I have recently looked at the WordPress Insight page for this blog. It shows the number of times I have posted this past year. Looking at it has been very depressing. There have been months with very few posts, some months where I did not post at all!
I began blogging some years ago, first using Blogspot, then moving over to WordPress. My wish, my hope, was to be able to share my views on the world of the Catholic Church, locally, nationally and internationally. I wanted to share what was happening in my own spiritual life, and spiritual insights about the greater world. And I set the goal of trying to post at least a few times a week. And for the most part I was able to keep to that schedule. Even, when I was laid off, I tried to keep on posting.
Now, I am employed again, but the commute to my new job is two hours to; and two hours back. I am usually not home until 8:30 PM, if I am lucky. And sitting at the computer sometimes is the last thing I want to do. And now, I have the WordPress app on my smartphone, and I have actually posted using it. But is uses a lot of data! And my plan does not have that much.
Of course, the main reason I have not blogged much this year, is that I no longer have the same enthusiasm for it. It is rare for me to be inspired to sit in front of this cranky laptop, that has a cursor with a mind of it’s own; and produce something that people would be interested in reading. And I still like reading others people’s blogposts, for the insights they offer, or just the joy of reading good writing.
Maybe I will rediscover that old enthusiasm again, some day. What I need to do is to open to those moments, when a spark of inspiration ignites within me, and gets to to sit down and write.