Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Why I Blog

Lilana Slater from oneartmama.blogspot.com via Pinterest

If yesterday was the last day anybody read my blog, would I still continue to blog? Well, yes, I guess. There's a ton of reasons why I blog that result in external benefits like meeting new people, developing new friendships, and sharing creations and ideas. The interaction that comes from blogging really makes me happy and I feel real connections with others when my own posts resonate with others' hearts and my words can be of some benefit to them personally. I truly feel blogging is a tool God gave me to reach out to others and I love how He provides me with exactly the right words to do it.

But, there are internal benefits, too. It's because of those internal benefits that I would continue to blog even if no one read another word. It's extremely therapeutic for me to write down what difficulties, triumphs, life lessons, and growth I am going through because it aides in my own understanding of self when I can see it written. Blogging also gives me a sense of progression over time in my own life. I can see from post to post how I've grown as a person. It reminds me where I came from and how far I have come. I am pressing on and should continue my own life's journey.

I know we are a nation of Top 10 Lists so I will oblige, but before I do, I want to humbly thank all the kind souls out there that take time out of their busy days to share a few moments with me, here at feel LOVD everyday. Your overwhelming support is appreciated and is what keeps me going. Thank you from the bottom of my heart as I send you hugs and kisses via fiber optic cables.

Top 10 Reasons Why I Blog
  1. Meet new people and develop new friendships
  2. I love to connect and share with others
  3. Inspiration and creativity of bloggers blows my mind
  4. Some times my words help others
  5. I've become a better writer
  6. I've become a better photographer
  7. It's cheap therapy
  8. It keeps me disciplined
  9. It's fun 
  10. It's obedience to God's will for my life
If you are a blogger, why do you do it?
 

7 comments:

MrsStigg said...

Love having you as a friend....thankfully our two wonderful sons were the catalyst many years ago....

Michele said...

Love your reasons! I would ditto all of yours and add that I'm nutty for the library and have to share that passion.

Last year I had the distinct pleasure of volunteering at our local library, and I thought it was the greatest job I've ever had - but I had to go to work this year - and NOW I have the greatest job ever - babysitting two precious little ones and still able to visit the library 3-5 times a week. I agree that God is the giver of our passions and that sharing them is His desire for our lives. I'm so blessed to have met you through our passions. Your words have helped me.

xoxo michele

TMRK said...

I really like your blog! It is soooo cute. Check out mine if u like :)

Amy said...

Glad you were able to use the picture! Here are my top 10:

1. Making amazing friends
2. Being incredibly inspired
3. Sharing what I do in the hopes of inspiring others
4. Having some adult interaction
5. Actually using my English degree
6. I love teaching, and tutorials allow me to do that for people all around the world.
7. Showing off my cute kid
8. Getting exposure for my shop
9. Getting free stuff from sponsors
10. Feeling like even though I'm 'just' a stay at home mom right now, I can still make a difference

the cheese thief said...

hehe, yup I blog because its cheaper than therapy too and it gives me an excuse to make all these things I wouldn't normally make.

I am LOVD said...

Ha, ha, I'm glad someone's also feeling the "cheap therapy" reason, too!

Betty Sneeringer said...

I haven't made my top 10 list yet but one of the main reasons I started is that I love to share with others and was using facebook too much like a blog. I sure am glad that we have met up!

 

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