Recently I passed the 100 mark for posted blogs. On the one hand, I was happy to reach a milestone with this endeavor. I guess it speaks to consistency and follow-through. On the other hand, these moments make one reflect on the value of the work itself.
I really don’t know how many actual people read this blog. Typically, I average about seven visitors per week, but I don’t know if those are any more than robots. To some degree, it is not that important, since I knew from the beginning my most important audience would be myself. I am trying to find peace in Jesus Christ by reading and contemplating the gospels. The act of writing blogs with those reflections helps me with that spiritual journey. However, the hope of an imagined internet audience who might also be helped by the insights of my work has always been a consideration.
So if I have an audience, I want to thank you for reading and let you know I plan to take a few weeks off to reconsider the future of the blog–a retreat, if you will. The format of writing about the Sunday gospel for over two years now may need to be changed. I have started to sense I am repeating myself and relying too heavily on the influence of Bishop Robert Barron from WordonFire.com ministries. Perhaps it is time for me to change the frequency or focus (or both) of my blogging. I will stay true to the original concept of simply writing about scriptures and interpreting them in a personally meaningful way. Nevertheless, there are many perspectives and approaches that could be pursued within that concept that I have not previously tried or considered. It is time for my to pray and think about this.
I will be back in July one way or another. I hope you come back then. In the mean time, feel free to leave comments about suggestions for the direction the blog should take.
Peace be with you all.
A Bookish Catholic