Lawson writes . . . sharing thoughts and memories

May 17, 2010

Why do I continue to blog?

Filed under: Uncategorized — lawsonjolly @ 5:00 am

I asked myself this question, “Why do I continue to blog?” I reviewed my blog of December 15, 2009 entitled, Why am I blogging? In that blog I told how I got started. I said I had no agenda, but I would simply write some thoughts and memories.

I have the desire to share some things that might be of encouragement or help to others as I remembered so many of the good things God has done in my life and of the relationship I have with Him. As I look back over my blogs, I believe that is what I have done.

Sharing my thoughts and memories, the theme of my blogs, has never been intended to be a daily devotional. I have added some Scripture verses to the majority of the blogs, but only to illustrate to me how God was or is involved in the many facets of my life. In writing a devotional, a person has a Scripture in mind as they begin and then seeks to explain it or give an illustration of it. If you read my blogs, you see that I tell my story and then give a Scripture. I can honestly say as I write my blogs, I do not have some spiritual lesson in mind. It happens, however, as I conclude sharing my memory, some spiritual application comes to my mind. I believe that is a way God is teaching me to see how my total life is, and must be, related to Him. He is involved in every aspect of my life.

But why do I continue to blog? Must bloggers only blog when they have a subject or thought they want to address. Very few write each day. With the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I have written a blog daily. To date, that is 153 blogs!  Think of the work of my proofreader, Judy!

Let me give you reasons why some people blog . . . and I fall into some of these categories:  Opinion — to share an opinion (example:  Clarkston, GA, www.lawsonjolly.com/2010/01/04).  Argue — to argue or be controversial. Observation/Reaction/Comment — (example:  In God We Trust, www.lawsonjolly.com/2010/04/26).   Memories — to share memories and experiences — (most of mine).  History/Information — to share research, facts, etc. (example:  John Wesley Hardin, www.lawsonjolly.com/2010/04/21). Spiritual — to deliberately teach spiritual lessons and values. 

 As I shared this list with Judy, she suggested, at least of my blogs, another category. She suggested autobiography. I agree. It may not be chronological, but it does reveal so much of my life. This becomes a journal, in one sense, for my children, grandchildren and family to know more of my life. Then I realized I am fulfilling the reason I started blogging. The grandson, Clayton, had suggested I blog to share the marvelous journey of my life.  God has been so good!

So, if you continue to read . . . I’ll continue to blog!

Lawson

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4 Comments »

  1. Lawson, please continue to share your thoughts with us. I for one enjoy each days thoughts and look forward to reading your blogs. You have been a real blessing and hope and encourage for me.
    Thanks, and keeping writing!

    We love you and your family!

    Duds!

    Comment by Dudley Henry — May 17, 2010 @ 9:46 am | Reply

  2. I don’t comment very often, but I do read every day. I hope you continue to blog. Your words are often an encouragement and always food for thought. Some days I leave with a smile to start my day. Always a good way to start. Whatever your reasons, I’m sure many are blessed.

    Comment by Angela — May 17, 2010 @ 1:09 pm | Reply

  3. Yes, do continue to blog. I like all of your reasons for writing and have certainly learned a lot about my brother in law !

    Comment by Carol Mathews — May 18, 2010 @ 7:08 am | Reply

  4. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

    Cheers
    Christian, iwspo.net

    Comment by diekextesysep — May 23, 2010 @ 1:43 pm | Reply


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