Friday, June 19, 2009

Blogs to Check Out

I just updated my blogroll on the right. Some of them I passionately disagree with, but I always find them worthwhile to read. Check 'em out.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Thoughts on Blogging and a Milestone

I noticed that I recently surpassed 1000 posts here on this ol' blog. It's hard to believe that it's that high. I launched this ship on May 4, 2007. Over two years ago. That's almost harder to fathom than 1000+ posts. Being a writer at heart, I have to say that I have really enjoyed the journey so far and look forward to continuing it for the foreseeable future. Blogging has given me an outlet for my thoughts, helped me explore my thinking, learn more about myself, and learn more about the world.

One thing I've learned is that blogging is hard. Well, perhaps less hard than time consuming at least for me. If I'm writing anything more than a sentence with a link, I want to feel at least a modicum of familiarity with the topic. Typically that means a lot of reading, not just stuff online, but books and magazines and journals. It means spending time thinking about things and not just spouting off an off-the-cuff emotional response. Not that I've always achieved this, of course, but it is what I aim for.

Which is part of the reason my posting has been so light lately. For a number of reasons, my personal life has been quite hectic and I have not been able to devote the time to my blog that I would like. If anyone wants to pay me to blog, however, so I could quit my regular job, I would not say 'no.' Anyway, I'm going to try to be more disciplined and post more regularly. I know I've said that before, so I'm not going to make any promises. If you are at all interested in anything I have to say around here, please leave comments on my posts and thanks for hanging with me on my adventure to boldly go...somewhere.