Upon updating my various social media, I decided a few weeks ago to check on my website.
Turns out, it had been taken down because I never paid the bill due in May. So I renewed.
Today I took a look and noticed my last blog post was more than a year ago. And I discussed the all-too-appropriate topic of using the restroom before boarding a subway (a lesson I still haven’t quite learned).
So why I haven’t blogged in more than a year?
I don’t know.
I often come across topics where I think to myself, “That would make a good blog post.” One of those topics includes this post you’re reading right now. And the reason why many of these posts never come to fruition is because I have not much more to say.
During one of the presidential debates of 2012, I found myself shouting at the television. Unlike many people, I rarely post personal opinions or items to Facebook. Part of it is to keep the peace, part of it is to maintain my air of mystery, and the final part is because I’ve always worked in a profession that requires objectivity. So this night, after becoming infuriated by one of the candidates, I posted on Facebook:
I’m a journalist. I do not have opinions. I’m a journalist. I do not have opinions. I’m a journalist. I do not have opinions. I’m a journalist. I do not have opinions. I’m a journalist. I do not have opinions. I’m a journalist. I do not have opinions. I’m a journalist. I do not have… ugh.
You get the idea.
Of course I have opinions. I just don’t like to share them in the public discourse. Private conversations with friends and acquaintances are more fair game. But my Internet personality is largely neutral.
So that’s often why I don’t post blogs. I like to observe, not opine. And I like to write about what I observe. And I probably don’t do that enough.
So here’s my vow. As a communications professional, I promise in 2016 to blog more than I did in 2015.
And since you’re reading the first blog post of 2015, that shouldn’t be such a challenging feat.