Blogging as a new year's resolution

How were your holidays? Really good I hope. Mine were pretty good. I did have a bit of a health scare that threw me into full-on resolution mode just in time for New Year's, and I'm trying to milk that for all it's worth. But that's not what I want to talk about right now. I'll get to that soon enough.

What I do want to talk about is the fact that I've wasted a lot of time NOT talking on this blog. NOT sharing things, whether it's thoughts, poetry, lyrics, photos... Whatever it could have been. It does not exist because I rarely take the time to write. I did have a stretch of 2008 where I kept updating the blog with fresh content, and it made me really happy. But then I stopped again. It's so easy to stop and just hide out.

I've spent the last 3+ years running a pretty successful writing business, churning out blog posts for various clients a few times a week on a fixed schedule, among other things (like ghostwriting an entire book for one client, or writing standalone projects like the buyers guide for Organic Bouquet). Somehow I always managed to find the passion to put into those posts, even when it seemed like there was nothing more to say. Yet, here on my own blog, I let it slide. For weeks and months, I let it slide.

So, in 2009, my #1 new years resolution is to finally get as healthy as I possibly can (isn't that everybody's #1 resolution every year anyway?)... but a very close second is making blog posts right here at least 3x per week. I've got a lot of loyal readers, many since 2001, and when I follow through on this resolution, it will be my thank you to YOU.

So stay tuned. Lots of updates and renovation ahead in the new year!

New layout for 2009

A Life Scattered Along Dusty Roads and City Lights: In Loving Memory of a Dear Friend, Christy Kopacz Hayes (1967-2008)