It hangs out on the right side of my blog. The archive is a history of all the posts I’ve written since I started my blog. I wrote my first one on March 10, 2011.
Look. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The steady decline in number of posts.
I began to think about why, particularly this past year, I don’t blog much anymore.
I do tend to get obsessive about my “hobbies”. Although, to describe my writing, posting and blogging as a hobby? No, that’s doesn’t do it justice. It
No, this post is about why I don’t blog much anymore.
Take for instance 2016. I only wrote 54 posts. And if it wasn’t for April’s “A to Z” challenge, 2016 would only have had 28 posts.
Okay, I cop to laziness. Yes, that is a factor.
Why spend an hour or two pondering and contemplating, staring at a blank screen seeking inspiration? Why agonize over choosing just the right word to creatively complete a poetic phrase?
Why immerse myself in introspection, blocking out Rico’s barking, the blaring TV, or the worries of the world?
Why would I do all of that when in just 140 characters and a few seconds, boom! It’s out there. Whatever nonsensical thing I have to communicate can easily be stated in an captioned photo, right?
Facebook prompts me every morning, “Hi Lynda, how are you today? What are you up to?”
See? I don’t even have to think about what I’m going to write about.
Yes, the main reason I don’t blog much anymore is I’ve been seductively lured by the instantaneous social media Facebook, Instagram and Twitter gratification which has snared me in it’s sticky WEB.
Before I wrote this post, I began to read a few of the 662 posts I have written over the past six years.
Ross always encourages me. “You really are good,” he’ll say. “No, I’m not,” I’ll answer.
Maybe the truth lies somewhere in between those two.
But, as I was reading this one past post in particular, I became very emotional. What I wrote, it made me feel. The feeling? No, it wasn’t instant. It was better because it was quietly, thoughtfully and slowly nurtured.
I miss my blog.
I think there is a New Year’s resolution in here somewhere :)