Man, I can talk.

What was all that bally-hoo about in the previous post? Six days later and I haven't posted a thing about a trip that now ended nearly two weeks ago. What's that about? The truth is, I'm finding myself with both less time and, frankly, less inclination to post to my blog these past few months. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I'm no longer sure what purpose I want the blog to serve in my writing life. It turns out that, now that I'm focused on a couple of other creative writing projects, the blog falls by the wayside. I don't seem to have the energy for it or seem to be able to find much inspiration for posts.

This incarnation of my blog started when we moved to Ann Arbor in the fall of 2005 for what was supposed to be a temporary spell. I wanted to chronicle our year for friends and family living elsewhere and for myself as a sort of keepsake. When we relocated permanently to Ann Arbor late summer of 2006, it took on a new purpose: chronicling the exploration of a new town and a life that looked very different from the one I had in St. Louis.

But now what? That's what I'm trying to figure out. And I'm well aware that -- although the readership stats haven't dropped a lot, surprisingly enough -- the whole point of blogging is to post regularly. And I ain't got that much to say right now.

So I'm mulling all that over. Trying to decide how best to move forward with this li'l ol' blog. Trying to decide if it serves me as a writer (or if it just serves as a distraction from my writing) or if it's really just a way to stay in touch with friends, family and a handful of readers. Not sure. Not sure. But when I do decide, you'll be the first to know.