Why I started

January 13, 2011 — 3 Comments

Today’s post prompt on “The Daily Post at WordPress.com” was:

What made you decide to start a blog? If you’ve blogged about this before, go back and read it. Is that still the reason? What’s changed?

My answer:

I started blogging back on March 31, 2009 and actually wrote about the “why” on April 16th of that year.  You can read that post here, but in a nutshell my reason was:

Aside from being a space to share random thoughts on life, I guess I see this forum as just one of the extensions of my leading worship in the traditional format at church.  I’m just someone dependently following Christ, surrendering (although imperfectly at times) my life to His purposes, and following the example of those who came long before me.

I know it sounds lofty, but that was my heart back then (you probably should read the entire post to get the context.)  The truth is, my reason remains the same.  I see everything I do as worship and ministry – I think that is the way Jesus modeled life.  I think if I re-read my posts since March 31, 2009, they would fall into one of those categories – maybe in a liberally defined way on some of them – but they’d fit none the less.

I don’t think I ever thought my blog would be a forum for issues or a place people had to frequent for the latest info or all things “whatever.”  Really, my posts have been about what’s on my heart at a given moment, what interests me at a point in time, what is happening in my life, music that happens to be hitting me, … a range of things.  In reality, that is what blogging meant to be, I guess.

BTW, I started out thinking I would post every day – that didn’t happen.  I’ve set a goal to post something each day this year – so far, I am on track.

Do you blog?  If so, why?

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3 responses to Why I started


    “Do you blog? If so, why?”
    Good question! I think it was originally because I live in a country (Portugal) where despite my best efforts I was having trouble learning the langauge. News, culture and everyday life were passing me by as I lived in my own little bubble. To address this I use my blog to motivate myself to research, translate, photograph and write about everyday life in Portugal as viewed through the eyes of a foreigner. Sometimes it deviates from the theme especially now I am hooked on the wordpress challenge. I am fortunate I have made some great bloggers supporting my efforts and in return I support them. 🙂

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