It’s just about a year since I started blogging. Over 100 posts now. But maybe it’s a good time to reflect on it all. Very early on, I realised that there was a temptation to do things in order to blog about them, or to think about blogging whilst experiencing something. In other words, it has an impact on the immediacy of your life.
It’s helped me to be more reflective about a wider range of things, though. Having to put into written words what you think about a film, or a newpaper article is a good discipline. But it takes a bit of energy – which I need for other kinds of reflection, whether in my spiritual journal or in areas of Church work.
There have been some good conversations, which is what I hoped for in the first place. Thank you so much to all who have commented! Not as many as I’d hoped, but then I’m no good at commenting on other people’s blogs myself. There are just so many words and thoughts flying around, and so little time, it seems, to process them.
And so now I’m pondering where to go next. As I move ever more deeply into ‘Mission Action Planning’ at Holy Trinity, and into formulating and implementing strategy and policy for vocations in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I wonder whether I will continue this more general blog. What I think I’d like to do is to have a more specific, but perhaps also more ‘official’ blog about vocation and the SEC. I could use it to share thoughts, information, good practice, reports of activity and so on.
But is a blog the best place, or Facebook?