Prompt: If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why?
Wow, this is a difficult choice. I love reading and interacting with other bloggers so much….But if I had to make the choice it would be to write my own blogs.
I began blogging to put my thoughts and feelings about many issues in writing. I wanted to write about my early years growing up, my life in general raising a family, my faith in God and anything else that seemed important enough to write about. By writing about the depression I suffered for so many years, I thought I might help another …even if only one person to feel less alone in their despair. I didn’t at the time know whether or not I would ever interact with anyone else.
By writing about the past I thought it would be good to look back at where I came from as a child with a dysfunctional background and then as an adult and to see the progress that I’ve made.
However, I also thought that my writings would in a way leave a legacy to my children in order that they might see some of the things they didn’t know or see in me as they grew up.
I’ve been printing off a few posts at a time and am putting them in a binder so that they can read them and maybe learn or glean something from them.
I have to say though in closing that if I hadn’t been able to read others’ blogs I would be sadly lacking in blessings and encouragement and wisdom received by doing so.