I don’t really know how other bloggers go about their craft. I only know this one and her process is easily summarized: write, worry, edit, worry, write, worry, edit, worry, publish, worry.
I love the writing process, really I do, but I would not say it is an easy one. In fact, writing is for me labor and I mean that in both senses of the word: it is a work and it is a birthing. Should I confess to you how long it’s taken me to write these three or four sentences you would no doubt tell me to pick up another hobby, knitting or jogging or something.
So why do I blog? Why this hobby and not something easier, something not quite so demanding, something where I can remain quiet and hidden in my comfortably anonymous introversion?
I don’t really know why. I blog because I blog and sometimes I don’t blog (case in point: the three month hiatus earlier this year). When I do write it is because I have something I want to say and it is usually this: Jesus saved me and I love Him and I want you to love Him too.
Along those lines, I have the privilege of posting both at Out of the Ordinary and Desiring Virtue today. Yep, it’s double exposure! At Out of the Ordinary, I consider the lament over women’s voices in the evangelical world as I share about the faithful and enduring voices of godly women the Lord used in my spiritual journey to teach me and encourage me. Check out my post Sisters, we are not muzzled.
At Desiring Virtue, Jessalyn is hosting a series focusing on Easter. Yes, she knows Easter was a couple of weeks ago but she’s asking a good question: how does Easter affect the way I live today? It’s a great series. I write about expectations and ongoing failure and grace and the freedom Easter promises in Because of Easter…I am free.
And now I lay aside this labor to pick up something slightly less laborious. The laundry most likely, and the dirty dishes in the sink.