Making the Commitment

Taken somewhere in the midwest this summer.

Taken somewhere in the midwest this summer.

Dear Diary, 

Once again, I have been woefully neglectful of this little online space. At the same time, I wonder if anyone is really reading blogs these days. The virtual landscape has changed so dramatically in just a few short years - it's now easy to keep up with people on any number of social media portals, most of which are more amenable to movement and mobility. Rather than spending larger chunks of time following a few people through blogs, we're now able to (sort of) keep up with literally hundreds of friends and connections with a quick perusal of Facebook's news feed. I'm not sure blogs have the same pull they had way back in ye olden days of 2006.

My blog has become something I keep feeling guilty about - it's here, it hasn't had much attention recently, and although I think of things to write about all the time, I rarely actually sit down and do that writing. This is intricately connected to another writing-related guilt trip I've been on - shame over having let my writing practice fall so far down on my daily priority list. I've talked plenty about "working on my next book", but haven't actually done much of that work, and I am pretty sick of hearing myself talk about it. Because I'm not just talking about it - I'm discussing it, then not doing anything about it, then feeling bad, then frustrated, then guilty. And then it starts all over again the next time someone else asks me what I'm working on. 

I'm ready to say enough is enough, and this means I need to clear my plate of as many distractions as possible, including guilt over not keeping up with my blog. So here's the quick + dirty on how to keep up with my work, projects and adventures...

Follow me on Facebook. I'm not prolific with my updates, but I do share news of any articles, projects or events there first. I also post pictures of Tilda, and they're always a treat.

Follow me on Instagram, especially if you like Notes from The Rocket. 

Visit my Offerings page from time to time, because once new projects and creations are ready to share with the world, they'll be posted right there. 

I'm sure I'll check in here from time to time, but in order to give my next book the commitment it deserves, I need to channel as much of my time and energy - particularly writing time and energy - to its creation.

"Commitment is an act, not a word." -Jean-Paul Sartre

Christine Mason Miller

Santa Barbara, CA

Writer * Artist * Storyteller * Guide