Have you noticed I don’t blog much anymore? I’m averaging about two posts a month, and I’ve been feeling like I’m letting my readers down. (For those of you subscribed to the Show Your Plastic Challenge posts or Community Discussion Group, it may seem like you receive a lot from me, but those posts are written by other people — other awesome, involved, engaged people. You guys rock!)
So I’ve been doing some thinking (which is not in itself news, by the way.) I’ve been pondering why I am blogging so little lately. It’s true that I am incredibly busy these days — with activist work, giving talks, maintaining my accounting job, having a life. I have a list of about 50 blog posts that I would love to write, and no time to actually sit down and write them. Because blog posts generally take me at least 90 minutes of uninterrupted time, if not more, to put together. (Some posts take all day.) And finding large chunks of available time is hard when I’d rather actually be DOING things than writing about them.
But what if my posts didn’t always have to be long, and detailed, with beautifully edited images, and proofread a gazillion times? What if I just upload quick images and thoughts that occur to me during the day, when I’m marveling at how awesome my bamboo toothbrush is, or trying a new plastic-free sunscreen, or experimenting with wax-coated cloth food wraps? Earlier this week, I promised a long, involved post detailing all of my plastic-free Burning Man solutions, and as it gets closer to the time I leave for my trip, I realize that particular post is never going to happen. But it could, if I chopped it into bite-sized pieces.
So this blog is going to change. I’ll still write long, well-researched posts when I have the time. But I’m going to start posting shorter snippets showing what plastic-free living looks like in real life — as soon as the inspiration hits me. They won’t be perfect. But they will be real. I’ll probably start tomorrow morning. But we’ll see.
If you are subscribed to Daily Posts, you’ll still only receive one email per day, which may contain multiple short posts. So don’t worry about getting inundated with messages. It’s not going to happen.
We’ll see how it goes. I have soooo much information to share. I hope this method will allow me to do that without feeling overwhelmed. Thank you for all your support over the years!