I had an epiphany a moment ago about this blog. The two of you that regularly give this site a hit, my kids who check in fairly often, along with a bit wider readership that isn't quite regular will recognize I haven't written very consistently for the past several months. The tech troubles of the late spring notwithstanding, there is a simple reason of motivation behind the paucity of writing. I haven't been engaged for the last six months or so with the blog.
I recognized why this morning. Somewhere along the way--and I'm not sure where--I shifted from wanting to express my ideas to needing to expound well. The emphasis on achieving a quality experience for myself before the reader has undercut my interest. Oh well. I have never been interested in a personal blog in which I journal about my life, nor the casualness of such writing. Yet, by moving to pieces that are thought out and "crafted," I was not enjoying the writing.
Anyway, I think with a little more spontaneity back in the mix of my approach, I will write more often.