It’s the end of the year, which is an easy time to get reflective about life’s direction, so please bear with me while I do so.
I’m generally very happy with this blog. I’ve been able to do some things with it that I hoped to do, while other parts of it just aren’t coming together like I envisioned. I don’t have the time to devote to it that I’d like (full time would be extra nice), so daily posts are not possible and are not going to be possible for the foreseeable future. In fact, substantial weekly posts are difficult enough. The way I see it, I can either be less substantial and more frequent, or more substantial and less frequent. More substantial is the option I’m most interested in, because I’d rather the posts be worth people’s time. Posting less often is not a great way to build an audience, I know, but I will spend some time next year working on getting more readers despite that.
This blog, to date, has been primarily about science and Catholicism, which was not quite what I had originally intended, but I am finding it extremely worthwhile. Where do science and Catholicism meet, why they are compatible, what are the differences, and what are the solutions to those differences? I’m going to explore these things in greater depth over the next year, and this will be the primary focus here. These Sunday Afternoon posts will continue weekly, serving as the “personal blog” part of the Rivets and Trees.
As for goals in the rest of my life? I’m convinced that most of them can be achieved if I turn off the television…