Anti-Blog Apologia

I started this blog nearly a year ago, the first post was January 14th. Since then, this blog has gotten 629 visits from 412 unique locations in 25 different countries. Mainly I think the visitors are my parents and Facebook friends that have looked up my profile, saw this website listed, and checked it out. Yet I’ve only made a paltry 10 posts in the last 11 months, and none since May. And since May, I’ve received 310 visits, and each of those that came looking for something new left disappointed. You’ve been great, I haven’t.

There are many reasons, but mainly it boils down to
1) being busy with other things (blog has not been a priority)
2) the nature of a blog in my mind
Point 1 will likely be the subject of an upcoming update post, so I’ll leave it for then.
Point 2 here is vaguely worded because it needs a longer explanation. Most of the posts I’ve made have been about things that are important to me and things that I know will interest others. I have tons of ideas all the time that I’d love to write about, and get feedback from interested friends. But many of them seem trivial a few hours after I get the idea, or its so random I don’t want to put it next to more “serious” posts, which could make people think I’ve gone off the deep end.
All this is ending, today. For the next week, I will make one post a day to rejuvenate this old hound, and after that I’ll commit to at least one new post per week, hopefully more.
There are several reasons for this change of attitude. One is that over the last year, I’ve had a lot of great experiences, and I’ve realized that a blog is a great way to keep in touch with friends without imposing yourself on them. I want to take advantage of that. Also, in some way its a type of diary- I wish I’d been better about posting so that I could look back and have a clearer sense of my frame of mind, what I’ve been doing, how I viewed the world/Hanoi, etc. Finally, writing on a blog a good way to practice focused writing and remain critically engaged.
OK, enough blog apologia, but I just wanted to let you know whats up.
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