1. Write about 5 specific ways blogging has affected you, either positively or negatively.
2. link back to the person who tagged you
3. link back to this parent post
4. tag a few friends or five, or none at all
5. post these rules— or just have fun breaking them
Okay, so five ways blogging has affected me…
1. I think, probably too much, and blogging provides an outlet for all my ponderings and wonderings. From the time I was a girl, I found release in words as an occasional journaler. Now, I’m a blogger.
2. I learn. About html and other computer techy type stuff, yes. But I also learn from the observations and writings of many wise bloggers. It’s a whole new world of ideas and opinions and convictions out there in cyberspace!
3. I’ve discovered a community. I often refer to this blog friend or that blog friend in my conversations, and I admit, it feels a little weird to count someone as a friend whom I have never met and in some cases have no clue what they look like or what their last name is. But friends we are, dear friends and sisters, and all because of blogging.
4. A negative effect: Blogging, both the writing as well as the reading, takes time. Sometimes too much.
5. Something I’ve mentioned before: Blogging has revealed to me my own mediocrity. There are so many smart and talented bloggers truly gifted with the keyboard and I see my own ordinariness in comparison (not to mention in my sitemeter stats–smile!). Lest you think I am feeling sorry for myself, I see this as a good thing! It does not fall to me to be the smartest, funniest, most fashionable, craftiest nor the most theologically profound blogger on the block, and I am grateful. It is my privilege to be the ordinary wife, the ordinary mom and the ordinary blogger making much of an extraordinary God. It is my desire that His glory and His worth be revealed in my ordinariness…
Anyone else want to play along? Consider yourself tagged! Let us know in the comments so we can see how blogging has affected you…