Does the world really need another new blog?

I’ve asked myself that question for several years now, hesitant to join the countless multitudes already offering their unsolicited opinions on everything under the sun. Probably not, but I wanted to start one anyway. After all, what makes my unsolicited opinions any more superfluous than anyone else’s?

So why didn’t I? For one thing, I keep having babies, and that keeps me sort of busy. But then my friend Melissa started her blog three months after her sixth child was born. If she can homeschool four school age children while taking care of a three-year-old and a newborn and still find time to blog, then I figured I could too.

For another thing, I’ve been working on a book, and thought blogging would take too much time away from it. But my children already make it so difficult to get any substantive writing done that it’s probably a lost cause anyway, at least right now.

And so I began Moralia.

Update, August 16, 2017:

More than nine years later, I’m still blogging, but under my own name dot com. The name Moralia came from a source I used for my doctoral dissertation, the collected essays of Plutarch, a Greek biographer and moral philosopher who lived and wrote during the early Roman Empire.

Some of the content from Moralia has come over to the new site, but not all. Some of it was dated, some was on topics about which I no longer write, and some was just plain boring. You’re welcome.


Comments 1

  1. Melissa wrote:

    So glad I inspired you : ) I have enjoyed reading your entries…very intelligently written and intriquing. The nice thing about reading a friend’s blog is that you get to go a little deeper into their thoughts than you can when you’re chasing 3 year olds! Keep blogging!

    Posted 02 Jun 2008 at 6:02 pm

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