- There are things I want to remember. For the most part I treat this as a personal journal. It's not as private as a written one, but it's a lot easier to search for items later. The categories also help me when it's time to visit the doctor, or buy shoes, when I last had a vacation, changed guitar strings or microphone batteries, and all sorts of other stuff that just doesn't stay in my mind very well. I find it very helpful in this regard.
- There are things I think others might find helpful. I don't claim a huge readership, but I know there are many who read here regularly who rarely or never comment. Which is fine with me. There are times I will run across something, or actually think of or do something myself, and if it can help someone else, then I'm all for that. I like to be helpful. I also know I have a few friends and relatives who read here, and it's a good way to keep you up to date on what's happening in my world (though it's hard, because I've found I can't really talk much about work-related stuff).
- This is part of my ministry. Some would argue that I don't push the Bible or theology or Christianity enough for this to be a ministry blog. Some say I push it too much. I don't think it needs to be like that either way. I think it's ministry because of the incarnational quality. Like, "here is my life - the good, the bad, and the ugly - and you're free to learn from it what you will." Not that this is everything about me, and not that I'm always a good example for others, but I'm a fairly shy person, and this is a way for me to "be real" with people.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Why i blog
I suppose everyone has their own reason for blogging. I was thinking the other day about why I do. I haven't thought this through real well, but I think this is basically it: