Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Why Do I Blog?

Dear friends,

Why do I blog?

I know that to some people, blogging seems like a waste of time. I can't imagine not blogging. 

I wrote down these ideas quite a while back and just now found them again. Here's why I blog.
  • Creative expression is therapeutic to me.
  • People say my words are encouraging and practical.
  • It helps friends and family get to know me better.
  • It preserves family memories.
  • I feel like I have an important God-given mission and message.
  • My blog posts are multi-purpose, since I incorporate them into my e-magazine and family letters.
  • It's a good place to put my photos into a life context.
  • I love nature photography and this is a good place to showcase my best pictures.
  • I can post excerpts of my books, which are no longer in print.
  • This is a way to start compiling my own memoir, Pilgrimage & Jubilee.
  • I can collect poetry, mine and others.
  • I can feature worthy causes and organizations.
  • I can record instructions and recipes I want to use later.
  • I can help equip other moms with homemaking and parenting skills I have acquired in the past 30 years.
  • I can participate in the on-going conversation in the blogging community.
  • I contribute to link parties.
  • I can make a comment on someone's blog with a link for more information.
  • My blogs are a quick way to link to answers to commonly asked questions.
  • Writing helps me to process life as I read my own perspective later.
  • The blogs can be read via readers like BlogLovin or by e-mail subscription.
  • A lot of people visit from Google searches!
  • I never know which post will make a big difference in someone's life.
  • My blogs are an accomplishment that brings me great joy and satisfaction.

What would you add to this list?

You might also like this post from a few years ago: On Mommy Blogging: Image, Identity, Authenticity and Freedom

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God bless!

Virginia Knowles

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this list! I blog for many of the same reasons. I feel so led to write that I can't help but write. I share the things I write for the encouragement and benefit of others, and hopefully, for the glory of God. Blessings to you and yours.