Ever since Angela first announced her “Blog Mission Tour” at Becoming Me, I’ve been pondering the questions inherent in creating a statement of purpose. Like, for example, is there a purpose to this hobby? Why do I blog? What do I hope to accomplish? What is the point? Can I define it?
I think these are good questions, important questions, particularly as I realize the number of minutes (even hours) I spend writing, editing and posting.
I know what you’re thinking: Hours? She spends hours on this stuff? You’d be surprised, especially right now where I am struggling for every. single. word.
There are a variety of reasons as to why I may write a particular post. Sometimes it’s something of challenge, to see if I have the words within me and the ability to express them with some degree of coherency. Sometimes I write as an outlet, my emotion finding relief by pouring it all out on the keyboard seeking the clarification and contemplation blogging brings. Other times I blog to chronicle my journey, the lessons learned, struggles endured, faith forged. A lot of times I post out of friendship, in genuine enjoyment of the community of friends I’ve discovered through this crazy medium.
To borrow from an earlier post, blogging has become a compulsion, yes, but it is also an outlet, an avenue, a way to sift through the various twists and turns of my journey, holding them up to the light of God’s Word and seeking to understand more of His Person and His ways.
And here I find my purpose. Regardless of what compels me on a given day to write a given post, it is my earnest desire that the Lord Jesus Christ is exalted in my blogging and in my life. The ordinary blogger living (and chronicling) her ordinary life seeking to make much of her extraordinary Lord.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Ps. 19:14