The trouble with blogging is that it’s great if you do it regularly and it’s…far less great when you don’t do it as regularly. For years, I had a goal of posting to my blog once per month, and I managed to hit that. But I got busier as my kids got older and my work got more demanding.
I’m proud to say that I’ve made some really strides in the last five or six years toward achieving a better work/life balance. I no longer spend most of my evenings writing and reading. Am I less productive for it? In the realm of blogging, definitely. In the rest of my life, I think not.
Nevertheless, I’ve missed the regular appointment with this space that required me to say something about what I’ve been working on or thinking about. I’ve admired the work of Kathleen Fitzpatrick—for many reasons—but for the last few years, I’ve appreciated how she’s taken blogging back from 1k-plus posts to the shorter thoughts that predominated in the first half of the 2000s. I’m going to try to do the same, not letting the perfect be the enemy of the finished.