So Mom, here are a few good reasons to blog:
- Inspire / Motivate / Encourage Others
- Motivation / Accountability
- Source of Income (someday?)
- Free Things to Review (if they are relevant to my life and my readers)
- I have lots to say :)
- And it's fun!
Let me elaborate a bit if you will:
In all that I do, first and foremost I want to bring honor and glory to God. I want to have Him be my focus each day in all that I do, say, think, and write.
I have had over 450 visitors to my site in the past 3 weeks (my entire blogs lifetime at this point). I am honored that you are reading this and I hope that something here will encourage, challenge, or motivate you to do as the Lord calls you. I have so many post ideas and things I would like to share. I am thankful for the opportunity to share with you my successes and failures along with things that I have learned and am learning.
This blog also blesses me, as do the comments and emails I receive. It helps keep me focused on what is truly important and it also helps to motivate me and keep me accountable at times. I've started Tune-Up Tuesday mostly for my own edification. Knowing that I've posted it out there helps me to keep focused on the area I want to work on (and accountable to finish it!). Crystal at Biblical Womanhood has been such a blessing to me for the 3+/- years I have been following her blog. Hers was the only one I read until recently. She has encouraged me in so many ways and I am not sure she knows how much her blog has helped me.
Our financial situation changes yet again this summer and we will find our family income at about 45-50% of what it was. 25-30% of that drop was unexpected and the other 25% was our choice since we feel it is important for me to raise our children. When we planned for me to be a stay-at-home mommy in this season of our lives, we hadn't expected the other income loss as well. I strive to thrive (that rhymes!) with this new challenge and using the Proverbs 31 woman as an example, I seek new ways to earn an income from home. I am so thankful for the doors that the Lord has opened thus far with Yummy Bunwiches, babysitting and Cupcakes! Once I have an established blog, I eventually hope to bring in a small income through my blog with Ebooks, sponsors and the like. For a great blog posts on the Proverbs 31 woman - you can visit Refresh Moments.
I also have found that I enjoy blogging. It is a bit of a diary and a journal. A record that I can look back on to see how far I've come; how far the Lord has brought me. I do strive to be honest in my blog. Although our natural tendency is to put our best foot forward, I don't believe that giving the "illusion of perfection" is God-honoring. I think he would rather we be real.
Blogger is free, you can try it out. Perhaps you will be able to bless others and receive a blessing as well.
So these are some reasons (and good ones I think!) to start a blog. After reading some posts, my mother agrees :) If you can think of any I missed, please it in the comments section. I would love to read it!