It is now a week ago that I finished the A to Z Challenge, so having had some time to ponder, here are a few reflections.
Firstly, it was an excellent discipline for me to have to come up with a new post for every day of the month (except Sundays). I am not the most self – disciplined person in the world, and do not function well without some sort of structure.
The fact that it was an a to z; a different letter for each day was also useful. It meant that I didn’t have to start from scratch each time, wondering what to write for that particular day.
Theology is a wide ranging subject and there was no shortage of subjects for the majority of letters. I did have to give a bit of extra thought to q and x, though. There were quite a few possibilities for z! I made a list of possible subjects at the start, but I did change some of them when I came to write.
However, even though the posts were all about Theological/Biblical issues, they were slightly random. I don’t think that necessarily matters; it’s not as if I was writing a novel where people were waiting for the next installment, or even a textbook which would have to have some sort of logical progression.
What was most important for me was that for each post, I had to spend time considering the issue about which I was writing, and to meditate upon such great themes was greatly beneficial. For a Christian, to spend time considering the great truths of the faith is uplifting and challenging.
Also of supreme importance was that I was passing these thoughts on to the readers. I trust, too, that they will have been helped and encouraged. I was delighted to receive comments along the way from those who had read the posts, and was pleased that people had found them helpful.
What I now need to do is to make sure that I continue to write blog posts on a regular basis, I do not want to lose the impetus of the past month. I think I am going to have to have a big sign that flashes up on my computer that says “Have you blogged?”
I am also considering putting the posts together to form a short eBook.
Thank you again to you for reading and commenting. The next post will be along shortly!