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21 March 2012

Why I Blog

Helping a friend set up her blog and discussing her purpose in blogging had me thinking about why I blog. Reading the article on pages 8-20 of Setapart Girl kept the wheels spinning...so why do I blog?


Let me start off by saying why I read other people's blogs. I read them to be encouraged, to be inspired, to grow in my faith and photography. So then I write my own blog to encourage others, inspire others, and to help others grow in their faith and photography.
My faith is my relationship with my personal Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Christ is my life-Colossians 3:4. My blog is about my life--a life worthy of the Lord.

...you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. -Colossians 1:10-14

So this is why I blog. 


Honestly, this is not how I started out blogging. But I am not the same as I was nearly two years ago--I've changed. I look back at some of my first posts and want to smack myself...but by mistakes we live and learn. I've made mistakes--many of them. I've lived--nearly two more years. I've learned--why I blog now. 

5 comments:

Bridget Grace

Thank you so much for doing this post, Emily! It got me thinking of why I own a blog...will check out Leslie Ludy's article on it. :)

In Him,
Bridget Grace

Joy

This was a real encouragement for me today, Emily Grace, to read this post. I've been doing a lot of thinking on why I blog as well... and it has been a wonderful reminder to keep writing to encourage and inspire others, and to help others grow in their faith in Jesus (as well as being encouraged and inspired myself). Your blog has been one such place where I get encouraged and edified in my walk with God, reminding me to walk a life worthy of the Lord and only by His grace and strength! So thank you very much, and keep blogging for Jesus!

Kyla Denae

Yes. I've often wondered why I blog, as well--and that question only gets more painful when I look back at old blog posts. At the very least, I guess that my blog can be a record of all the times when I wasn't keeping a good journal. :3

Thank you for blogging and being an encouragement.

Katie

I can really relate to that last paragraph. A lot. Haha!
This is a great post, Emily! Thanks for sharing!

Katie

Sarah

Hi Emily,
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on blogging. I just want to say that your blog is one of those that encourage and inspire me. Keep it up (with His help:)
BTW, I've tagged you on my blog...just some interesting and thought-provoking questions you may be interested in about different topics. I hope you enjoy. Please click here:
http://gemsinhistory-sarah.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/tagging-fun.html

God Bless,
Sarah

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