Site Update

sabbatical

When I started this blog just over six months ago I had no idea what to expect. Unlike most areas of my life, there was not a clear direction or goals. I was not convinced that the internet needed yet another blog, but at the same time I needed an outlet for my musings on faith, science, reason, Ignatian Spirituality and Teilhard de Chardin that was not being met in family or church circles. So I took the plunge into the blogosphere.

I had the same trepidation that many first-time bloggers do; that my thoughts would disappear into the great internet void and no one would read them. I was very pleasantly surprised when I first started getting some hits and good comments. Eventually, I found other fascinating blogs (please check out the links on the right side of this page!), traffic picked up and I was getting into a routine. I had a fantastic time “meeting” other bloggers and learning other perspectives.

My initial goal was to follow my inspiration and post something at least six times a week for the first year. Alas, the reality of a demanding job, fatherhood and other commitments starting taking its toll. In part, due to the advice of a couple of my blogging friends, I am going to try to set aside some more time for myself (thank you Julie and Lynda!). As a result, while I am going to continue blogging, it may be closer to two to four posts a week rather than six. Hopefully there will be improved quality to make up for the lower quantity 🙂

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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11 Responses to Site Update

  1. claire46 says:

    The blogosphere definitely needed your blog, William. You have made it a fabulous resource. Blogging is time-consuming, and the quality that you offer has to be even more so.
    Find your pace. We are bound to love it.

  2. Theresa says:

    Understood and something I am facing as well. I feel certain your quality of posts will remain sterling. Blessings…

  3. William if I was still in the classroom, I never could have maintained a blog as regularly as I do today and run my classroom— on top of the myriad of other responsibilities I had at school keeping anything straight, current, or of quality. My dear closest friends who are still at school don’t even read my blog as they simply do not have the time—they do confess this and I completely get it. My dedication to my blog now is a direct result of the regimented life I lived spending a lifetime, 31 years, in a school environment. The blog became my transition and a way I could still feel relevant as a teacher as I still had things to “teach” and share. I had always wanted to write, wishing I had gone into journalism rather than education but after almost 5 years in college of figuring out a direction, my parents were more than ready for me to find myself and find a career!!! 🙂 40 years later, here I am!
    I began this blog business by posting pictures, quotes and stories, going a bit overboard with excitement and wanting to touch a wide audience–but then I got into a groove of one posting a day and mixing up my content reflecting my many loves–be it my faith, art, travel, cooking, relationships… A lot of my kids (students) were reading blogs—I wanted to be available to them still, plus to other kids who might stumble upon a blog that was not, in my opinion, too much of this world as there are so much out there that lacks substance and is a mere reflection of our fallen sinful nature—I don’t want that constantly feeding any of us… Your blog offers insight, spirituality, teaching, knowledge, connections and simply important content that nourishes the mind and soul—so so important.
    But as we in education always say—it is the quality rather than the quantity that matters—some postings can be merely quick thought provoking quote, and when time allows, so much more…
    A wise decision my friend and I will look forward always to seeing your, or rather Father Teilhard de Chardin’s smiling face 🙂
    Peace and Grace–Julie

  4. ron santoro says:

    Keep up the great work you do, but by all means, take care of yourself. Sometimes we get all wound up in doing rather than being–especially in first world countries. Teilhard himself must have taken time to sit rather than to do–where else would he have gotten the inspiration for his legacy to us?

  5. gtrudelle says:

    I’m glad to read that you’ll continue writing here. Yours is one of the few blogs that I make sure to read regularly.

  6. Lynda says:

    William, a wise decision indeed. Your blog is one that is already incredibly high quality so I’m sure that you will continue but on a less strenuous schedule. Thank you for making a wise decision to set priorities. Blessings to you and your family.

  7. Thank you all for the kind wishes. It sincerely means a lot. I value getting to “know” you through cyberspace, or through this component of the developing Noosphere as I like to refer to it :-).

  8. I read somewhere that two articles weekly is sufficient to keep your readers’ interested. Besides, I don’t want to inundate people with information they don’t have time to read.

  9. Geralyn says:

    Can I add something here that fits in nicely with your blog:

    http://www.catholicstand.com/god-beauty-symmetry-science

    You’ve done a great job, I have so much to learn from you. I hope I can contribute as strongly and as innovatively to the discussion online as you have. To have been doing this for such a short time (same goes to you, Julie!), it’s amazing to see how you’ve made a mark for the better in the blogosphere.

    Do take care.

    • Geralyn, thank you so much for the kind words and the link to the great article. I truly admire your creativity and sincerity. Please keep writing but most importantly take care of of yourself.

      Peace,
      W. Ockham

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