I’ve spent sometime thinking about why I blog. I guess I must be serious about this stuff since I blog just about 6 out of 7 days a week, I have my own domain, and I took the time to switch from Blogger to WordPress. I remember when I first started reading blogs, I was like amazed at how many people actually blogged. This wasn’t introduced to me in college and most of my friends hardly even know what a blog is or why people blog. So why do I blog…
- There are hardly any 23 year olds who are blogging. I can count on one hand how many of my friends who blog. Like I said, most of them don’t even know what blogging is. Blogging seems to be a 30-something phenomenon with outliers around that. I would be one of those outliers. So clearly I see value in what blogging does and so I’ll try and help bridge the gap between the average blogger and the youngins.
- Every pastor in America is trying to figure out how to get people like me into church. 20 something dudes. I think I can shed some light on how someone like me thinks and views church.
- To be a part of the conversation that is blogging.
- To process my thoughts. Blogging forces me to figure out what I think. Sometimes I do this by asking you readers what you think, but generally I like to have at least some small opinion. I am not a writer. I have many other friends who can write very very well, and I am not one of them. However, blogging is a great thing because it forces me to write and become a better writer.
- To learn. I’ve been writing and reading blogs for close to 6 months now. I’ve learned close to as much from reading blogs as I have from my seminary reading and studying. It is a different kind of learning for sure, but I see blogging as beneficial to my learning as a young leader.
- To be able to watch myself grow. Some things I say now I wouldn’t have said a few months ago and a lot of what I say now I will probably disagree with down the road, but this journey of life is supposed to be one of growth and I am encouraged to see growth in how my writing and opinions change.