October 19, 2007

I write because...

I've had this blog for 2 years now. About 430 posts. Here's why:
  • Fun, fun, fun. It fun to just write and not care who is reading it.
  • Writing: it's is a huge creative outlet for me. I'm not a big talker, but I can write for hours. I have a bookshelf full of journals of my thoughts and prayers, heartaches and joys. But my blog is where I post the little things. There are lots of things I want to remember. The small moments and thoughts that make up my life. I re-read them all the time.
  • Travel: it's so fun to post when I'm away from home. It gives my family and friends and taste of what I'm doing. The pictures tell the stories much better than a phone call or postcard could. And phone calls aren't my strong point...
  • Photos: It gives me an outlet to share a hobby I love dearly.
  • Contact: I can post something instead of writing an email to each person I know. It lets my friends and family know what's going on with me.
  • Me: let's face it. I enjoy this more than most of the people that read it. I mean, it's me, written down and spelled out. If I die tomorrow, there is a little piece of me out there in the world that anyone can find.
  • Friends: I love the people I meet through blogs. I love learning about them and finding out who they are. I started this blog because of a lady who blogged about her adoption from China. There is a connection between those of us who put our thoughts out for the world to read.
  • Inspiration: blog world is nothing but inspiring. The question is "what do I do with all that inspiration I get?" For me, the answer is write it down. Create my own little "book" of ideas and images.
  • Simple: it's so easy. You can spend as little or as much time as you want on it.
I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Sometimes I wonder if anyone ever reads this and then I realized that I would still do it even if they didn't. It's a creative outlet that I am so thankful I found.

This post is here cause I read this blog today and was inspired.

1 comment:

Katie's Story said...

I read it! And enjoy every post!! Can't wait to see you:)