The Blog-centric Mom
I confess- I use to have a preconceived notion about people that blogged, about blogs in general, and especially the "mommy blog" world. It all seemed a little egotistical to me- like "let's write about me, what I like, what I don't like, what I do, what I don't do, how I feel, what I think- and everyone I know will be chomping at the bit to read it every single day!" I also found it strange that people would share their lives with the virtual world, where just anyone could come stumbling across their heartfelt words in cyber space.
But- here I am typing a blog post past midnight when I have to be at work in the morning. So, what has changed? For one thing, I started realizing a few months ago just how powerful the "mommy blog" world is. There are some powerhouse moms out there who have the skillfullness and vision to take the commodities of their words and wisdom and actually turn them into an on-line business. That's impressive to me! I'm not saying that's my goal, but I think it's pretty cool it can be done. I have also realized what a wonderful witnessing tool the "mom blog" can be. There are some amazing women in the cyber world that have used the tools they have to reach hurting people with the love of Christ and to encourage others to share His love, too. In the age we live in, going into "all the world" to share the gospel is a lot easier than it used to be! Whether we feel called to missions or not, we are connected by technology to a potentially global audience, and I admire those that use their blog platform as a ministry.
So now that I have a greater respect for the art and act of blogging, I have to ask myself what is my purpose in it? I think for me it's about introspection, going out on an emotional limb by making myself a little vulnerable (without being emo- which is "geek speak" for "overly emotional", in case you didn't know. I only adopted that word because my husband is a geek), and in part, it's about using this medium to keep my brain from shriveling up and dying. I have three kids- that is very taxing on the brain!! So maybe this blog thing can be somewhat therapeutic.
However, there's also a good chance this is a phase I am going through and my first post will also be my last. Who knows? But for now, I'm sleepy......
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