Sunday, April 20, 2008
Blogging - so what?!
Often when I'm asked about my free time, I mention that one of the things I enjoy is the discipline of regularly blogging with a very active and inspirational bunch of other bloggers. Generally this is met with a rather blank stare - that often is interpeted by my inner self seeing....."huh?...what does that mean, are you a nut, or a political activist or do you just need to get a life?"
Yes, I think I overly analyze their stare - it's more like they have no idea what a blog is all about other than thinking that it's some sort of weird communication between political junkies, revolutionary nuts, and/or teenage kids looking for sexy conversation. Really, why should anyone have an interest other than the fact it is one of the biggest communication networks of this age?:)
Last week, when I was clicking through some of my regular reading spots I came upon an interesting post at Christine Kane's Blog It was basically about the reasons and joys of writing everyday. Since many of us do engage in that activity, I offer you these thoughts - you might click over and take a quick look.....
I left the following comment for Christine regarding her point #7 -
April 17th, 2008 11:02 pm
Number 7 - I like hearing what I have to say. I told a small group with whom I meet regularly that I felt my blog was really a gift of creativity from God. It has opened up me and has brought to the surface long held feelings of “want to” creativity - turned into - the writing aspect, and the paint to canvas recall that I’ve been so many years without. I love to receive responses to my posts but somedays there aren’t any…..I can see visitors numbers but no response. And, I’m beginning to think that’s o.k. because when I do receive a response it’s usually something very special that I truly treasure.
Thanks for the list. Prodding, reassuring words - as always a renewed sense of can-do when I visit your site.
And Christine was kind enough to leave the following comment back to me -
April 18th, 2008 6:07 pm
sunrise sister - thanks for your great perspective on blogging. people often forget about that creativity/recovery part about having a blog. in fact, most of the marketing types dismiss it as useless. their loss!
So my readers and blog friends, my comments are to all of you as well, who write everyday, often bringing clarity into your own lives and just as often bringing spiritual inspiration and renewal into the lives of others. Thank you!
Collage - Sunrise Sister