Monday, February 15, 2010

Time to Quit?

Number 57.... this is my 57th blog posting since I began last June. I really never dreamed that I would actually have anything to say... much less say in public via the internet. Thank you to those who have kept up and keep checking back. I've had over 7,200 hits since the beginning.... another unbelievable stat.

But lately, I've been struggling with whether I should continue. Honestly, I've not been very motivated to continue. After thinking about it and talking with a friend (I guess I was Thinking Out Loud), I've come to surmise that I've been very cautious in my writings. I usually write only about "surface" topics. Of course there are times when I write about some special events or subjects. But mostly I have refrained from giving my true opinions regarding "less-safe" topics.

This may be the reason I've lost a bit of motivation.... so, one solution is to stop blogging. Another option is to take the leap and begin to post my true opinions and reactions to topics that, up 'till now, I've purposely avoided. All risk aside, I would blog about topics such as current events, politics, the media, religion, relationships, industry, leadership, etc.

There are specific reasons why I have avoided these subjects, but I've determined that I have also shown a lack of courage in avoiding them. My opinion is just that... my opinion. You may or may not agree. But, for the most part, I really haven't voiced much of my opinion... at least not on subjects of depth. Is it worth the risk? Should I step out and reveal a side of me that has remained below the radar?

If you have a preference, let me know!


  1. Jim,

    Speaking for myself, your blog entertains, encourages, and sets a standard for others to reach. Besides, I just like to read it.
    Thinking out loud takes courage and tact, right?

    I encourage you to ask God to reveal His will for you. Colossians 1:9-11 says: " So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you.(I)ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your life will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better." (NLT) If you ask Him, He will let you know.

    Your friend, JDW

  2. Jim,

    Please don't stop blogging. We've enjoyed every one of them and if you decide to take a different
    road, we'll enjoy that too. Much love to all of you. M&D

  3. Jim,
    I hope that you will keep blogging. I enjoy reading it very much. I would love to see above the radar topics, too. Hey, since you've been thinking out loud, it wouldn't hurt to speaking out loud of your opinion!

  4. Please do keep writing. I look forward to your thoughts on deeper subjects. Your example of how to be open & honest given your public profile will be very helpful.

  5. Jim,

    I agree with others above. I think we all could benefit hearing your opinions on the subjects you listed above. With your gift of writing that is not offensive and your business background, I would look forward to reading your blogs. You can continue to write the 'surface' stuff as well because I love the personal twists on day-to-day life.