Also, in early November my shamanic-therapist-minister friend Phil Foster and I are hosting an interfaith contemplative weekend called Waters of the Soul, here in Atlanta (details will be posted to this blog soon). I hope some of the readers of this blog will prayerfully consider attending; it is our hope to gather people of different faith traditions for a weekend of communal silence and shared reflection.
So I’m not going to be posting once or twice a day. Maybe once or twice a week; maybe more, maybe less. So when a few days have gone by and you don’t hear from me, please don’t think I’ve gotten bored with the blog or that there’s anything wrong — on the contrary, all is well.