Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Blogging--Only For The Brave?
I'm thinking if you are a blogger, you are a brave person.
Think about it. Bloggers share some deep feelings. They tell us how Life appears to them and how they feel about their favorite (or not-so-favorite) people, places, books, movies, design, foods. They often share what used to be just private thoughts, ideas, fears and beliefs which once remained locked-up. They describe their relationships and their days which, ultimately, paints a Life. They're sharing what makes them, well, them.
That's all pretty huge. And I, for one, know that sometimes typing your thoughts into a blog can feel like stepping out onto a frozen lake which you're not certain is frozen enough to hold your weight, meaning, you just might sink into some pretty icy depths.
I know, since I used to be a very private person, mostly because too often my hand was bitten (figuratively) when I extended it to people who I'd thought could handle my differences and odd ways of thinking.
And of course, that hurts. And at times I've been hurt in this blog, too, like (just one example) the time one of you asked, "Why are you such a people hater?"
Gracious! (And the wild thing was that my post was about extending love toward others who can't extend it toward you.) And well, I didn't publish that comment (there was more to it) because it was all just so ludicrous. So over-the-top accusatory.
Besides, it's my blog and I can delete comments if I want to. So can you.
Thankfully, I don't receive many of those comments, just a sprinkling. And yet in the six years I've been writing here I've noticed that God heals me more quickly from those kinds of cruel remarks. He also quickly reminds me of the reason He called me to blog--to help others find the peace He's worked into me through many years and many trials and errors and adventures.
And helping others, dear friends, way more than makes up for any snide remarks along the path.
~ A blog is merely a tool that lets you do anything from change the world to share your shopping list. ~ ... Unknown
~ Your blog is your unedited version of yourself. ~ ... Lorell
Oh well, those 40 and 50 degree days were lovely while they lasted...