Last night Fellow Traveler and I shared our lists of New Year's resolutions. It was an interesting exercise; some helpful intersections that will help us be good accountability buddies for one another, as well as some differences in theme that proved to be good discussion fodder. Some of our "stuff" involves self-care -- eating better, moving more. Some involves adding depth and breadth to our spiritual lives. Some involves getting smarter. Some involves wresting order from chaos in our living spaces.
Since it's the season for reinvention...hey, why not include my poor, neglected blog?
Here are some of of my ideas for the new year.
Consistency. I want to get back to posting every day, even if it's a short post or a link to somewhere else.
Structure. I like the idea of different themes for different days of the week -- not every single day, but little weekly touchstones, like the Friday Five.
Interactivity. Instead of posting my own Deep Thoughts all the time, I think I want to incorporate more questions into my posts, to get others involved.
Of course, as I post this I'm hyperventilating because one of my other resolutions this year was to say "no" to more commitments, not only or even primarily for my sake but for the sake of other people who wind up getting inconvenienced or disappointed when I try to do too many things at once. But I feel sorry for my blog, which I think this Christmas has languished like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree. It's not a bad little blog, really. It just needs some love.