Why I’m Not Writing


My other blog, on which I write about trivial tech things that most everyone else has already heard of, gets anywhere from 20-40 hits a day.  It’s no big deal for me to whip off a 500 word essay on the importance of backing up files or why the iPad is fantastic and boring at the same time.

So why can’t I write about something that takes up 75% of my waking time and is probably the most important thing I do every day?

I’ve been struggling with this.  I want to write more, but usually when I decide that I want to I just look at the screen and sigh.  Like it just couldn’t hold it all.  It’s easy to be trivial or to talk about mundane things.  Just look at TV newscasts and all the “news” that gets thrown up at you, or our infatuation with reality shows and instant fame.  But to write about something I feel seriously about is hard.  I want to get it right and I want others to find it insightful and interesting.

On the other hand, I don’t know if I can write about my job as a chaplain.  I want to share something from my heart, but I don’t know if it will come back and bite me.  I also don’t know if my experiences are really interesting or if they’re just plain.  They feel plain at times, even when they’re profound.

Anyhow, just to let you know that I haven’t forgotten about this little world.  Hopefully it will get more populated soon.

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