I’ve been a bit absent from this blog of late. I only posted three times in 2022 and this is my first post of 2023. Where have I been? Why haven’t I posted?
Well, I’ve been busy writing things for other publications, writing my monthly Fearless Newsletter, publishing my third poetry book titled in so few words, serving as editor-in-chief of the annual Swallow’s Nest poetry journal, running the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest, and working on a rewrite of my memoir. All that on top of my full-time day job.
But I realized lately that I miss blogging. I miss the ability to write and post. The other types of writing I do (except the newsletter) require a lot of waiting. God has certainly used the journey to teach me patience that does not come naturally to me.
For the next six weeks, I am on sabbatical from my day job. I’m using this time to ponder what brings me joy in my writing journey. I’m going to explore adding some new things and think about letting some other things go. I also want to come up with a plan to get back to blogging. Probably short pieces, thoughts on what I’m reading, and a poem or two.
My initial inclination is to jump right back in to blogging every day, but I know that’s not realistic. Not at all! Then I think once a week would be good, but even that is a stretch. So may twice a month is an attainable goal. Maybe.
For this post, I’ll start with one of my favorite things: haiku imposed on a photo I’ve taken.
I’d love to hear from you. What, of the things you’ve read on this blog, would you like to see more of? What past theme would you like to see resurrected?