Isn’t that a good question to ask yourself? My friend, Robin, shared her reasons today and she got me thinking. Why do I do this blogging thing, anyway”
I blog because I think I have something to say that could benefit another person. I have been thru quite a few trials and I truly believe what God said in 2 Corinthians, Chapter 1, verses 3 and 4…”Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of all compassion, and the God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” I think from these verses it is clear that we should share the lessons we have learned from going thru trials and troubles. If God has comforted us, then we must comfort others.
I blog because I have an urge to create. I really enjoy thinking about and planning what to blog about. I enjoy doing a series of articles on one subject such as I did for a week around Mother’s Day. But, not always. Sometimes, I just blog straight from the heart with no conscious thinking about how it may sound…until I read it back. This can be a very cathartic thing and it helps me understand what I truly feel about certain things.
I blog because I am a teacher at heart. I love to share new things that I have learned. And I love to learn. So, in some of my posts you may get a little lesson about a subject as well as my feelings about it. Our world is full of such fantastic and wonderful things that we have no clues about. I love it when I stumble upon a new idea or reason that I did not know. I feel suddenly so wise, and that’s what I like to share. I tend to think if some new info excites me, surely it would excite some of you, too. It’s just the teacher in me, I guess.
I blog because I want to document some of my experiences. I have some stories to tell, and I want to get them told before I go all senile and goofy. I believe this verse tells us to do that. It is found in Psalms 78:4-6...”We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His powers and the wonders He has done…so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn will tell their children.” God has been so good to us and blesses us so graciously. He has healed 2 of my children from devastating illness and we believe He will heal the third. He has kept all His promises…He has met our every need. I want to testify that He is good…all the time.
I blog because I enjoy people. As I have grown in maturity (though some may question that)I have learned that there are people who feel as strongly , though differently, as I do about some things. My ideas may not always be right…and I am willing to listen and learn and test other people’s viewpoints. It is fun to hear from my blogging buddies in other parts of the country and even other parts of the world. We can be very different…but we can be very alike.
I blog because the people in this house sometimes get tired of hearing me talk and you can read me or not and I will never know but I still feel good because I got to say it, and they feel good because they don’t have to listen, and I feel even better when you leave me a comment. Got all that?