Over the past couple of weeks, several of my Tweeps – i.e. Twitter friends – who read this blog regularly and promote it on Twitter and elsewhere, have commented that they don’t know how I can write such in-depth posts as I do on a daily basis. Over the past (nearly) five years that I’ve been blogging, most weekdays I publish a post in the range of 1,000-1,500 words. I get a great deal of pleasure out of this, not only from the interaction with my readers, but also from the actual research and writing process.
That being said, sometimes the self-imposed pressure to publish a long piece every day wears me out. I don’t make a living from my writing, and so I don’t have an editor or publisher pushing and goading me to produce what I do. And last night while listening to Catholic new media guy extraordinaire Greg Willits on a podcast episode of “The Catholics Next Door”, I was reminded that sometimes I need to take a break, particularly when I’m feeling a lot of poking and pulling from many different areas in my life – health, work, personal, spiritual, and so on.
So I’m taking a bit of a blogging vacation, but I will be back next Monday. Hopefully you will stick around and check back then. In the meantime, if you’re itching for things by me to read, try using the “Search” box on this blog to pull up some of 900-odd previous posts I’ve written. Thanks for your continued support, and I look forward to writing more for you soon.