In my last post, I wrote about some of my blogging missteps and what platform is working for me now. In this post, I’m going to delve into my reasons for blogifying.
This post is inspired by posts I read by Seth Godin, Michael Hyatt, and Kyle Chowning. In their respective posts, they write about why they blog, and why they don’t. Basically, they all seem to say that they blog because they choose to, not for readership or popularity. I can relate to these sentiments.
I, too, write to get my own thoughts written down, virtually. As Michael Hyatt says…
In short, I blog for me. (But you are welcome to read along!)
But as I said in my last post, I see this blog as a ministry. I am a vocational pastor that focuses on music and outreach, so my other devotional-type thoughts (as well as my occasional meanderings about culture, tech, social media, and other areas) do not have a regular forum. This blog provides me an outlet to talk about the Christian life and to address topics that present in my life when they occur.
I believe God uses everything we do for His glory as long as we allow Him to work through the gifts and talents He gives us. I have always loved language and writing, and I feel that God periodically gives me a unique view of His Word and life in general.
As the name of this blog implies, I am passionate about being an “obvious” Christian. I believe we who follow Christ have nothing to fear or of which to be ashamed. I am a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17), and that fuels my writing at every level. Now, I may not always write about scripture or society’s woes, but as a follower of Christ, my life is a living testimony of the saving grace of Jesus. Thus, everything on this blog points to my Creator.
We all have plenty to write about. There are 168 hours in every week. Every minute of our lives is full of one thing: LIVING. I just pay attention and write down what peaks my interest.
Next… dealing with ideas.