The Joy of Blogging

When I first googled the word “blog” this last April I had never even read a blog, much less written one.  I never had any interest in it, but a friend had suggested it might be a good idea for me and I knew I had a natural talent for writing ever since college.  Back then, I preferred classes with a 10 page final instead of a test because I new I would get an “A” in that class, without much time investment.  I have been writing a  journal for over 20 years, so in a certain since, I’ve been preparing for this for a very long time, but I didn’t know I would come to enjoy it so much.

I chose in the beginning to treat it much like an online journal opening myself up about my struggles and triumphs, the average and the extraordinary, but as I came to understand that this is a medium I could share some of what I have gleaned over my lifetime of spiritual discovery and Wisdom then I looked at this more as a journey together where we as fellow writers and seekers could share what we have learned along the way and what we are learning now.  In so doing, dreams began to open up for me.  I enjoy the aspects of writing.  The thrill of sitting at keyboard in the early morn, the still of the night echoing as the keyboard raps to my pitter-pat-tap-tap and I am in Awe of what comes to Creation through me, because I had no idea what I was going to type before that moment.  Each and every movement is a new word that comes to life, and the stitching together of each sentence brings greater clarity to the whole design.  It is amazing to be a part of this, and I am humbled at the gift, because it seems more like I am just receptionist taking dictation than the author behind each post.

All of what I have described so far is my internal exhilaration at becoming One with the products of my Genesis.  It would be so easy to step into a Messiah complex with wonder at my own hands if it weren’t for the fact that I know it is a result of the Peace and Surrender I have with the Presence within me, the True Creator of All, the Master Hand of 14.6 billions years of work, and I am just One intricate little detail that has sparked the interest of my Sovereign, who is One in all and with all, without exception.

There are other perks as well!  I now find myself, with over 500 followers, having had over 5000 views and representative of over 40 countries around the globe.  I never even conceived of being read outside of the United States, but yesterday I had near a 100 views from Greece alone, and the United Kingdom, and ect, etc, etc….  That is both humbling and exciting at the same moment.  I watch with great anticipation throughout the day as my numbers and statistics grow and I find I am uplifted and overjoyed that from my little office at home I am reaching out beyond what I even dreamed could be a possibility with this, and I’m only just getting started.  That is spectacular, and I find myself eager for tomorrow, but more importantly, valuing each moment today.

The last benefit I want to expound upon that I’ve discovered here is ALL OF YOU!  I swear it is like a family of writers that I never knew existed before a couple of months ago.  I am encouraged to write more, praised for my efforts, exhalted for my posts, and when I open up and share my struglles (and life has brought me many) I find support from my fellow members.  And the greatest gift of all, is I find the beginnings of my greatest dream, to see cultures, countries, and religions befriending me and each other in spite of our differences and that is the MOST AMAZING GIFT OF ALL, and it is because of each and every one of you that reads and comments on these posts.  For this gift, I can never express the depth of my gratitude and WONDER at the majesty you all possess.  My Love and Affection for you all is True.  A with this I end the post with my most profound:

32 thoughts on “The Joy of Blogging

  1. I have heard about blogging many years ago but it is only now that I get to test the waters. I also love to write as it is an avenue for me to express my reflections in just about everything under the sun. glad to have hooked up with you. i’m enjoying your blogs. you are an inspiration. keep it up!

  2. I’ve been writing and sharing for a while but just embarked in the blogging world. It’s almost a month as an active blogger and finding all the treasures you have written in this post. Thank you for your recent follow and look forward to all you share.

  3. Great post. I love reading how blogging has added to peoples lives. Your description of a “family of writers” and “journey together where we as fellow writers and seekers could share what we have learned along the way and what we are learning now” is the best I’ve ever heard it described 🙂

  4. I’ve known about blogging for years but never considered my work worthy enough. Now it’s so cool, I’ve only been doing this a few months and I’m getting a lot of followers. I love the blogger’s community so much more than the Face Book community, which I gave up on over a year ago. I get to follow blogs by intelligent people without the obligation of having to read something because it’s a friend in real life. It’s so much more relaxed and people are supportive, not competitive.

  5. I am also new, and just beginning to get “connected.” You just expressed my thoughts as well… being grateful for every visitor, and feeling overwhelmed at the surprising sense of community that is here in the blog world. I’m excited to be part of it all, and to share your corner, with you.

  6. Thanks for following my blog! And welcome to the blogosphere! I just am returning to blogging myself. I blogged all through high school and college, but slowly stopped as I began writing full-time for a newspaper. This year, though, I felt God calling me to write for myself — and for Him. Since then, like you said, I definitely have been awed at the work of creation God has invited me to join. All best!

  7. I’m one of the newer followers of your blog (thanks for following me, by the way), and I have to say that I’ve been enjoying the read so far! You write with passion and an egoless sense of wonder, and it’s really been a pleasure reading your thoughts. I’m really glad that so many other people are enjoying this as well!

    I think blogging is one of those ways we’ve discovered to reforge connections over this new medium. Ultimately, it’s about the exchange of experience and perspectives, and it feels amazing for that to happen. So much of writing is shouting into the ether, putting a message in a bottle and hoping that someone hears you. It’s an amazing feeling when your audience starts talking back. 🙂

    • I am humbled and pleased with your praise. Thank you, jakebe for your kind words and comments. I am glad you have found my blog to your delight. And yes, it is amazing to have a dialogue with my audience! 🙂

  8. I SO agree on the ten page final rather than the test. I’m glad you’ve made your way to the blogging world. It is pretty fun!
    I definitely have a different philosophy on writing though. I consider it an art and as an art can’t just be slopped out without thought. But I’m sure you also carefully craft what you do.

    • Everybody talents and gifts are unique. Are my words crafted, yes, but I do so as they flow, and then of course, I reread several times, usually after I publish it and edit little things here and there as I see them. I’ve watched as painters do a a portrait and all they do is see what they want in their mind and bring it to life, where I am bound to struggle to stay in the lines of a coloring book with a 5 year old. The coloring is a planed picture and I have no talent for such works, but in writing, I write from which I already know; when I do spiritual writings, I have over 20 years of reading in my head to draw upon, so i’ve already done the research, I just need to put it together in a coherent form, not to mention, I find inspiration and guidance by meditating as I type. I started off writing this, thinking I did not put much effort into my craft, but as I’ve just learned, I’ve put a lifetime into my craft and I draw upon it as I type. 🙂

  9. You are so right. I just recently shared my blog to the public as well. And it feels good sharing my thoughts to the exposed blogosphere. 🙂

  10. You articulate the joy of blogging so well. I was also surprised to find that blogging could be bring me into contact wtih so many other amazing people across the world. The connection with other writers is probably my favorite part of blogging. 🙂

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