Monday, February 20, 2006

Why another blog?

I realize that I am probably the 100 millionth blog to be created here in cyberspace. I have resisted getting a blog for several years because I didn't want to add to the cacophony of noise already being broadcasted around the internet; after all, what could I add that would be of interest or relevance to anyone but myself? To be honest with you and with myself, the answer is: nothing. So why the blog? First and foremost, this blog is primarily for my own edification. I need to sharpen my writing skills, and so I present them for public consumption and criticism. If you can give me any pointers, advice or criticisms on any of my posts, I would welcome and appreciate them. Second, I think that having a blog is a wonderful way to encourage other people by posting thoughts or links to articles that I personally find encouraging and beneficial to my spiritual or physical life. I'm not a scholar and I can't offer anything on here but my perspectives on the ironies, sorrows, eccentricities and joys that I find in life, found through the things that I enjoy doing most.

4 comments:

Josh Blaha said...

This seems to be a recent topic among Christians these days. I think you are eactly right. Blogging should be more of a place for Christians to sharpen not only themselves but others also. We all have much to learn and what better way is from God's Word first and others next. Thank you for your thoguhts.

Shelbi said...

Hi Josh! Thank you for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts while here.

Anonymous said...

Nice Blog , and good post!
Keep up the good work! :-)
LTS

Shelbi said...

Thanks Landon! I'm so glad you approve. ;-)