Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Why's of Blogging and Journaling

It has been no secret around these here parts about how much I love journaling and/or blogging.  I love being able to have my thoughts and ideas flow from my finger tips to the paper screen.  It gives me a connection to my inner self.

But, blogging and journaling our thoughts, ideas and stories gives us a connection to others, as well.  It gives us a sense of community which so many of us crave.  God did not create us to be alone, no he wants us to connect, listen to, love and serve one another.

Have you ever noticed that the older we get, the more we tend to repeat our stories.  I know I've probably heard my grandma's stories about a hundred million times.  We chalk it up to "old timers", but maybe that is the way it is supposed to be.  I don't think it is by accident.  Those stories repeated and shared over and over is so we don't we don't forget they are forever in our hearts and memories after they are gone.  Remember to Listen...I know things about my grandma because she wrote them down, too.

I want to leave that kind of history for my family.  I don't want to worry over if they'll think I sound stupid or did stupid things.  I want them to enjoy learning about me, from me.

I have been drawn to the lovely journals at Gadanke by Katie Clemmons.  She has inspired me.  She did a speaking engagement where her segment was posted on YouTube.  I love this little video because it answers the why's.  Why do we need to write and share...It is worth your while to watch.

***This is not a sponsored post.  I just like sharing things I find inspiring***
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  1. This is a great look at blogging :) I'd like to think mine right now is a great representation of where I am in my early twenties for an older me and/or children to see one day.

    Kate | Diaries of a Essex Girl

  2. Interesting. Maybe that's why I started blogging. I'd been living in a foreign country for a long time and felt a little distanced from my home.

  3. I love the community of blogging, but like you, also adore journaling. Sharing our stories is so precious.

  4. Yes, I think that connection is the power of blogging, too!

  5. Great perspective! Every so often I want to pull the plug on my own blogging but then I realize it's an ongoing documentation of my life, how things affected me, places I went to, people I met and connected with, friends I made. It's an incredible journey even on the days things get frustrating or to the point of wanting to quit. I want to be able to look back on these posts 10, 15, even 30 years from now and see where I was at this time and how far I've come.

  6. That's exactly why I blog. It's not much for others but a way for me to get what's in my head out.

  7. Nice way to look at blogging. I don't write enough in my personal blog. Heck, I don't even write in my journal and I've been wanting to write a book since forever and still haven't gotten around to it...!

    Visiting from #sitssharefest

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