Change of Heart

In December, I wrote that two-thirds of the time I think positively about blogging and so I planned on continuing. I enjoy my work as an educator a lot; however, I now realize I’m not passionate enough about education to comprehensively “cover” it in my non-work hours.

Even if I attempted to comprehensively cover it, I’m not sure people would  tune in.

Sometime since the first of the year my blogging enjoyment quotient dipped. I don’t regret the time I’ve spent blogging, but I haven’t been as successful as I hoped in creating a growing, engaged readership. In hindsight, my lack of success is probably because I haven’t filled any particular niche and I haven’t networked with other bloggers nearly enough.

Time for a blogging sabbatical.

Thank you for reading. And thanks to Dean, Travis, Francis, Lynn, Scott and others for commenting on occasion.

7 thoughts on “Change of Heart

  1. the hardest part about blogging is finding an audience. Even if you have great content, really well presented, getting the message out there is the challenging part. Networking seems to be the key here; finding contacts, people who will speak for you, pass on your links. Definitely a process that takes commitment.

  2. Ron: Your blogs are engaging and timely. The problem is the broadcasting, not the content. Please continue, perhaps 12 months instead of 52 weeks. I can certainly help broadcast!

  3. Ron,
    Will you still keep writing essays but just not on your blog? You certainly have enough ideas and themes for at least a book, I’m sure.

    francis

  4. Francis,
    I’ll probably return to the blogosphere at some point, but I don’t know when. And yes I will continue to write off-line and thanks for the encouragement. Kind of like Cameron on voice, I think books should evolve naturally when one has A LOT more to communicate than a few essays allow. That might happen if I get inspired to pull my disparate writing together. I appreciate your confidence in me and hope you’ll stay in touch.
    Ron

  5. Even though it hasn’t been as big as you wanted, a small community has evolved around your blog. I thank you for taking the risk to present your art and your opinions to the public- that’s the hardest part. You are a creative, funny writer who definately has a voice because you always write about what matters to you. And a lot matters to you. Keep up the writing. And thanks also to the commenters for their input. I always enjoy reading them.

  6. Well, it’s been well over a month and you didn’t blog again, so I assume you are indeed halting. I enjoyed reading your blog and thanks for visiting mine. I’m going to go through and read some of the posts I didn’t get to before (January and February were exceedingly hectic — though I did take a group of students to Italy and blogged the trip). Take care!

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