Five Ways Blogging Has Affected My Life

September 21, 2008 at 1:43 pm 6 comments

Initially, when I was tagged on this topic “Five ways blogging has affected my life?”  by Bill, a pastor and long-time blogging encourager, I thought, Bill’s answers were so good, I could just say, “Yeah, that!”  Great thoughts.

Okay, here I go:

  1. I’ve journal-ed since childhood and enjoy going back to see the development of my expression and increase in maturity in some areas over time…AND areas where I am still lacking and need to focus on wisdom more!  Hopefully this allows you to see into that life instead of hiding it all away in a book that will never be read.
  2. Writing helps purge my thoughts.  They need it. Clarity.  Focus.  A type of meditation some days.  Celebration on others.
  3. Forcing myself to stay real with others keeps me vulnerable, humble, ready to receive help.
  4. A reminder to celebrate.  I forget.
  5. Accountability to hear when my own pain gongs too loudly for me to hear faith.  Your words speak loudly.

I could also add:

  1. Community– all of you!
  2. To learn from “real people” all sorts of neat stuff.
  3. To learn the power of encouraging words…you’ve taught me!
  4. To demonstrate my love for family.  I love to see The Hub come sit for a spell before he turns in to bed to see what else I’m up to in my days when I’m too tired to talk, or too crowded out by many voices by the time he gets home.

I’ve really enjoyed this journey. I enjoy the opportunity to give something, no strings attached at all.

So, I am going to do the same as Bill and try to tag as many women as men just to get a better cross sample.  Hopefully, they will respond and try to tag 5 others. I tagged a BUNCH…I got tired, so if you don’t see your name, you are just as important to me…count yourself NEXT!  I’ll try to catch you next time, and add on as I have time to review my lists.  Yell out if you want to do it!  Leave us a link in comments if you like, or if you don’t blog, write what you like about reading blogs if you like.

Keep tagging each other, perhaps the pressure will build.  😀  You can just copy and paste the names from my list that you know and want to use!  See…simple.  If you don’t have time, no biggie, but I’d love to read your thoughts on it.

  1. Cindy
  2. Kim
  3. Kimberly
  4. MamaRosi
  5. Susan
  6. Misty
  7. Holly
  8. Dori
  9. Mandy
  10. Red Clay Diaries
  11. Truly Loved
  12. Serendipity
  13. Bellissiman
  14. Velma
  15. Leigh
  16. Kevin
  17. Melissa
  18. Rindy
  19. Stacey
  20. Theresa
  21. Merri
  22. Paris
  23. Kevin
  24. Steve
  25. Chris
  26. Mack

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bellissimanh  |  September 21, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Aaaaaaack… I promise as soon as I have time. 🙂 I loved reading your answers.

  • 2. Merrie.  |  September 21, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    I love your answers… You have such depth and honesty.
    I’ll try to do mine tonight. We are having the grandbaby tomorrow! That means my time is consumed with taking care of precious little ones.

  • 3. spiritualoasisblog  |  September 21, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Wow! You tagged 26 people!! BTW, loved your responses…both sets!!!

  • 4. gchyayles  |  September 21, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    You tagged me! I never got the link. Ima respond in a minute. Love you XOX

  • 5. Steph  |  September 23, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Thanks for the tag! I love your answers. Very honest and insightful. Doing the meme was a good exercise for me too. 🙂

    Steph at the Red Clay Diaries

  • 6. mamarosi  |  September 25, 2008 at 12:02 am

    You have one of my favorite blogs and I promise to try to follow through with this tag when I can sit down and think for a moment… okay I just did and I wrote a blog just a moment ago, but still not done this tag yet but I will. Love you girlie!

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