Saturday, February 3, 2007
On growing quieter.
First, a hearty congratulations to the winners of the third annual Unitarian Universalist blog awards! And thanks to my readers who nominated me in several categories and who cast so many votes for me. I came in second in the Best UU-Themed Blog category, and I'm really honored by your votes. Thank you!
Second, I have to confess that I can't keep up with my own expectations for this blog anymore. As regular readers have undoubtedly noticed, I post original commentary less and less often and have said almost nothing about topics you and I both know I care about: A Mormon in the White House? Is Chris Hedges paranoid? Can Dick Cheney be stopped? When will we go to war with Iran? How can liberal churches get their mojo back? I don't have answers to these questions because I haven't had time to make up my mind and tell you.
You can see the drop-off in commentary most clearly in my list of favorite posts from 2006, where I highlighted two or sometimes three posts a month from January to June but only one post every other month in the second half of the year. What has changed, of course, is that my job expanded significantly last summer and now takes most of my attention. And I don't see much free time on the horizon.
I'm still trying to figure out how to keep this site useful to you and engaging to me given the constraints I feel. I started this blog more than four years ago and have loved meeting so many people through it. I realize that this site could go off the air and the "interdependent web" of UU blogs would continue to grow and thrive, which makes me very happy. But I also think I have distinctive things to add, and I wish I had the time to say them. I'm sorry to have grown quieter.
Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 3 February 2007 at 12:10 PM