It’s hard to say. I’m leaning towards yes, but here are the cons that keep me from jumping in completely.
(1) Not sure anyone blogs anymore.
I look around and see communication seems to have shifted to twitter and snapchat and texting and the idea of being a blogger seems a little early 2000’s quaint. But then again, I still wear a (non-smart) wristwatch and read a physical newspaper, so maybe slightly obsolete is my style.
(2) I spend a lot of my writing energy on other writing.
Writing novels, and scripts, and short stories takes a lot of time and effort. After I’ve spent those resources during the day, I have very little left over to invest in blog entries.
(3) Sometimes blog posts get people all riled up.
I enjoy online debates very little these days. One person told me recently that they had to undergo years of therapy and medication and still couldn’t write anything online because someone disagreed with them in the comments of their blog. (Okay, they might have also told me that that person who disagreed with them was me.) I have no wish to tread into those dangerous waters again.
But at the same time, I do miss the practice. It’s a form of journaling, which is valuable in the present and the future (looking back.) Some maybe I’ll do something once a week.
I do have things to say.
That’s what I’m leaning towards.