While I realized I hadn’t written in awhile, I didn’t realize just how “a while” was quantified. Mari, a sweet blogger, who I’ve read since starting my first blog years ago, emailed me to make sure all is well in my corner of the world.
Of course, that was 3 weeks ago…
In the opening pages of The Must Have Guide to Blogging, author Kayla Aimee suggests finding a blog’s purpose is of foremost importance. What do I hope to get out of this space? What are my motivations on sharing words with the world-at-large (or small)?
I want genuineness. My desire for this space is to provide readers a place to say “me too,” and perhaps take away an idea they hadn’t thought of before. While I recognize “authenticity” to be a trendy buzz-word, it’s also a core value of who I am.
Currently, I’m reading an advanced copy of Ann Voskamp’s A Broken Way, as a member of her launch team. I want this blog to be a place where I can tell you how incredible the book is – not just so that I have other launch team opportunities, but also so others can experience the truth and beauty of the pages I read.
Over the next few weeks, I want to commit to exploring God’s truth in my life. I do this better when I think on paper, whether it pen-to-page or fingers-to-keys. He calls us to share with others, not hoard up treasures for ourselves. This is not to say that anything I write is a treasure, but it can certainly be used by Him to bring glory and honor to His name.