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For the past several months, I have written (at least) one blog post each weekday. This endeavor has been very enriching and intellectually stimulating for me, encouraging me to spend time doing research, studying various topics, and diligently seeking after truth.
It is time for the cycle to be broken. I’ve been contemplating this for a few weeks now, but haven’t felt the need to do it just yet. With so many things running through my mind, I am certain I will still post several times per week, but I no longer will be making a concerted effort at doing so each weekday.
A quote that Richard cited yesterday helps one to analyze the goals and tasks we deem important:
It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? (Henry David Thoreau, via Quoty)
I find blogging to be quite enjoyable and rewarding—well, most of the time. There are certainly other priorities in my life which merit equal or more attention, and in an attempt to focus my life on what’s important, I am dropping the goal of daily posts.
That being said, I already have posts planned for the rest of the week, so we’ll see when the cycle will actually be broken… :)