10 Years of Blogging

Today is my 10-year blogging anniversary. That should be a pretty significant milestone, but it doesn’t feel like it. The last 5 years have seen a sharp decline in how much effort I’ve put into this space. I haven’t maintained it well for half of the 10 years The Eagle & Child has existed. In the last two years I posted as much as I did in one month in 2005 (no wonder my wife had issues with my blogging back then).

I don’t want to give up on blogging just yet. But I’m not sure what direction to take it in. I looked back at random months in my archive and I had some fun with it back in the day. These days I start writing something thoughtful and serious and it doesn’t take long for me to lose interest or feel like it’s not worth posting here. I have 128 draft posts of various lengths, 26 of which are from the last year.

I need to find the fun again.

I write a reflection for our church bulletin almost every week. Maybe I should post those here. But that’s not the kind of fun I was thinking of.

At any rate, over the years this blog has made me some new friends and in some respects helped get me where I am today in the church in The Field. It has been an interesting ride, old friend.

Anyway… here’s to 10 years of blogging! And here’s to increased fun and creativity here!

2 thoughts on “10 Years of Blogging

  1. Mr. C.C.

    I appreciate the honesty. This year has been so light in terms of posts on my blog. It’s that I’ve been lazy in blogging. I want to increase the number of posts next year. Be more deliberate in posting.

    I am working on a post about blogging. You’ve gave me some fodder to add to it.

    I hope you keep blogging as I do enjoy coming and reading your posts when I do stop by.

  2. Toni

    Marc – I completely missed this – as you say, output has been a little lower recently, and seeing the Desolation Of Smaug as a new post, I looked no further, assuming that to be December’s offering.


    Our output is down for all of us. I rather think it’s an aspect of being in leadership, to a degree, and having to be enormously more careful about what we post and possible repercussions in the lives of people we care for. I tend to bury some of my less palatable stuff by starting to post techie or music-related things, and then switching subject. It’s definitely good to look back through the stuff we’ve written, never knowing what nuggets we might uncover.

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