Okay, so I go in blogging spurts. I don’t think I’m alone in this trend. I will consistently blog for several weeks, then I’ll unintentionally take a month or two off. Then, my husband will lovingly encourage/challenge me to get back on the blogging track. So, here I am…at it again.
Questions swam in my mind as soon as I opened it up to the idea of what my next blog would be about. The first one was, “why blog?”. It’s not like I am an expert in any one area and the world MUST know my insight to be able to discern their next step in life. Whew, that would be a lot of pressure. Nope, for me, it’s kinda just for me. Sure I’m putting it out there for anyone to read, but I honestly do it as a time of “personal” reflection.
We use busy-ness as an excuse for so many things…not calling that friend, not having lunch with that mom, not folding that laundry, saying no to that trip and unfortunately – to not have any unique thoughts. It takes time and effort to shut off the constant rumble of my own stresses, lists and entertainment to ask myself, “what do I think about that?”. To a 20 something person this is probably a foreign idea. Just wait, your day is coming where the thing you look most forward to is sitting down and “vegging”. Sitting in a Starbucks-esk environment sharing ideas about the protagonist in the latest novel I read just doesn’t fit into my schedule. So I blog. Guess what, writing down thoughts causes me to THINK!
So, after asking myself one question, I had my topic for my next blog. Kind of ironic…blogging about blogging. LOL!
Do you find yourself swimming in a sea of busy-ness? When was the last time you had an intelligent conversation about an idea, topic or scripture…not about your spouse or kids? Do you feel like there’s no time for that?