Finding Time to Blog
One of the questions I get often is "where do you find the time to do this (blogging thing)?"
I can't explain why, but blogging has become a pretty important part of my everyday life. I blog on my computer. I blog on my Tungsten. I scratch ideas on a pad that I carry around. I save messages on my mp3 player if I'm out running and have it with me.
Blogging has somehow hit a cord with me, and since I started last year March I think about what I'm going to post all the time -- I'm more or less on the lookout for stuff to write about constantly, and now have a list that I will definitely never ever get to the bottom of.
What keeps me going is the thought that there either is, or will be, someone out there who is reading this (like you) who might one day decide that they want to return to live in Jamaica, or some other Caribbean island, and have no idea as to where to start. I started writing when I could find nothing other than basic information on where to get the right forms and what ministries to deliver the forms to.
And , I'm also writing to give what hopefully will be future children and grandchildren an idea of some of the thoughts that are buzzing through my head. I'm not sure what they'll make of it all, of course, but perhaps it might be mildly entertaining.
But I guess I'm really writing for my own enjoyment, to be honest. Public writing is different than keeping a private diary, which would bore me to tears... I'll admit, there is something slightly risky about the whole thing, which is probably what keeps me writing. After all, I happen to be in the business of "pushing the edge" in my career, so why not do it here also?
I'm glad to report that writing, on a whole, has transformed from a chore (a necesary evil) into something that I just can't wait to do. That change has been a tremendous gift from the Universe.