>> Thursday, September 30, 2010
I wish I had a wonderful excuse why I haven't been writing blog posts or more assiduously following everyone else. I've tried to keep up with all of you, but I haven't seemed to have anything of import to say myself. I don't have a great excuse. I haven't been swamped or overcome or hit by a bus. I just haven't been driven to write a post.
Maybe I've said all I have to say.
Or maybe the mood will hit me again.
Between my three blogs, I've written over 750 posts (not counting those I haven't yet reused from the now-defunct today. com). Since I've made a point of saying something of meaning in the vast majority of those posts, that's a great deal.
Politics, science, writing, history, philosophy, quotes. I'm a dabbler and I've enjoyed it. But I don't want to write a post to check a box or meet a quota. I want, if I'm writing, to do it because it calls to me. For some reason, the passion I once had to write blogs seems to be on the wane.
Still, it's here. And, who knows, I might get the drive again. Or regurgitate other "greatest hits." Just wanted you all to know I haven't forgotten you; nor am I ungrateful for the readership and fascinating comments I've often received. But if I want my blog to mean something, I should write it when I'm impelled to write it.
And, at the moment, I'm not (as this rambler can demonstrate).
I hope you'll stop by now and again in case I find some untapped well of inspiration that currently eludes me.
Your patience is appreciated.