. . . must come to an end.
I was late getting started on the Birth Year Reading Challenge this year. Despite posting it here and on the "find a challenge" site that has worked wonderfully in the past to bring in new readers, A Novel Challenge, there was no strong interest.
Lest it sound like I am blaming anyone else, I might as well admit I wasn't very interested, either.
I still like reading, and I still like blogging, but I'm using my time differently now. From what I can see of the blogging community, that's part of an overall trend. Quite a few people who used to post regularly, even daily, are no longer doing so, or have shifted their focus to another blog and another subject.
This kind of change is often difficult to accept. No matter how we view it, it feels like a loss -- giving up something that has been fun and fulfilling, even to move on to something else fun and fulfilling, feels like one more step on the journey toward losing important things.
Change is always coming, but it can be difficult to embrace it. So I'm trying to view it as practice for those future changes that are sure to come.
Much as we might like to think so, not everything good is going to be permanent.