The 12 Blogging Questions of Christmas – Day 2 – Why Do You Blog?

Good evening from blustery Northern Ireland. Thank you to everyone who took part yesterday. Some great suggestions. Today I’m going to revert to the topic of blogging, and why we do it. Some of us are frequent bloggers, others less so, but we all share a love of the written word. Getting our thoughts out there and sharing them with the big, bad world.

The question is simple.

The answer possibly less so.

Why do you blog?

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  1. I blog to heal. I blog because writing has always been a dream of mine. Today I am acknowledging and reaching for my dreams. I blog to connect with others and let them know that they are not alone. I blog because I love it.

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  2. I blog for a few reasons. Sometimes it’s my space to share my creativity with other like minded people. Sometimes it’s to vent. And sometimes it’s the only place I feel I can go and not be judged for how I’m feeling or what I’m thinking. Sort of a sanctuary if you will. Why do you blog Stephen?

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  3. I blog for a couple of reasons: to give hope and joy and peace in the middle of a broken world and to carve out space for me to process through what I am learning and how I am growing and then share it with others. I also love to write!

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  4. I started blogging because a previous congregation I served asked me to do a daily devotions. Their previous pastor had started it. They liked it. I had thought about blogging in the past but never seemed to know what to write about, so I figured this was my chance.

    They had a congregation wide email distribution list it would automatically send out whatever I sent to the main address. That made it pretty easy. That was the up-side. The down-side was that visitors and friends of the congregation couldn’t see the devotions without getting added to the list. That seemed like too much of a commitment, but if I started a blog and put the URL in the bulletin and on our website, they would be able to check it out, see what the church was all about, and it would be a win-win.

    I still had the problem of what to write. I realized I would need to be studying the scriptures all week for the Sunday message, and there is ALWAYS much more content in any Bible story than what one sermon could handle… so it would give me an outlet to write about some of the other stuff in the story, allowing my Sunday message to be more focused in. It would also be an incentive to do more study in preparation of the Sunday message. So far, after a year and a half, I would say it has been a success. The congregation got their daily devotions and better sermons to boot!

    I have since moved on from that congregation (I was their short term interim pastor), and I discovered I really liked writing. I really like the extra depth it gives me in my life and in my ministry. And it benefits others as well as me. Win-win.
    Divine.

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  5. Legacy…I am a pretty average old guy who is in the Winter side of life, at some point in the future I will not be a part of this earth and I want to leave something of my thoughts and who I was behind. It is important in case one of my descendants decide to look back at an old photo and want to learn more about that old coot hiding in the picture.

    That is why I stay real, don’t put on airs and just keep writing. While it is mostly about running, a few stray thoughts on other subjects come out from time-to-time to show that I am a real person and not just runner Harold, who was and will always be – the never-was runnah. Hehehe

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  6. I have been writing for over twenty-five years (now in my 80th) and blogging for 8 years ~ same message, but different melodies of the Lord’s grace to His people, continuing to proclaim the legacy of His kingdom, all for His glory and our joy. Blessings as you continue to write.

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  7. Good question… a) to give me a something to do as a ‘hobby’ during retirement b) to showcase some of the wonderful places there are in the world and, since I live there most of the time, particularly the area where we live and c) to let my friends and family know what I’ve been doing. (I don’t use facebook or twitter etc. so it saves me emailing everyone, some/many? of whom may not be interested). As a happy byproduct, I get to ‘meet’ and chat to other bloggers all around the world…

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  8. I’m not really sure – I enjoy writing, and words, so it’s good for that…I’ve also virtually “met” some lovely peopl… to show off my zentangling… to keep a kind of journal for myself which I’m happy to share with others who might be interested…because I enjoy it.

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  9. For me, I blog as an outlet for my thoughts. I enjoy writing out my thoughts in a journal or letters, so a blog seemed like a natural progression. As an introvert, getting thoughts from my brain and out of my mouth is often fraught with difficulties, but writing is easier than talking.

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  10. Stephen, I blog as part of the ministry I am involved with. Once I stepped away from the 40-50 hour work week to devote myself to be a full-time pastor, blogging was suggested to me as a means to share my thoughts, struggles, victories, etc. in hopes of sharing God’s hope with others. Some 2 years later, I’m still at it!
    Blessings,
    Chuck

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  11. I blog to share the Gospel (fulfill the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20), help people understand the Bible, and to minister to people. The Lord called me to write my book and start the blog earlier this year. I started on August 10th. It has been an awesome experience and I just pray I can keep going and be faithful to the Lord. May His will be done. God bless!

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  12. Because I love to get down things that mean a lot to me, to share my opinions, experiences, ups and downs and to learn from others experiences. I hope I inspire some people that Mummys can be more than just Mummy’s and give people an idea of what my life is like.

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  13. I blog because God told me to. I am a volunteer host and life group leader for https://live.life.church. I stepped down from some of my responsibilities there because I felt led to. I asked God now what? He gave me this: blog in a community. It started out as forums, chat room etc. Is now a few Christian fellow bloggers and I posting on each others sites. All in all to spread Gods word through our thoughts and experiences. It has been and continues to be quiet the adventure!

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  14. I blog because I want people to know you don’t have to be perfect to be a person of faith. I want people to see the struggles Christians have and say “that’s me” and know they aren’t allow. I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and this is one way I achieve that dream.

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  15. I’ve just started this month. Basically to motivate my self and give people an insight on what it’s like to do stock photography along side a full time job. Also to improve my writing skills. I was terrible at English in school haha. I did think about doing YouTube. But I like been behind the camera not in front of it.

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  16. I blog to express myself in a way I can’t in real life. It’s like you can’t keep everything cramped in your mind but you can’t blurt it out to your friends exactly, so it’s nice to have somewhere to lay out your thoughts and feelings too 🙂

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  17. 1. My sanity
    2. To publish as often as I can sanity checks for readers who relate to living with deadly chronic illnesses and become a place on the web in the sun blogosphere where they can find a no bs blog that’s not covered with warm pink fuzzies.
    3. Legacy – both for myself “Ilene was here” and so my husband and my friends can find a little of me in writing when I’m long strewn across whatever property we decide to homestead on next. That’s of course if my relationships remain static in terms of titleships in the next few months. Time will tell on this particular front.

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