Sunday, February 22, 2009

Why Do I Blog?

Yesterday I shared nothing came to me that I sensed would interest even me. Today I do have several ideas, but I am taking today to reflect on "Why Do I Blog?"

I began this venture because the longing to write burst up in my grief when my husband suddenly died last April. I prayed for relief. Years back I wrote for publication and found it to be tortuous to deal with publishers and the competition demanded much energy and time. My husband and I are only children and our mothers needed much from us in their care until their deaths. Add on everything else a family needs from mom and wife and I never could find the means to keep my "main things" in place and add on a writing ministry.

Honestly, blogging came as an affordable way for me to write as I believed was God's call on my life. Now, He has opened up wonderful doors of writing ministry for me. So...I must ask myself "Why Do I Blog?"
Old competitive Kay looks at the web statistics and sees when few drop by. Oh, I understand that... I have favorite blogs that I don't get by for a week or two sometimes. So why write if no one is reading? I am blessed by pressing myself to write. When you do read I am so pleased. But when you comment on my writing and stretch my mind beyond my original thought: I'm Delighted and I love blogging.

I blog because.... I love to write. When I see someone reads the blog, I smile. When any of you comment on my writing I'm the happiest camper in the lot. So, I'm doing my thing: writing. I'm making friends among those of you who blog and all of you who write comments here. I love the immediate response that comments offer. When I write I have a end conclusion in my mind. I love it when you see something greater or you actually take it in a different direction.

Thanks for coming by. As a reader: What do you get out of blogs?

If you have a blog: Why Do You Blog?


Dorothy Champagne said...

You must be reading my mind. I ask myself that question on a weekly basis - even more so if I'm having trouble coming up with something. Then I have to determine myself that the reason I'm doing it is to challenge myself to delve into scripture and truly study it - if other people are going to be looking at my thoughts - I'd better be doing it. So if I do it for me - then I'm not so upset it no one comes by my blog.
What I look for in anothers' blog: I look to be enlightened. There are some blogs that are entertaining about their daily lives and so on - but I find myself skipping those because I can have those types of conversations with my own friends and let them know I care. I do enjoy getting different insights on scripture which is why I continue to come back here. :) love you Kay!

Chatty Kelly said...

I started blogging because I thought the routine of regular writing would improve my writing. (I think it has). But now I have become part of an amazing community of believers who I think of as friends. Well I can't imagine stopping blogging and losing my connection to them.

Honestly I also love the feedback on blogging. You write what you feel and you often get the response "been there" or "I know" that let you know that you're not alone in this.

We're never alone with Jesus in our lives...yet the need for human companionship is very real. Even God saw it in Adam and gave him Eve. So I think he rejoices by these connections we're making and saying "It is very good."

© 2008 Kay Martin

Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.