Some time ago I took time off blogging in order to finish my latest book. I did that, but somehow the rhythm of daily blogging was disrupted and I’ve never gotten back into the flow in the same way.
Why? I ask myself. I’ve seen it happen to other personal blogs too. They will be posting regularly sometimes for years, and then they dribble off. I thought at first it was because I was trying to fit too many things into a single day. That may have been true. But something else changed too.
Instead of asking myself on a daily basis “what will I blog about today?” I subtly changed the question to “Is there anything I feel would make a really good post today?” 9 times out of 10, my thoughts did not pass the muster. If I keep this up, I think I might manage about 1 post a year in good years.
So I’m going to experiment with changing the question. I really do want to blog less and read more, so I’m aiming to write 3 posts a week. But on those days, I’m not going to ask myself if I have anything worthwhile to say. I’m going back to my original question: what am I going to blog about today?
This isn’t because I think the world needs my blogging. But it helps me. And many times the comments are a big bonus for my thinking out loud. So blogging is worth while for me. And I’m going to stop worrying about whether it’s making a contribution to the Greater Good.
I think a little itty bitty bit of good, even if it’s only for myself, is enough good to matter.