Thursday, November 02, 2006

I'M CURIOUS


Why do you blog?

When I first started to blog, it was because I wanted to be a voice for divorced people. I think that divorce is so commonplace these days, so accepted, that often we forget what a devestating thing it is to try and navigate through.

But over time I have found that blogging has become something more. Sometimes I share my musings, sometimes I share my prayers, sometimes I share my story. But what I now have is this community of people I care about.

For me, this "blog world" has opened doors to friendships I most likely would not have had. I have friends who are teaching me about their countries, their cultures, their languages, and their politics. I have friends who are consistently wise, some incredibly talented, and some of you make me laugh so hard. I have read a book or listened to music that I would not have known about if it were not for you. I have considered the many who daily live with war after one friend responded to my 911 post. I have learned that it is proper to site the source you get your Google images from (which I promise to faithfully do from this post on out). I have heard about your children and grandchildren and smiled at their pictures. I find delight in seeing a new face drop in. I have been challenged to love Jesus better by some.
This morning it hit me that I truly care about you. I pray for you. I wonder about you when you don't show up for awhile. I look forward to reading what you have to share.
I don't know why God has intersected our lives or how we may support or change each other down the road. But I do wonder....what about you? Why do you blog?
Image taken from here.

32 comments:

Becky said...

sara started it!

KayMac said...

Of course she did! She has invented most everything that is good and of value!

Sara Maria said...

I blog because I like to journal fun and important things in my life. PS: hi rachels mama!

Anonymous said...

sara invented blogging just like al gore invented pants

dawnaj1958 said...

I agree...it's cathartic and addictive in a very good way. I am amazed at how many of us there are who love the Lord and love each other. It's a wonderful, beautiful thing to reach fellow Christians and share love with them. And it's awesome to be on the recieving end of that love. Great post! Al Gore invented pants? I thought Sara did.

Live, Love, Laugh said...

I just stopped in to ck out your site and I agree with this post, it is amazing what we can learn about the world around us and about those we hardly know. I too have so many people who I care about that I have never met, I am thankful to have this medium to communicate and to get to know others whom I might never get to know otherwise.

Anonymous said...

I blog therefore I am. I dunno, it just popped into my head. LOL I blog to let people know what's going on with Third Day and the Gomers. But sometimes I get a revelation about something and I just have to share it. That's when blogging is fun.

Aaron said...

I blog because getting paid to do what I do doesnt entertain me NEARLY enough. I have to fill up the time with something a little more interesting =) I do have a question though, what in the world does this horse have to do with this post? Im confused....yet captivated

KayMac said...

Corrine: great to hear from you! I missed Third Day when they were in MI--we had boot camp...and that is the ONLY reason I didn't feel deeply sorry for myself.

Aaron: LOL. Don't you think that horse looks a bit curious? And that ain't no bull!

Tracey, in MI said...

I blog, because I am.

I'm with Aaron... what's with the horse?

If I have the right answer can I have a pony?

KayMac said...

ARRGGHHHHH...I JUST THOUGHT THE HORSE LOOKED CURIOUS!!!! FORGET THE HORSE. LOL

TRACEY: YOU CANNOT HAVE A PONY. YOU ARE WRITING A BOOK AND HAVE NO TIME TO CARE FOR A PONY.

Tracey, in MI said...

you should have told me that pony poop is worse than beagle poop and baby poop combined... that MAY have convinced me... fine. *sniff*

(I have shoveled pony poop before, not as much fun as riding a horse) btw-- the horse was cute;)

Margie said...

I love to blog, I started because like all good things, Sara invented the blog. I love it. i felt like it was a great outlet, and now i have 4 blogs. what the heck!!

I love you too!

Sara said...

hmmm, why do i blog? that is, after i initially invented blogging and that horse? well, mostly because a few people to whom i kept forwarding my latest ramblings (hi mike) pushed me to blog. i think so their in boxes wouldn't be so heavy-laden. now i blog for many reasons. to communicate, to fellowship, to share, to unburden, to pray, to hold myself accountable. to keep in touch in a world that has gotten crazy busy. to see what God's up to. to meet the friends i never knew i had. to connect.

Becky said...

see-sara DID start it and about the poop, kaymac-watch your step!

KayMac said...

Becky...you made me laugh

Mike said...

Hi Sara

Sara said...

Hi Mike.

Birmingham Girl said...

I invented Sara.

Anonymous said...

the last three posts made me laugh :)

I started to blog because Wonder Woman (you probably remember her) was blogging and I couldn't comment her blog because she didn't allow comments than the ones from bloggers. I also really liked her blog - it seemed like a relaxing thing and I really needed some rest at that time (it was like a month and a half that I always came home from school and was learning until midnight...I was going crazy, then). Then I just thought it was cool to continue. :)

Richard said...

I have wanted a presence on the web since 1996, but did not get around to it until 2005 after seeing my friend Ingrid having a blog.

At first blogging was difficult - finding my voice.

It now acts as a replacement for the days when I would go out for coffee and have conversation.

Tom Harry said...

it's comforting to know there are people out there that care about you, that think about you.

While we know the internet is a playground for perverts and all these baddie what-have-yous, you'll find people somewhere that even if you have never met them, you could feel the honesty, the sincerity from their blogs, from their friends, and you know that these people are good people-- and they are also permitted to use the internet.

thank you for being here, and thank you for the appreciation. you are very much appreciated yourself. God bless us all. :D

DT said...

Your the best Kathy. Great blog about why we blog. Im pretty sure though that blogging was invented about the same time as Pauls letter to the Romans. I did a concordance search and came up short, however I did find this to confirm my belief. In Romans 5:1 the ESV states; "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ". However in the original Greek translation it states; "Having been justified therefore by "blogging", peace we have with God through the Lord of us, Jesus Christ." I contend that it was a simple mistake on definitional misunderstanding as the Greek word for faith can be also mistaken for the word blogging. In this case the Greek lower case "s" was left out. Hope this helps. Dave

KayMac said...

Peta, so glad you kept blogging. I am glad that I know have an adopted niece in the Czech Republic!

Richard...yes, I think you are right...tea for me though.

Tom Harry...good point about the internet. I certainly do enjoy hearing your perspective on the world.

DT...wow, I didn't know that about blogging from the Greek. Thanks for clearing this up. But you probably know that because you are an elder, right?

Aaron said...

I just noticed...that horse has something wrong with it's leg. This picture looks fishy...Hes supposedly eating grass...but there is no grass...I dont trust this horse anymore.

KayMac said...

Aaron...very observant. that is rather curious about no grass for the horse.

Jada's Gigi said...

Blogging has saved my life! i don't remember why I started..probably for the very reasons I continue...friends...a place to vent...a place to be heard...friends...yep..that's why...:)

Richard said...

I prefer tea, but only if served in a proper cup - it tastes all wrong out of a styrofoam cup. Coffee does not seem to have this problem.

KayMac said...

R - My European friends would quite agree...tea must be brewed and served properly to count as the real deal!

Jada - me too!

Anonymous said...

i'm so behind on everyones blogs! feeling overwhelmed.

blogland is the only place i actually talk to anyone since i reject any and all social activities, church or otherwise. except for a couple times when mike yelled at me and made me go places. he's mean.

KayMac said...

That marching band and parade going by is for you Tina...celebrating your return. We missed you!

JT said...

Kaymac, I'm super late on commenting and catching up on the blogs, so if you read this... you're the best. I blog just to babble, or vent, or just to say hi and be chipper.

Ask DT about why yawning is contagious and fonfa passsages...

TFAB, yes, mike can be mean sometimes LOL =)