Monday, June 8, 2009

Blogging? What's the point?

"So, why do you blog? You write A LOT!"

First off, I blog as a writing excersize.

Second off, I blog to share. As my friend Bon Bon once said on her myspace, "Be kinder than necessary for everyone is fighting some sort of battle." Talking about the battles we fight (and how we cope with them) can help someone else out. You never know who is having the same (or similiar) struggle.

Third, I blog to express part of myself. Each of my blogs express a little peice of who I am. This blog is pretty generic and gives me a space to express whatever is on my mind. Sometimes it's profound, sometimes it's not. But there is only a certain amount of vulnerability I make available for general consumption here. This isn't really intended to be an absolute record of what's going on in my mind/heart/life. I do believe everyone has a level of privacy that is healthy and normal. There are some things that are just ment to be between me and God, ya know?

Fourth, I blog to WRITE! There is nothing worse for a singer/songwriter/author than writers' blog. Not everything I write is intended to be profound. Sometimes I write just to remind myself that it really isn't so scary, not matter how many (or few) people read it.

I'm a big fan of journaling. I think re-reading these those things can give us true insight into ourselves and some of our relationships. For example, from re-reading my journals from before I got married, I saw all the red flags that back then, I chose to ignore. (I use "chose to ignore" because obviously I was aware of the issue at hand - I wrote it down.) Hind-sight is 20/20. And there is nothing quite like a handwritten journal -rather than the Doogie Howser style listed here. It's a legacy you leave behind for those that love you enough to want to know that intimate part of you.

So that's why I blog. Mystery solved.


  1. I love your blogs!! Don't get around to reading all of them lately since I've been so busy, but when I do read them, I'm always thankful for you as my friend :)

  2. I think the fact that you choose to share a journal (practically a diary at some points) with everyone who finds this page is a testament to your own openess and bravery. I certainly can't be as profound as you without really digging in, and I rarely want to. Keep that up, Battle Princess!