Each week I’ll share 10 things as a woman that I have learned along this blogging journey.
Part One-10 Reasons Why Women Should Blog
1-Blogging can be a creative outlet. There is nothing more rewarding then putting your thoughts, words, recipes, photography, remodels, home improvements, crafts, etc. etc. in a permanent place. It is like a virtual scrapbook where you can chronicle your dreams, aspirations, ideas and deepest thoughts and prayers to share with others and to go back and revisit.
2-Blogging is a way to keep current with technology. Technology can be scary but it should never be feared. I believe that if Christ’s 12 disciples were with us today they would have been bloggers! Actually His disciples are with us today and many our bloggers..spreading the gospel through the internet. Never fear modern technology. Learn to use it to spread your message! Learn to harness the internet. I love to read about women learning .html and CSS coding. I love seeing them feel triumphant when they create a header or a button or learn to change the font on their blog.
4-Blogging can be therapeutic. People spend a lot of money on therapy . Blogging can be a form of therapy and for the most part it’s free. We can spill our heart out onto the screen. We can find encouragement; advise, thoughtful correction, insightful feedback. There is a sense of vulnerability and empowerment interwoven together when we put ourselves out there on our blogs. I have received some of the strongest affirmation in my life through my online relationships.
5-Blogging can be a road to other opportunities. I know of many women who have moved into exciting career opportunities, speaking engagements, book deals and “dream opportunities” because of their blogs. Their talents were recognized through their blogging.
8-Blogging can give you a voice. How often have you thought. No one “hears me”. No one “listens to me.” Blogging is a wonderful way to give voice to your thoughts, ideas and passions. It can be a platform for a cause you care deeply about. A way to rally others. It can connect you with like-minded people who truly are interested in what you have to say. Many women bloggers who we in the blogging community have deemed “successful” have used that success to motivate others to support a cause or a mission. Cancer, Poverty, Hunger, Orphan Care, Sharing the Gospel…just to name a few. Blogging gave voice to the causes and concerns that were near to their heart. Blogging can give YOU a voice when often as women and especially moms we feel no one is really listening to us.
10-Blogging provides community! read the greatest tweet the other day, I wish I could remember who said it. If it was you…let me know!
She stated, “It doesn’t matter how many followers you have if you don’t have community with them!”
That really stuck with me. I love blogging because of the community I feel here. We are all so far flung these days from our families. Many of us move often, leaving behind friends and loved ones. My blogging community goes with me wherever I am. I can be sitting in the doctors office, or grocery shopping, or in the bathtub..yes I said that, or in the dark feeling alone on my journey and can reach out online..thank you iphone…and feel community! If you begin the journey of blogging…find a community, no matter how large or small and connect. It is what moves blogging beyond words on a computer screen and into a relationship.
If you decide to take the plunge and start blogging or if you are a brand new blogger I highly recommend you pay a visit to Debbie over at Debbiedoos Blogging and Babbling. She hosts a party each week for new bloggers where they can link up their blog and meet other new bloggers! Click on this link to visit her new blogger information page: Newbie Party
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