New Directions

New Directions November 24, 2014

I’ve been writing here at Patheos for a little over a year. When I started, I promised myself that I’d post every day, and I’ve kept to that schedule; but in the meantime, other responsibilities have crept up on me. I started assisting in my parish’s RCIA program last year, and this year I’m leading an increasing number of the sessions. I’ve also got new responsibilities in my Lay Dominican chapter. And then I got started with Quill, which I’m enjoying immensely but which also takes up a great deal of time. Trying to do all of this all at once means that I’ve got no time to rest, and no time for open-ended spiritual reading, and this is becoming a problem.

I’ve been pondering this for some time, and I’ve decided for the time being to cut back my blogging just a little. I plan to continue posting on Monday through Friday, but I’m going to take Saturday and Sunday off and see how much difference that makes.

Also, I’m curious to know which kinds of posts are of the most interest to the regulars here. Recently, I’ve been posting these kinds of things on a regular basis.

  • Some kind of reflection on Christian theology or living
  • Book reviews
  • Reflections on Lumen Fidei
  • Commentary on Thomas Aquinas
  • Quotations from books I like
  • Music I like
  • Something about software

The first two categories are no-brainers. Reflections on Christian theology and living are what the blog is supposed to be about, and I expect I’ll always post book reviews; I’ve been reviewing books on-line for over fifteen years. But what about the other categories of post? If I stopped blogging about Lumen Fidei (and, ultimately, other papal documents), or if I stopped working through Thomas’ Compendium Theologiae, would anyone miss them?

In short: if there’s a particular kind of blogging that I’ve been doing that you’d miss if I stopped doing it, please let me know in the comments. If, on the other hand, there’s a particular kind of blogging I do that you hate and wish I would never do again, you can keep that to yourself. 🙂

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