Tuesday, March 15, 2011
1) It is Lent. This year for Lent I am trying to spend less time online. The easiest way to do this is drop blogging and use the time in other ways. Also, I am extremely busy at work as we get ready for Palm Sunday and Easter. We are also making plans for church programming for next year. I need to focus on these things.
2) I need some time to consider the direction of Burbania Posts. This year I expanded its range to encompass my sabbatical year and--of course--homeschooling Norm. I originally thought of it as a way to connect with family and church members during this year of study and transition. However, my readership continues to tend toward the fellow bloggers, clergy, and friends who have always dropped by. Good folks, too. Family and church members do read it, but not, it appears, in any great numbers.
No matter what group you might be in, I am glad to have you. Thanks for reading my blog and I hope you do again! The question for me, then, is what do I want to write about in the future if I expect people to be interested in reading what I write? Do I go back to gardening (which right now sounds fantastic) and other Ecological concerns? Do I blog about my career as a small church minister? I don't know. Perhaps the blog has even run its course and I need to find some other creative outlet. If so...what?
3) I am really grumpy in March. Can't help it. Those of you who know me know this already. I need to reduce distractions so that I can be present as pastor, father, husband, etc. while also experiencing the beauty of spring and the wonder of my favorite liturgical season.
Still, I don't like firm dates so you may hear from me (here, that is) before Palm Sunday, but probably not. It is more likely I will be back during Holy Week. Until then, fellow bloggers can expect me to lurk on their blogs and comment from time to time. Others are welcome to email or call or whatever. I will be working...and buying seeds...