Why I Blog

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…

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To be a part of the conversation that is blogging.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.