Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Friday, June 3, 2011

Why I Blog

When I first started blogging back in 2008, I did so simply to let my daughters' grandparents peek regularly into our daily lives. We've never lived near family since having children, and it seemed like an easy way for them to watch our children grow.

Eventually I began using my blog as a platform to talk about Compassion International ~ the child sponsorship ministry we support. Compassion blogger trips like the one I mentioned in my last post were starting up, and I had this warped dream of becoming a Compassion blogger. Then I realized they were taking bloggers who had hundreds of hits each day. That pretty much nixed my chances (I get excited when my stats go over 25 on any given day). I also realized that they wouldn't like choose someone who already wrote a lot about Compassion - they would want an audience they could teach.

But I digress.

Every now and then I wonder what I'm doing in this ocean of bloggers. Why do I bother? In talking with a friend today it occurred to me that I really like to write.

Believe me, I'm not delusional in thinking I'm a good writer, but I do know that becoming better takes practice. I enjoy writing, and through blogging I've enjoyed seeing myself grow as a writer. It's therapeutic for me - in the same way that learning to play a piece on the violin is.

I'll never be a fabulous blogger. I'll never be a concert violinist or famous violin teacher. I'll never be the child advocate that everyone listens to. I'll never be a perfect wife or mother.

I'm ok with that. I'm ok being just a blogger, a violinist, a violin teacher, a child advocate, a wife and a mother. I'm doing my best ~ learning and growing each day.

Why do you blog?


  1. First of all, I always enjoy what you have to say, so please, keep writing! I am like you... I will never have a huge list of followers or write anything especially significant or profound. I really enjoy writing and putting together posts and I find it's a nice way to keep track of my life. It's a bit like a journal but more fun!

  2. You have a wealth of information that you share with each one of your blogs.
    I blog simply so the friends and family who live away from us have a way of keeping up with us.