If you’re reading this post, I’m assuming you’re probably interested in blogging. Perhaps, you’d like to lighten other people’s lives with your sense of humor. Or, it could be that you have learned much about certain topics and wish to educate others with your knowledge. Sometimes, you simply have a lot to say and would enjoy expressing yourself by writing.
Whatever reason you have for desiring to blog, there are some other good reasons to blog.
Writing about your feelings, ideas and thoughts can promote healing for you and be helpful for those who read your blog.
Blogging can be a useful tool in uncovering solutions for emotional challenges and working through those trials in life, while bringing glory to GOD through writing about your faith.
How blogging can be healing to the soul…
- Journaling. Blogging provides an opportunity to journal about your feelings. If you don’t typically journal or keep a personal diary, writing about your experiences provides you with the “space” to record life’s events. This, in turn, can be very healing for you.
- Mental processing. Blogging encourages you to process your emotions and thoughts. As you write, it sort of forces you to take the time to think about your experiences. Share some Bible verses that have been helping you grow in your faith through your experiences.
- Seeking solutions. Writing often involves reviewing a situation and discussing possible options. Whether you blog about an event before it occurs or afterward, you’ll likely take a closer look at the situation than you normally would, and perhaps see things from a different perspective.
- Helping others. I think helping others is the greatest reason to blog. Sharing your person experiences can also contribute to the lives of others. When we read a blog post, we learn about what someone else has experienced.
- Whether your blog is about adventuring something new for the first time, going through a difficult life situation, or having an epiphany, readers take in all that information given.
- Blogging promotes healing as you share your struggles and your eventual rise above those challenges. Your readers may find your experiences inspiring. Plus, much to your readers’ delight, they might also find that your ideas and insight helps them solve some of their own dilemmas.
- Regular blogging builds confidence. The more you blog, the better writer you will become. Likewise, the more you evaluate your life in faith and learn how to address those challenging situations, the better you get at doing so.
- Blogging is a useful tool in sharing your faith. You don’t need to be perfect, nor should you come across as having a perfect life to your readers. We all stumble and fall. Those trials can bring us much closer to God, and sharing that with others can be an encouragement for them to continue walking on in faith as well. Connecting with other Christians online can be an encouragement to you, offering more healing to your soul as well.
- Blogging frees you. Keeping things bottled up inside can be suffocating. On the other hand, opening up and sharing your thoughts and feelings is liberating. Throughout life, many of us have learned (or were taught) to keep our feelings and emotions under wraps. However, releasing feelings in nondestructive ways can contribute to a healthy, contented life.
As you can see, blogging offers some good opportunities, and when done in the right manner, allows you to share Scripture and your faith. The world needs to know there’s a God who loves them, cares for them, and can be there for them, even through the hardships of life.
SIDE NOTE: I wanted to be totally transparent in saying that there can be some negative sides to blogging. There are times readers might share negative and critical comments. So, if you are in a delicate, emotional spot at the moment, you may want to proceed with caution. There is also an option to turn comments “OFF” in your blog settings.