Lately, I’ve really been reconsidering whether to continue with this blog. Obviously, I haven’t posted in a while here and that’s been for a variety of reasons.
First among those is that I really feel like I don’t have anything valuable to say. This partly stems from my last blog post, the open letter on bullying. After I wrote that and kept it up, it started to feel like that was the most important thing I ever have said or ever could say again. And I just spent it on a small blog that gets a handful of page views. Sure, I could probably do more to promote the blog, but is it necessary?
Secondly, I find myself lately not reading blogs. I have blogs in my blog roll and people post. But very often, I scan the titles of their newest posts and then click mark as read in my reader. They don’t get opened and they certainly don’t get clicked-through if the author has enabled reader shortening.
Third, since I took a long break from writing I haven’t been as motivated to keep up on social media as I used to. Even when I’m drafting, social media never feels like a priority.
Honestly, the last three (almost four) years of blogging are starting to feel like they’ve been a bit of a waste. Not a colossal waste. Not a total waste. But a bit of a waste.
So if I’m quiet around here for a while longer, just know I’m still lurking and such. But I’m quiet because I’m not certain this is the most valuable spot for my voice to be.