Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hebdomadal thoughts

Yet again it has been a very long time since I wrote on this blog. Last time I was feeling the possibility that I might start writing again but then life intervened. I now have a beautiful granddaughter called Hope, born in Leeds in November, and I had a long bout of flu over Christmas and the new year, so one way and another I have been a bit distracted. I have written on my other blog but not here.

However in this new year I have decided to try to write more regularly. The word 'hebdomadal' leapt out at me in a question on University Challenge and then I read this post on one of the craft blogs I follow. Jane Brocket is proposing cutting back from writing daily to writing weekly while I am going the other way, stepping up from very infrequent to weekly!

In order to do this I have also decided to approach this blog differently. Perhaps I have worried too much in the past over what to write here and that may have stopped me writing. Probably I have been too conscious of my strapline and afraid of falling short. I hope that writing something every week will help me to loosen up. I am a Quaker - I write a blog - so this is a Quaker blog whatever I write.

I look forward to exploring this further in the weeks to come and I hope you will join me hebdomadally.


Missus Wookie said...

I always pause when someone asks if my blog is "a Quaker blog" because I feel that as I am a Quaker of course it is... but does it reflect my spiritual journey? Often no, but then I started it as a record of my life in its entirety.

Hope you find a way to write that feels right to you.

Martin Kelley said...

Hi Gil: good to see you again. Funny how we get intimidated by the expectations we ourselves set. I'm that way too. I'll start to write something but then worry that it's not serious enough, or polished enough, or on topic enough. I'm a big fan of whole-people blogs!

Heather Cawte said...

I think this is the view I need to have, too!

I blame my attitude on the years I was entangled in the fundamentalist end of Christianity, constantly asking myself, 'If I do this, will it be a good witness?'