I am scaling back my blogging. I spend about 1-2 hours on most posts. That's writing, researching, photo editing, etc. It's time consuming. It's also worth the effort.
Blogging is an opportunity cost, too. Every hour I spend blogging is an hour I'm not doing anything else. The things I'm not doing include:
- admiring my wife
- talking to my kids
- catching up with friends
- advancing my career
- cleaning up my office
- changing my underwear
- cheering on the Blues (or Cardinals or Rams)
- working out
- washing my car
- fixing that door that doesn't open right
- training my dogs to make a proper CC and club soda
- paying bills
- answering emails
- blowing the leaves out of the garage
- hunting copperheads and rattlesnakes (we have both out here)
- visiting my parents
At the same time, I'm scaling back some other political activity to focus on two important issues:
- Municipal courts
- Grassroots strategy
I'll still post blogs. Maybe more than I have been. But the posts will be short, personal, and even more opinionated than they have been.
I'm sure I'll return to the long form blog in future. After 5 years of this activism, though, I need to bother some other people in my life.
In the meantime, keep the faith. Own your own life. And work for your interests, not your positions.