Breaking the Silence

Ive been a terrible writer this summer.  Work has been very busy and takes all of my focus, ideas, creativity, energy, you name it.  So I have had little time or inspiration to write.

Ive had some good stories evolve over the past several months, but I have had some sort of weird writers block.  It could be that its summer and I spend ALL of my free time at the pool.  It could be because I am empty after long hours at work.  What I hope its not is me chickening out.

Since I started writing at My Living Canvas I have learned alot about the blog world.  I’ve subscribed to almost 100 different blogs in my reader and I try to keep up with the latest and greatest trends in communications, music, church management, and a little extra for fun.  There are so many out there.  So many messages.  Too much information.  So many better, more focused and topical blogs.  I started to get intimidated.  Silly, right?  But I think that may be the true source of my silence.  I am intimidated and maybe a tiny but burnt out.  What I have started to think about lately is if my blog even matters.  Why am I doing this in the first place?

So I dug into the archives and I have taken a second look at my “maiden blog post” here at my living canvas.  The truth is, I did not start this blog for any reason other than to get in the habit of writing and being brave enough to share some of my stories.  It wasnt for any other reason.

So I am going to stop trying to make this blog something its not.  This started as an exercise in writing.  To give me a place to post my stories and hopefully get some feedback, which I have.  And I intend to keep it up.

I may make a few changes on My Living Canvas over the next couple of weeks. It may be time for a fresh perspective. I hope you will continue to be a part of this little on line community with me.  I’ve really enjoyed having you here.

Praying for New Things


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Ryan says:

    Well now that you have a wonderful new Future Leader to help you out you should have plenty of free time to write 😉

    Keep it up…I was wondering where you had disapeared to!

  2. jeff says:

    yeah, keep it up, AL! just write when you get the time. you’re good, very talented. pretend you’re on one of those crazy expensive machines in Israel and have 30 minutes tops to write. make it fun. don’t feel any pressure, and if you do step back until ya don’t…

  3. Shannon says:

    So glad to hear that you have not given up!! I love reading WHATEVER you write. It makes me feel like I am involved in a conversation with you. I am praying for God to give you fresh words and ideas. I LOVE YOU!!!

  4. Momma says:

    All the great ones get writer’s block sometime.

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