35 Reasons Why I Blog

25 Reasons Why I Blog

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I thought about businesses usually have a mission and vision statement, it’s a “why” they do what they do. There’s a purpose for that organization. Maybe they are providing a needed service or selling products that provide solutions to customers.

The same goes for a hobby or a ministry which the latter is what GUIG is to me. There’s a reason why we do what we do and everything ought to have its own purpose. For instance, hobbies bring joy, hope, healing and maybe a sense of community. Ministry brings fulfillment, purpose and a feeling of worth.

My ministry takes the shape of writing blog posts so I came up with 25 Reasons Why I Blog and thought I’d share those with you in case you ever wondered why I write posts. I hope you enjoy reading the list and getting to know me a little better too!

So, here we go: (these are not written in order of importance, I just typed what came to my mind first and so on LOL)

  1. I’ve always loved writing. I started with writing poetry, short stories and even comic books when I was in grade school. In my 30s, I wrote my autobiography. Blogging is the ultimate way to share my thoughts and dreams.
  2. It’s fun to be a content creator.
  3. I love to share specific thoughts that God gives me.
  4. Helping people has always been fulfilling to me.
  5. Sharing my experiences might help another person going through the same thing(s) I did.
  6. I’ve connected with other bloggers and made new friends.
  7. Blogging puts you in touch with people you might not ordinarily meet or never meet in person.
  8. It builds a community of supporters that reach out and encourage each other.
  9. My blog is my safe place to have a creative outlet.
  10. It’s a constant learning process and it feels good to keep my mind busy.
  11. I’ve always loved technology and blogging allows me to mix it with content creating.
  12. My blog is my extended voice to encourage and enlighten readers.
  13. Allows me to connect with readers through comments I receive.
  14. Blogging is a formidable means to bring change to a confused world.
  15. Gives me a platform to share my faith and love for my Savior, Jesus Christ.
  16. It’s a way to bring hope to others who are depressed and searching for meaning to life.
  17. Blogging gives me a way to assess how my life has and is changing.
  18. It’s like having my whole life documented for myself and family.
  19. Some of my best friends have come from blogging.
  20. When new ideas come up, my first thought is how to share it on my blog.
  21. At the end of the day, doing what you love is a reward of its own.
  22. I have always had a big imagination so coming up with new things to write about comes easy.
  23. I feel a sense of purpose working for The Lord. GUIG is an extension of His Hands.
  24. Blogging is my outreach ministry that doesn’t require a boss!
  25. It’s fun for me to learn new web technologies that help me extend GUIG.

As a creator, it’s hard to explain the feeling you get when you design something you absolutely love. I so understand how a painter or photographer feels when they paint a beautiful masterpiece or take a once-in-a-lifetime picture. It’s such a feeling of accomplishment and love.

Life is so short and I think it’s important to find what you love to do and pursue it. We spend a significant time working and it’s fun and therapeutic to get away and do something you love.

I don’t blog for business and GUIG is not-for-profit, it really is my full-time ministry. There are those times when I stand back and look at my blog and think, “WOW, did you really create all that?!” I love logging in to WordPress everyday to start writing, pulling content from my older blogs and posts, rewriting and editing drafts.

Blogging isn’t for everyone I know, it happens to be my jam. We all have a place to serve, God gave us all unique gifts and to share them is how we show His love to others. If we hoard what we have, then we stifle the Work of The Lord and we should never want to do that.

“Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” – Matthew 9:37-38 KJV

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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.