Well, it’s the last day of 2015. As I sit here in the office and sip from the first of what is sure to be MANY cups of coffee, I can’t help but think back over the last 365 days and take inventory. I quit making resolutions some time ago because I never seriously followed up on them. That doesn’t mean I have no plans or goals, but I don’t like putting unnecessary pressure on myself. I also don’t like the guilt that comes when I inevitably break my resolutions.
I had goals for this blog and I met most of them. I didn’t post every single day and I don’t know that I will ever reach that one, but I am still striving for it. I think my longest stretch without missing a post was 157 days. That’s pretty good for someone just starting to consider regular blogging. I think most of my posts really did have something to say but I do know that there were some that I threw up here just so I wouldn’t miss a day. I plan to work on that for 2016.
I still plan to review books, music, and films in 2106 but I also hope to incorporate more devotional thoughts and hopefully some biblical insight. I haven’t gotten to the point where I write because I think people need to hear what I have to say. I’m still writing for myself and I still enjoy it. I have considered ways to boost my audience and I may attempt some of those in the near future but for the time being I am still writing primarily for myself and the handful of people who I know read this. I would like this to become an extension of my ministry in the local congregation so I am thinking about things I can do to merge the two. We’ll see what happens.
This is my plan for blog posts next year. I am going to attempt to stick to this schedule for at least a month before I decide if I need to make any changes.
Sunday – Sermon Thought For The Day
Monday – What I’m Reading
Tuesday – What I’m Listening To
Wednesday – Bible Study Thought For The Day
Thursday – What I’m Watching
Friday – Flashback Friday (Nostalgic post)
Saturday – The Week In Review (news, sports, whatever)
I am probably going to change up the layout of this in the next day or so. I’m not really happy with the current one but it is functional. It isn’t totally unpleasant so I’ve pretty much left it alone. Truthfully, I don’t like it and I’m looking for something else. I just wanted to throw that out there so you don’t show up one day and wonder if you got the wrong blog.
I’ll close this final post of 2015 by thanking all of you who did take the time to read, even if it was only one post. I appreciate it. I will also leave you with my ten favorite albums that were released in 2015.
1. Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Alone In The Universe
2. Def Leppard – Def Leppard
3. Bryan Adams – Get Up!
4. Stryper – Fallen
5. Coheed And Cambria – The Color Before The Sun
6. Colin Hay – Next Year People
7. Jerry Gaskill – Love And Scars
8. Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls
9. W.A.S.P. – Golgotha
10. Kevin Max – Broken Temples
Grace and peace.