Between 1999 and 2001, I wrote a monthly spiritual essay for the newsletter of my former New Hampshire parish. The essays were always a single page, 750-1000 words in length: a perfect precursor to blogging, though I had no clue about that at the time!
In looking for subject matter, I tended to key off the seasons and the liturgical year. Today I pulled them all out of my files, printed the ones for which I lacked copies, organized them according to the major feasts, fasts, and seasons of the western liturgical calendar, and then went searching for blog posts that might augment the gaps that appeared. (Good grief, Cassandra has written a lot of words!) I'm not sure how much editing would be needed to make me happy with the older pieces and bring a consistent voice to all of them, as well as mixing up the lengths by cutting or enlarging the existing pieces to give some greater variety. Something is emerging, though. A reflective book of days, a book of seasons; a quiet book with space for the words to breathe, illustrated with drawings or linocuts, maybe.
What do you think?