Why I Blog
It seems that a necessary part of starting a blog is posting a blog post about blogging itself. So here goes.
I’ve debated long and hard about starting a personal blog. Here are four reasons why I decided blogging is important:
- I enjoy writing. If you enjoy doing something, you should take every opportunity to do more of that thing.
- Words are important. I tend to think that I don’t have much to add to culture. I’m no artist, I can’t take great photos, and I only play guitar decently well. Then I remember that words perhaps shape culture more than anything else. Also, God chose to communicate with human words. So they must be important.
- For family and friends. I have family and friends scattered all over the place. Technology presents amazing ways to stay connected like never before, so why not utilize it?
- Shameless promotion. There are a few things I really love, and a personal blog is another medium to communicate with others about the things I’m passionate about.
There are also some dangers to blogging that I (and maybe you) need to be careful not to fall into.