Thursday, August 13, 2009

Why I Blog

I had someone ask yesterday why I blog... "What's the point? I don't get it." My response was that I blog for a lot of reasons.
  1. All of my family is out of state and blogging is a way to keep them up-to-date on our lives and what's up with the kids.
  2. I have lots of friends around here, but we're all so busy that it's hard to get together often. By writing my blog, I can tell them what's going on with us. By reading their blogs, I find out about things going on in their lives. And I learn more about my friends and what's important to them. I assume they can learn the same kind of things about me.
  3. I can share fun tips and tricks that I've learned. When I find something that works for me (like making my own chalkboards) I like to tell people about it. Maybe it will work for them, too.
  4. I can keep myself accountable. When I set goals for myself and then blog about it, I feel like I have to follow through. Once other people know about my goal (like saying Yes), I try harder to meet the goal.
  5. I use it as a journal. I'm not good at keeping a written journal, but the blog is a record of my life that feels a lot like a journal to me. My scripture-reading blog helps encourage me to keep up with my reading (the accountability thing again) and helps me think more about what I read, because I journal about it after I read.


Tera said...

I completely agree with all of the reasons that you listed for blogging. I blog for all of those reasons as well. And I agree with how a blog helps us to get to know people we might not have ever gotten to know. I feel that way about you. We don't see eachother outside of church but I feel like I've made a friend in you by getting to know you on your blog!

Druciana said...

I totally agree with you too and Tera. I love blogging.

Melissa said...

Amen, amen, amen, amen and amen!