Back in August I wrote that I would be very sporadic on this blog for a while. With my last post more than two months ago, I'd say that was a good prediction. My leave of absence from school ends in a few weeks so I'm now working at clearing the cobwebs in my head. After nearly three months of abstinence from blogging, blog reading and blog commenting, I have 7241 unread posts waiting for me in my feed aggregator. So do I try to catch up, or just start over?
I looked through some of my old posts to get a feel for where I was headed before the hiatus. A couple posts that helped were Window to the Edu-Blogger world, where I outlined my reasons for blogging, and The world is not flat, where I laid out some premises for non-western educational blogging. I'm fairly pleased with how I was getting the hang of it, but now I'm not sure if I'll continue on the same track.
Starting over is not as simple as it sounds. The longer you're away from something, the weaker the hold that it has over you. That frantic drive to read everything in sight and blog several times a week is gone. I don't feel the compulsion to be aware, smart and clever. I don't even care much about the stats. I've had time now to think about what I really want to accomplish, and even whether blogging is part of that or not.
I'm going to give it a go, but I'm not making any promises about where I'll end up. I'm grateful to all who have remained subscribers. I'm glad you've stuck with me, and I'll try to make this new start worthwhile.