A bit over three years ago, I began a blogging experiment as a part of my work in parish ministry. Lacking much imagination, I named my blog “Tosa Rector”. Lacking much technical skill, I simply started blathering away (would be preachers are good at that!). The blog wasn’t very visually appealing — words, words and more words. Entries were erratic at best and sometimes I’d forget to write anything for months on end. Quality was, (how shall I say it?) “uneven”.
Then, between January 8 and April 20 of this year, I made it a point to publish something every day. Again, the quality was uneven, but I found that every now and then, I actually managed to say something reasonably coherent. Writing became fun for the first time in years.
Then, I found myself frustrated with the platform I was using. Every time I would think of adding some new thing or another, I would find there was no (at least for me) simple way to do it within the platform. I also became increasingly uneasy with having my “online” identity so tied to my role as the rector of an Episcopal Church. Certainly, serving as the pastor of Trinity Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin is a part of who I am, but the work I do in the parish isn’t the sum total of “me”.
So, here we go again. People who have used this particular platform continually tell me how flexible and “user friendly” it is. This is one user who definitely needs “friendly” when it comes to the blogosphere! The site will be morphing in the coming days…be patient with me as I learn the “ins and outs” of becoming a WordPress person — and as I attempt to grow my writing style as well.
Here goes nothing and (hopefully) something.