I’ve always enjoyed writing. But something happened toward the end of my last blogging experience. I burned out.
I published “The Assembling of the Church” from March 21, 2006 until November 10, 2013… that’s over 7 1/2 years… 2791 days to be exact. During that time, I published about 4300 posts… or approximately 1.5 posts per day. No one else required this amount of blogging from me. I required it from myself.
I think I only continued as long as I did because of the 27,000+ comments that my readers left on the blog. I enjoyed the discussion and community very much.
But I burned out.
I’m glad a took a break from blogging, because it helped me learn something about myself…
Writing is therapeutic for me.
Putting my thoughts down on ink and paper (ummm… figuratively) helps me think, helps me prepare, helps me reduce stress.
But the pressure of wanting (needing?) to constantly publish something was stressful. That desire added more stress than the writing itself removed… So, I stopped writing.
Now, I’m ready to write again… as long as I can stay within the therapeutic realm and out of the stressed out realm. So, for now, I feel no need to write every day. I will write when I want to write. If I don’t publish for several days, so be it.
As long as writing continues to be therapeutic, then I will continue to write.
What about you? Is writing therapeutic for you as well?