One of these days this blog will probably go away. Not because my employer will tell me to pull the plug or for fear I’ll post something that’ll get me in trouble. No, this blog will probably go away some day just because I’m either bored, or feel I can’t find something interesting to say.
Or maybe it’ll disappear because I’m writing too much in other places.
As some of you know, I have another blog www.faithandethics.com for WKRN. In addition to those posts, I also produce a newsletter each week that goes out to about 350 pastors, ministers and other leaders in the faith community. Each Monday morning, the station allows me to spend a few hours writing 3-5 stories, finding artwork to go with the articles and then sending it out to subscribers. I’d already been doing a newsletter for my ministry, the ACTS Network so this is nothing entirely new to me, but it is taxing, both in time and creativity.
What’s been cool is the reaction from the people getting the newsletter. Every week I get about a dozen e-mails from someone on the list who tells me they’ve used something in the newsletter in their worship service. A couple of weeks ago my pastor quoted me from the newsletter and told the congregation about my website. Last week, I got an e-mail from a pastor in Green Bay, Wisconsin who tells me their district superintendent told all of the pastors in the district about my website and they’ve been visiting it on a regular basis.
Last night, my site meter showed as many hits from other parts of the country than in Nashville.
So between the writing of the news stories, the newsletter and the blog, this website has taken a backseat. I don’t expect anyone will be saddened by this blogsquat’s extinction, I do appreciate the fact some of you are still checking in here.