It’s like blogging has come of age again. Left and right, people are setting up their own personal web space to hash out their thoughts and air their opinions.
Why do I feel slightly claustrophobic? It isn’t like my blog was the first blog out there, or that new bloggers can’t come along and find their own way. Why do I feel like my space is being infringed on?
All these honest thoughts have tumbled through my brain the last couple of weeks. As I struggle and sort through the questions and feelings, I come down to the larger question: Why do you blog, Renee?
I started A Beautiful Captivation, originally called Pursue the Beauty, in September of 2009. My husband and I had started a blog (Authentic Truth) together (that has sadly been sitting neglected) and I felt I needed a blog where I could let my feminine side explode a little.
A lot of people have commented on the depth of emotion conveyed in my blog posts or writings. It’s because I process when I write. While I have no trouble talking, writing is my first choice for communicating. My blog is not just a place to air my opinions or hash out my thoughts (although I am guilty of doing both). It’s personal for me, like the new way to journal.
Maybe that’s why the recent explosion of blogging ruffles my feathers a bit…because it’s personal for me. I confess this and offer grace to all the new bloggers, and all the bloggers-to-be out there. The truth is, this is not just “my world”. I offer the hand of friendship and invite you to walk with me, as I enter your world through your cyberspace.
Now that I’m past those claustrophobic feelings, I can see more of the fun in this. Not my world, not your world…our world.
Why do you blog?