Monday, January 12, 2009
Why do I blog?
People often ask me why do I blog? Even when I've explained that I find it a tremendous creative outlet, the design, the content, the re-design, the richness of writing and reading posts and comments, the relationships that are formed with like-minded, or sometimes not so like-minded strangers who become friends and confidantes because they have the interest to read and listen to someone else's words and opinions - comments sometimes happy, sometimes not so, sometimes subjects of faith, religion, craft, children, weather, pets, spouses, vacations, deaths, exercise, artwork, collaging, photography, all sorts of mixed media interaction - even after I've told them all of that, there often comes a somewhat flat and disinterested, "oh."
I've learned that it is impossible to explain what this daily interaction means in my life. I am so happy when a few words come back in response to something I've written, or drawn, or painted. I' m enthusiastic with my praise and interest of other bloggers as I know what those comments mean to me. And besides it is absolutely mind-boggling to be a part of the gifts that other humans bring to each other's lives!
Now, lest you think that I hang around and fixate over my computer, you would be wrong. I have a full and rich life that I relish every day and I find from my blogger associates, they do too! That engagement in every day life and living is extraordinary and not to be taken for granted. The excitement and enthusiasm over everyday life is what blogging is all about for me! I'm grateful to be able to share those simple, I believe, God-given moments with those who are willing to listen. And, folks that's why I blog. Why do you?
Photo SS - Book of Hours - Night pages
with Quote from Thomas Merton - Night - Now is the time to meet your God.