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
Come visit all my blogs at:
- This Mom Grows Up (mothering and homemaking)
- Virginia's Life, Such As It Is (my life)
- Watch The Shepherd (theology, spiritual growth, vintage hymns, advocating for the vulnerable, domestic violence, abuse in churches and Christian organizations)
- Start Well Home School (preschool and elementary)
- Continue Well Home School (middle school)
- Finish Well Home School (high school and beyond)