In March 2019, I decided I would force myself to write on a blog on a weekly basis in order to build my writing muscle. Giving myself a weekly task and an unofficial target of 1,000 words seemed doable, and it would let me see if I *could* write every week.
In the 150 weeks since I started, I probably wrote 120 times. It was hard to build the routine at the start, but over a few months I found I looked forward to writing on Sunday mornings. I logged items through the week that I wanted to write about, and was able to keep a nice rotation of sections - profound items found that week, reading, cycling, beer, words.
Writing every week became a drag about four months ago. The problem was not that I did not want to write, but that I did not want to write about those particular topics. I still like reading and beer and learning new words, but I did not want to write about them. Looking back at the number of weeks in the past few months where I skipped a week, it was clear this blog was a chore I no longer wanted to do.
With that in mind, I have decided to end this blog. I am going to replace it with a new writing schedule with different categories. The specifics of the categories and the schedule will be released later once I am comfortable with my plan, but it will be more about writing fiction instead of writing as reporting.
For the small handful of people that came by and read this every week, thank you very much. I look forward to your feedback as this site morphs in the near future.