Jun 20, 2011

Why I Blog

{not my photograph} 

I write. 

I sit down at my beloved laptop and type. 

I hit the crisp, black backspace key several times and rewrite. 

A mixture of emotions and words jumble and whirl in my mind, but I continue to write.

And rewrite.

I glance at my blog, and stop for a moment, asking myself, "Is it worth it?"

My page titles aren't how I should like it, the background is busy, the sidebar disorganized - is it even worth it, to devote so much time into such a project, when I haven't been faithful to it? 

Is it truly worth it?

Yet at that moment, I think of all the sweet comments and notes that have been left here. The encouragement of the simple kind words has brought to me - the encouragement that my current goal isn't just to have fun creating this project, but to bless others, touch the lives of sweet sisters in Christ, in the process. To create a simple, online garden, for them to rest within.

And when I say farewell to the sweet faces that have brightened with joy after visiting my garden, I know...

It has all been worth it.

I know my blog doesn't have 900 followers as I should like it to have one day, 

I know I have not been posting faithfully,

 I know I do not return comments and encouragement to every neat blog post I stumble upon as I know a good blogger would do, 

But from this moment on I hope and pray that I will continue to bless the lives of others through this experience. 

This is why I keep the passion of writing and blogging alive.
Will you join my journey?

I hit the "Publish Post" button and lean back in my chair, relieved with my heart swelling with joy and relief...


  1. Beautiful post Grace! :) I'll join on your journey with you!

  2. Loved this post, Grace. Perhaps you need a blogging break? I know it can get too much sometimes. Blogging should NOT be something you feel like you have to do.

  3. I understand the way you feel. Sometimes I wonder if my blog touches anyone. But I will say I love your blog.

  4. Aww. Great post, Grace Dear! <33 Your blog is WONDERFUL..don't forget it..and SO are you! ;) {hugs} I love your background {though one downside of it is that is takes a long time to load for me, which is one reason I don't get over here and comment as much as I would like to}, and how feminine and delightful it all is. <33 And you are so much better at commenting on others' posts than I am! :/

    Love ya, sis!

  5. Neat post Grace! I liked this: "to bless others, touch the lives of sweet sisters in Christ, in the process." It's really sweet that you seek to bless others through your work! Keep up the great work!


  6. I know what you mean, Grace!

    I have been asking myself the same question about my ministry... but the prevailing answer seems to be that I should keep it up!

    As I think you should do with your blog! :) I really enjoy your blog.... but perhaps posting less would be easier on you! :)

  7. Wonderful post, Grace!

    I was wondering if you have re-drawn a winner for the earrings you gave away in your may
    party? If so then who won? :)

    I look forward to your upcoming giveaways dear friend! Your giveaways are always a joy to enter and I think they add a very nice touch to this blog! :D

    Also, have you sent my letter yet? I haven't received one as of yet....