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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Shifting Gears

You know, I had the honest intention of giving up on blogging.

Why?

Well, I don't know if you've noticed, but everyone is a blogger these days... It's great to each have our own voice, but after a while... It feels crowded, like we're all struggling to have our voices heard, all shouting over one another to be in the spotlight for a second or two.

That is a frustrating feeling, and I am not really feeling very competitive these days. I've begun to feel like blogging just makes me another voice in the dozens worth dimes.

But I decided I would write anyway. Not necessarily every day or every week, but I am on a path. It is a path that needs to be chronicled, somehow, and whether you care to follow along this journey is up to you.

I always think, when cooking something fun or different, how much I'd like to share this with everyone... Or when making crafts or painting with my son, how I want to share this magical moment. Or when divinity spills grace back into my life even when I had turned away or felt lost, I want to tell someone about it.

This is just an offering from me to you: I want you to feel like you're sitting down for a cup of coffee or a spot of tea with an old friend, catching up on life, laughing together about silly things, and empathizing with one another's defeats and challenges.

Won't you follow me as my journey takes this new turn, if only for us to encourage one another along the way?

2 comments:

Salem Witch Child said...

I've felt that way before. However I look at my blog as a diary. Granted a very open one, but I don't write for others. I write for myself. Of course comments are great and I appreciate it when people take the time out of their day to share their thoughts and feelings.

BB.
SWC

Kristen said...

@Salem Witch Child: You're exactly right. And that was my problem... I was writing for others and not myself. And that was why I began to hate it. It became an awful, dreaded chore when it came time to blog each day and come up with something to write about. Now... I'm just writing. No theme, no one to impress. Just thoughts to share. :) And yes, using it as a diary sounds like a very good and thoughtful idea.