That has been a question on my mind for months. I know others have been going through the same mental gymnastics I have, asking themselves many questions. Why do I blog? What do I have to say? Should I keep blogging? We have all asked them from time to time, and for me, it’s been even more so lately.
I think it started when I set up my website, Watered Garden Creations. I wanted to have a place that I could show the things I created, whether it be a craft, a picture or something else. When my thought of how I wanted the website to work didn’t work, I sort of got lost in my blogging direction. I think too, with me joining Facebook and Twitter, that started taking more of my time, and it was easier for me to write quick sentences of what I’ve been up too, then writing a ‘long’ post. And when I did want to write, I thought, well I’ve already written it, and it would go out of my mind.
So all of this was on my mind when I was looking at books from the library last week. And I always check out the new computer books right before I leave. That’s when I noticed a book titled, Blogging For Bliss, by Tara Frey. I was not looking for a blogging book, and never thought I would even read one, but it caught my eye, so I picked it up on a whim. Truly, I have been devouring the book. It is very interesting to me. She said so many things I’ve thought, and really encouraged me in a direction for my blog.
I have always liked writing, and it is very therapeutic, in a way, for me. Like tonight, I really needed to decompress for a bit. Lots going on, and my mind is whirling at times. So I wanted to write. I wanted to think on other things, I wanted to enjoy one of my ‘crafts’. As much as I like cross-stitching, making scrapbooks, beading projects and photography (to name a few), one of my crafts is the computer. Though there are so many things about it that can be distracting, time consuming and the like, any craft can be that way. I’ve spent way too much time reading or working on crafts when I should be doing other things. Everything in balance and moderation.
So I do think I have a better idea of what direction I want this blog to go in. I have a better idea of what I want to share. And truthfully, I have now been encouraged that its ok to want to share things through a blog. That I don’t need to feel guilty for wanting to blog. I am thankful that the Lord has encouraged me with another one of my ‘crafts’. And I pray that I will always bring glory and honor to Him in this blog.
Well that’s it for tonight. Thought I would end with a couple of pictures from our weekend at my parents house in the mountain. It was lots of fun, and a great time with family. Can’t wait to go out there again.