As some of you may have guessed, I have taken a sabbatical of sorts from blogging.
|I took this picture while taking a quiet walk at a writer’s conference.|
This is been rather intentional on my part, and not at all due to life’s busyness crowding out my time for blogging. In fact, it’s been quite the opposite.
During some of my busiest seasons, I have maintained my blog. Since April, however, life has resumed a fairly normal pace with nothing too major happening. Still, I took a break – not from writing, just from blogging.
In April, I attended my first writer’s conference . While there, I attended numerous seminars and enjoyed countless conversations with other like-minded writers.
I went to the conference with a few simple goals:
- To connect with other writers
- To learn more about the craft of writing
- To spend some quiet time alone with God
I was able to do all three. And when all was said and done, I came away with a lot of good stuff to think about.
Writing, in itself, is many things. It is a way to communicate and connect with others. It is a way to share thoughts or ideas or feelings. It is also way to delve deeply into one’s own heart, mind, and soul – searching for words to articulate eternal truths.
As an English teacher, I cannot help but encourage everyone to write. Writing leads to discovery. And I am delighted whenever I learn of someone new trying out this important practice.
So why the sabbatical from blogging?
I have been blogging for over two years, and it has been an incredible journey thus far. Through blogging, I have “met” some wonderful people all over the world. I have also learned a few things along the way. And for about a year now, I have known that I would like to re-focus my blog at some point. After the writer’s conference, I knew it was time.
I have a new blog site under construction, but it’s not just the technical and artistic matters I am working on. The focus and content are most important to me.
I will continue posting here on The Quiet Quill in the meantime, and I will let you know when the new site is up and running.
What are some of your favorite blogs to read?