Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hiatus and Future Directions

It has been quiet here on hyperekperissou over the last couple of months, so I thought I'd better write a short post about why. This year is proving to be an incredibly busy one at work and some of my work-related volunteer projects which, added to getting used to a longer commute with the new house, has sapped up most of my free time and energy which I ususally would give to blogging. This is one reason why I've been incredibly grateful to Joel and Rod for taking on the Patristics Carnivals over the last few months because that has freed me up considerably. But the larger problem of what to do about this blog remains because things do not look like they're going to settle down anytime soon.

Add to this, I've really not been getting ideas about what I should personally be writing. That may be a function of lacking time to read and reflect or it could be symptomatic that it is time to change my approach or my projects in regard to patristics. I really don't know.


So, the long and the short of where I am right now is that I think I have to accept that I need to take a step back from blogging over the next few months. I will continue to coordinate the Patristics Carnvival and post a carnival or two, if I need to (although I can still use help with hosting!). If I get any brilliant ideas about a blog post, I'll do that, but I just don't want to force it. Meanwhile, I'll be trying to figure out what direction God is leading me as far as my patristics interests and this blog. Prayers are always gratefully accepted and any brilliant ideas welcomed.

Peace,
Phil

4 comments:

Weekend Fisher said...

Count me among your well-wishers. As far as advice goes, I don't know that I have any business offering any so take this with a grain of salt: I find that, when I have a little time to collect myself and rest, then my mind finds itself leaning towards that which it wants to do. Sometimes God works with us through our desires.

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF

Jim said...

Phil,

Sometimes, anyone who writes serious essays hits a dry spell. Maybe you need a new direction, maybe you just need rest. Taking some time is not a bad thing to do. I have gone dry for a while now and again too. I will look forward to the next chapter.

FWIW
jimB

J. L. Watts said...

Phil,

We'll be here waiting and watching. Let me know if I can help with any more carnivals, etc...

Phil Snider said...

Anne, Jim and Polycarp;

Thanks for your comments and for your prayers. I'm still checking in from to time to time to maintain the blog and thinking about where to go from here. I appeciate your kind thoughts though!

Peace,
Phil