When I began, I had a backlog of ideas and writing passion ready to burst forth onto the computer screen. As I wrote my first posts, it was like opening a floodgate on a dam . . . I was swept up in the euphoria of writing again, and ended up publishing practically every week for the first couple of months. I compared my feelings to that of Eric Liddle, the Olympian who said, “When I run, I feel His pleasure.” I told one of my friends, “When I write, I feel God’s pleasure.” Friends who read my blog gave me lovely comments of encouragement, which spurred me on to keep writing.
Then reality set in. Readership began tapering off a bit. I also realized that working full-time, caring for an elderly father, and managing my own health challenges meant that I couldn’t sustain a break-neck pace of writing. I re-grouped and set a more sane approach to my blog schedule in October (see The Tortoise Approach). Continue reading