Since I started writing this blog, the earth has hurtled through space at about 18 miles a second (no, I’m not trying to take credit), and returned to the same place in the vastness of space. In the 365 days since November 14, 2007, I have made 342 posts, which is pretty good considering that I do not write on Shabbas.
Writing a blog has made me much more observant. When I initiated this venture, I was afraid that I would run out of ideas very quickly. And while some evenings I worried that I would be blogless the next day (“the what-in-the-world-am-I-going-to-write-about-syndrome”), it happened less frequently than I expected it to. I became more attuned to the smaller nuances in life around me. And of course there were the many times I noticed something, or something happened, and the little blog-master in my cranium snickered in glee: “OK, that’s good for a blog!”
But of course the topic is only part of it. Finding the time to write was often a problem, one that surely affected the potential quality of many posts. It is downright difficult to be articulate, clear, and interesting if you are writing on the run. [My “bad inclination” surely used the blog as an easy way to get me to avoid doing things that may well have been more important.] But then life is all an act of juggling wants, duties, and time limitations, isn’t it?
As a final note, I want to thank those who take the time to comment. It is the best encouragement a blogger can have! (And if you like what you read, please pass on my link!)