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On being a delinquent

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I know, I’m coming up on the five-month mark of the yawning gap in time since my last post, and all I can muster by way of concern is eh. I took the URL for this blog off my Twitter profile long ago. I left it off the business cards I just had printed. I don’t mention it in any professional bio. This is a dying blog.

And I’m okay with that.

I started this blog in the fall of 2009 when, newly relocated and unemployed, I had plenty of time to blog and the burning desire to stay connected to the nonprofit infrastructure blogosphere that had become like family. (Okay, not family, but really cool virtual colleagues.) Fast-forward to today, and things have, not surprisingly, changed. My interest in all things nonprofit is being supersede by other passions:

1. Cello. Those business cards I had printed? They’re for my budding career as a freelance cellist. My next recital is in May, my first paid solo gig is in June, and my band is playing a show in August. My career as a cellist predates my career in nonprofits by a good decade or so, and I’m nothing short of psyched to see the former take off, even at the expense of the latter.

2. Doing fun stuff with my boyfriend. Decades from now, I’d regret not competing in duathlons, visiting the Hoh Rainforest, and taking a kayaking trip around the San Juans, but I highly doubt I’d think, “Man, I wish I’d blogged more.”

3. My board of directors role. I’ve been on the founding board of a local association for the past year or so, and it makes my nonprofit background newly relevant, but in different ways than before.

Also, I’ve been cheating on my blog with Twitter. It’s so much easier. True story.

The good news is, I’m leaving blogging to the pros. The Nonprofit Millennial Bloggers Alliance continues to wow me with its cutting-edge questions and content (long after my discreet exit from the group, back when I knew my blogging days were waning). Other nonprofit blogs keep me up to speed on the sector–there are so many in my Google Reader feed I can’t even remember them all. I think I get more out of commenting on the posts of all these smart folks than I would from writing my own posts right now.

Thanks for reading, and hopefully I’ll see you around the Twitters and the comments.



Written by eclawson

April 21, 2011 at 3:06 PM

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