Friday, May 18, 2007

On slow blogging

Any readers I still have (!) will know that my blogging pace, which was almost daily from January through mid-March, has slowed to a crawl since then. There are several reasons for this:
  • To begin with, I'm working a fair amount. I've been doing some computer work as a consultant of sorts, and have also stayed very busy with family life. This change of pace has thrown my blogging patterns off a bit.
  • Also, I've been working hard at candidacy. In the past several months, I've been very close (but not close enough!) to a firm pastoral call from a couple of churches, including one four-day visit to a church in North Carolina. I've also done a handful of phone interviews, and have been asked to fill out even more multi-page questionnaires. These are time-consuming and exhausting.
  • I've been writing a good bit for other venues. I've written a lot for About This Particular Macintosh, an e-zine, as well as writing some for Low End Mac. I've also been doing a good bit of writing on materials for a capital campaign for my church.
  • I've also been writing a lot for this blog, though you wouldn't know it. In my blog "client" (I use ecto to compose my blog posts), I have about a dozen blog posts at different stages of completion. I also have about as many ideas for posts floating around in my head (I know, not very GTD of me).
  • I'm tired. We've hit the six-month mark for candidacy, and it is sapping me of my enthusiasm. I'm fighting discouragement in the candidacy process. I know from my own research that the optimal time-frame for a search process is seven to twelve months, and that seems like a real long time right now. Candidates-- I feel your pain. Readers-- I need your prayers.
I'll get some new content up very soon. I really do have some exciting things to post, simply pending my completion of the writing. Please keep reading...

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1 comment:

Michael MacCaughelty said...

Press on brother and please keep writing... the Lord led us through 14 months of waiting for the right fit, and having to turn down 3 in those months that weren't right for me and/or my family.