Monday, February 26, 2007

Why I blog

Christine tagged me, and asked me to write: "Five Reasons Why You Blog".
I think this is an important question--why do you blog? What's it for? Here's my "why's":
  • To express the everyday creatively. Life is more about ordinary momments, than big "Wow's", so why not find creativity in that?
  • To give my thoughts a voice. I've got many of them. It feels good to get them out sometimes.
  • To connect with others in a unique community. Most of the blogs I read, or the women who read here, I would never meet collectively with all at one time. Blogging helps me do that. I have really learned so much from so many different women.
  • To encourage and inspire--myself and others. We always need that, don't we?
  • And lastly, this quote, from Elizabeth Prentiss, sums it all up nicely:

"Because the voice of a fellow-traveller always stimulates his brother-pilgrim, what one finds and speaks of and rejoices over, sets the other upon determining to find too. God has been very good to you, as well as to me, but we ought to whisper to each other now and then, 'Go on, step faster, step surer, lay hold on the Rock of Ages with both hands.' You never need be afraid to speak such words to me. I want to be pushed on, and pulled on and coaxed on."

Thanks, Christine, for giving me the opportunity to say these things!

I now tag Elise, Blue Mountain Mama, and Aimee. I'd like to know their reasons. And if anyone else wants to write their reasons on their blog, leave me a comment and I would love to read it!!


L.L. Barkat said...

I like that idea about finding the "wow" in ordinary moments. I think this is what I'm finding so amazingly refreshing about going outside to the same place every day and just sitting there with my snow or cold or fog or nightfall. Same place, but never the same. Wow.

AIMEE said...

i love your creativity, your voice, your encouragement and connecting with you...and I started reading "steppin heavenward" again this week because of you! :) I am so glad we have gotten to "meet"!

bluemountainmama said...

oh....just realized i was tagged! i'll have to do that for my next post, although i share many of the same reasons as you......
i'm glad you DO blog, and i've had the opportunity to "meet" you. :)

Christine said...

I love that quote from Elizabeth Prentiss! What book is that from? Thanks for posting your reasons; I loved learning a bit more about you!

Kimberly said...

That quote is just a perfect expression of that idea...and I love the reasons you blog. I may just tackle this meme myself.

Jess said...

What a beautiful quote from Elizabeth Prentiss!

I feel compelled to share the things I'm learning, not just for other people (although I'm very glad if what I write can spur on and help others), but also so I'll be able to look back and remember what God has done in my life and what He has taught me.

Thanks for sharing your reasons!
Jess @ Making Home