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I’m taking a semi-break.  A what?  A semi-break. It’s a kind of break – but only partially. Let me explain.

I’m going to continue to post travel posts to the blog.  I enjoy doing this and I still have a ton to post.  These posts bring back fond memories.

I’m taking a look at how I’m going to change the blog up a bit.  I’m getting a little tired of some of my other postings – not feeling inspired at the moment.  My backlog of things I had planned on blogging about are “meh” at best.  They just aren’t doing it for me right now.  And frankly, if that’s all they are, then they aren’t worth posting.  Maybe some of this has to do with the way I’ve been posting.  Maybe it has to do with the fact that I’m loaded down with lots of school and church work right now.  Maybe it’s a combination of several things.

Regardless, I need to take a step back from this one part of the blog.  I’m been thinking about how to change the blog up anyway, so this might be a great opportunity to do just that.

Here’s my promise to you – when I’m inspired to write, I will.  I just don’t promise to post on a regular, every day, at the same time consistency for the non-travel part of the blog.  I know this goes against every sage advice about growing a blog.  But here’s the thing – I do this blog because I want to do it.  I don’t make a penny on the blog.  My plan was never to make a penny on it.  I do it because I enjoy it.

Right now, I need a time to re-examine and see where the future of the blog is headed.  And I need some extra time to devote to seminary classes, preaching prep, and candidacy requirements – all of which take up a great deal of time.

Maybe this semi-break will last one week.  Maybe I’ll be back to posting what I have been posting.  Maybe I’ll somehow combine what I’m doing here with my tweets on the bible that I do over on Twitter (@laceduplutheran and @Holey_Bible).  Maybe I combine what I’m doing here with the daily prayer I post (pleasepraywith.me).  Who knows.  I guess we’ll all find out soon enough.  In the mean time, I’d ask for some prayers.  Prayers that I don’t feel overwhelmed, prayers that I complete tasks on time, prayers that I learn what I need to, prayers that the direction of the blog goes the way it should go.

Thank you.  Thank you for reading my blog.  Thank you for the comments you offer.  I appreciate all of you and look forward to moving forward with the blog.