Five years ago today (January 26, 2002), I wrote my very first blog post of what I thought would be a record of writing a novel from start to finish. It wasn’t long before I found I enjoyed blogging about my faith walk more than saying, “Wrote five pages yesterday.” It was clear to me that, like most jobs, much of the day to day of writing a novel is not exciting or interesting to others.
My readership really kicked up a notch when I left Diaryland and moved to Typepad in October 2004. That’s also when I began to read more blogs and gain on-line friends.
A few days ago, I read on BJ Hoff’s Grace Notes that blogging is down. Maybe so, but I’m still enjoying it. However, I’ve never felt the pressure to make this a job. It’s fun, like calling up one of my BFFs and having a chat over the phone.
That’s about as deep as this particular post is going to get. I’ve had a busy week writing, then was at the hospital with my mom again in the ER, and then caught some sort of bug. Fortunately, it doesn’t feel like it (the bug) is going to stick around. As for Mom, she’s bounced back too. We probably won’t know what caused her illness, but at least we ruled out most of the bad stuff.
And now I’m getting back to work.
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