Photo: A dog on the Acropolis.
The reason for the infrequent posting has to do with lack of time and energy, mostly. Work and family claim the lion's share of my attention, and there are other, paying, writing gigs that I pursue, in my endless quest to catch up with my lost fortune.
I also have come to believe that pumping quality content into BwP, or "giving away the milk for free," as Typepad puts it in a billboard encouraging bloggers to advertise, is not the best use of my time. Although I am not committed to BwP at this point in time to write well enough and regularly enough to justify ads, I figure that is what will be in my future.
Or at the very least, I will be advertising my books, at such time as they are available for purchase. I have a couple of projects still in the hopper, and one which I hope to finish at some point before the end of 2010. You never know.
I do believe, as I wrote a few posts ago, that long-form blogging will probably become more like a newspaper column in the years to come-- with microblogging so attractive and available, fewer people will take the time to keep a regular blog, and what they will write will be more serious, less dear-diary, more niche-audience-oriented, and ad-supported for sure if not paid by a larger concern.
There will always be those blogs written by folks that want to send a message in a bottle. But once the message is sent, is there any reason to continue on?
BwP is going on 5 years old. I have written over 500 posts on mythology and other humane topics. I don't think my focus is fading; it's just that I would like to write for money more often now.
So, the upshot: sponsor BwP and the posts will come thick and fast. There's nothing better than money to push an author's muse into high gear.
And, as always, thanks for reading.