Yet, how ironic that of all of steps outlined in my post on, June 11th of this year, titled What I've learned about blogging ..., the one that reads Post something new once a week ... didn't happen, because ...
My family and I are currently in the midst of preparing to move our household to another state, two states away. This has involved making numerous prolonged trips to said state for various reasons.
What is a blogger to do during such erratic times?
Actually, there are some very wise bloggers who keep a roster of completed posts in a queue, and then use an algorithm which kicks in to automatically publish their articles on a regular and timely basis.
Then, there are the bloggers who, for whatever reason, are so sporadic in posting that it comes as a delightful surprise when their articles surface. "Oh! There you are! I have missed you!"
... which is also how I feel when I first spy Orion in the winter sky.
One might have noticed that there have been some irregularities with this blog over the past few years, going from twice-weekly postings to weekly ones, along with a several very necessary hits and misses.
For me, not posting isn't about having nothing to write. I've started a post or two when I had nothing at all to say and found that the writing process itself inspired me. Rather, it hints that I am engage.
Having access to sufficient, unbridled time to write, ruminate, and rewrite is essential for just about any writer, even for one who sometimes composes spontaneously, or "on the fly," as I often do.
And writing afresh still requires that I research my source materials thoroughly, which can take a while, also. So, I find myself stuck somewhere between the regimented and the sporadic blogger.
Cutting myself a little slack for being a self-taught blogger ... not gonna happen. As I've said before, I aspire to be on time and on point as much as I can, and it is deflating to fail in either of these.
All in all, I totally stand behind all of the elements of my previous post on, What I've learned about blogging... I do hope that you will forgive me these lapses of late as I endeavor to regain my footing.
My, but it's good to be back!