Why I blog


Why I blog
I have a lot of different reasons to blog.  Because I’m a thinker and a feeler I can deconstruct my own motives most of the time.  At this point in my life I believe the good reasons are stronger than the bad.

1) I believe God is using me
I feel great when people let me know that I encouraged them or spoke to their heart.  People matter to me a lot.  If I can give hope or encourage those who feel isolated or betrayed than I feel like I’m making a difference in the world.

2) I believe in the medium
I believe people learn better through conversation than they do through monologue or other forms of one way of communication.  I want everyone to learn how read, interpret, write and interact.  It’s a great medium because anyone can get started and everyone’s story has value.

3) I want to be a success at this medium
This is one of my darker motivations.  I’ve caught myself writing and realized I’m writing just because I want to impress people so I get more hits.  I feel I have some success already and the greedy part of me wants to build on it.  That and the day I get more traffic than Jordon  I can truly mock him for a previous “minty” blog design.

4) It enhances my “analog” frienships
I find that I can have deeper conversations with my friends that read my blog.  They can follow my thoughts and my life.

5) I’m learning how to communicate
It’s easy to be misunderstood on the web.  I’m learning how to cover many angles of interpretation so I don’t give people the wrong impression

6) I’m learning about what I’m talking about
I love been challenged on my ideas and thoughts.  It makes me a more well rounded person.

7) Business networking
I sell websites and do blog design and hosting.  I interact with lots of blogspot bloggers that need to upgrade.  Come to Prairiefusion…come to Prairiefusion.

8) I believe its part of God’s plan for me
This might sound cliche but I think I’ve found one of my callings in ministry.

9) I want to be part of the free theology movement
I hate the profit driven model of schools and books.  I think people should be able to learn for free. 

10) It’s fun

  1. #1 by phil on May 28, 2003 - 2:10 am

    Good comments Leighton. Keep blogging please :)

  2. #2 by Darren on May 28, 2003 - 2:48 am

    thanks Leighton – great list – alot of it I can relate to. sometimes (like today) I really wonder why I do it, but when it comes down to it, most days its a life giving medium for me and therefore something worth doing.

  3. #3 by Susan L. Prince on May 28, 2003 - 12:33 pm

    I share many of the same motivations for blogging, but most of all I agree with number 10! It’s fun!

  4. #4 by jared williams on May 30, 2003 - 1:16 pm

    good points leighton…love it.

  5. #5 by Dan on May 31, 2003 - 6:14 pm

    Great points, Leighton! I’ve noticed a number of bloggers needing to question why they blog, and you’ve provided some great reasons!

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