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Fate and the Deacon’s Blog

Or, perhaps more accurately, what is the fate (or future, or destiny, or whatever) of this blog?

I’m not sure, but I’m struggling over it.

I don’t want to end it, but I wonder if what I’m writing has any significant meaning for anyone, or any purpose anymore.

Mind you, I’m not saying this blog was a waste of my time for the past…hold on, I have to go to my home page to check this…


Almost two years now I’ve been doing this.

OK, so the past two years weren’t a waste. I talked about a lot of spiritual issues I thought were important. I addressed some more carnal matters that religious folk hardly ever want to talk about like adults (instead waggling their fingers and saying “don’t!” for no logical or discernible reason) I’ve talked about current events and politics. I’ve snarked on various issues. I’ve shared poetry I wrote years ago and started writing a novel right here on these virtual pages.

But has the blog run its course?

Some blogs do.

I don’t feel as much push to write stuff frequently here. That’s partly because I’m not sure what to say anymore. I feel like I added so many things to the mix that I’m not sure if this blog is a useless hodgepodge or an entertaining and sometimes enlightening place.

I just don’t know.

So, I prevail upon you readers who come here regularly to let me know. Comment. Tell me whether you’d miss this blog. Tell me what you think should change, if anything. Let me know if I’ve gone astray.

But please comment if you come here regularly. I’ll be leaving this post up for the next week, give or take, without any other posts to distract from it.

This isn’t about stroking my ego, because I hardly have one. And frankly, I get plenty of ego stroking at the other blog for my fiction-writing skills (even the non-erotic stuff). This isn’t about making me feel good but about speaking your honest feelings about this blog, me and the future of this endeavor. There are blogs out there I would miss if they went away. But I don’t know if any (or many) of you would miss mine. If you consider it an essential destination in your daily or weekly blog visits.

Please tell me. Please don’t hold back. And please don’t be shy about telling me anything you think is wrong, as well as what you think is right.

I only want to continue working on this blog if it serves a purpose. If it doesn’t anymore, then I need to stop.

But only y’all can tell me if that’s the case, and the more of you who chime in, the more confident I will be, in whatever choice I make.


Deacon Blue is the blogging persona of editor and writer Jeffrey Bouley. The opinions of Jeff himself on this blog, and those expressed as Deacon Blue, in NO WAY should be construed as the opinions of anyone with whom he has worked, currently works, or will work with in the future. They are personal opinions and views, and are sometimes, frankly, expressed in more outrageous terms than I truly feel most days.

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