In my ode to blogging (which may have been misinterpreted) I ran with an unofficial tag and expressed my love for blogging. To recap, here are the 5 reasons I gave:
- Having a blog gives me a platform and a voice.
- It’s introduced me to many like-minded people who have become friends.
- It’s given me a reason to write.
- I am in love with the idea of social media. The idea that people can connect and share ideas from any country and be on equal footing.
- Blogging is a catalyst and a tool that can be used to change the world.
Now, I’ve been officially tagged by Brian of Genius Types. Thanks Brian, for giving me a reason to blog today. Here are 5 more:
I blog to raise consciousness.
20 Years ago, the idea of successfully publishing a book may have deterred a person like me from spreading the concept of increased awareness of God. Today, I am among several others who are lifting their voices to introduce ideas like the Law of Attraction, Subjective Reality, and Intention Manifestation.
We are fast approaching the day when a significant contingent will discover that God is everywhere present and that it’s up to us to manifest all the good in our lives by being clear channels for God’s expression. We are learning that our thoughts shape our world. Right now, that information is being used to expand bank accounts and find the right mate.
I blog because I want to use the idea to bring peace and help us to become aware of the Divinity in ourselves and in others. When we do that, we can’t help but do unto others as we do unto ourselves because we will realize that we are others, that there is only One.
I blog to facilitate discussion.
No man is an island, but sometimes it sure does feel like I’m living on one. I was fortunate enough to be raised in a family that believed in wacky ideas like being Divine, but when I left the nest I discovered that not everyone had the same ideas. Fortunately, I stumbled upon a site that opened the door to a whole community of wacky-idea-believers.
I blog so that there is another thread in the fabric, so that someone else might find a home here, so that I can offer the same refuge that was offered to me. It’s not sufficient for me to have a site in the ether with no audience, neither is it sufficient to know in my stats tool that I have a lot of readers. I want to facilitate discussion. I want people to start talking, and I want this to be the place where they know that they can openly express an idea and find that, not only is there no judgement, but there might be someone chiming in to say “me too.”
I blog to express my creativity.
I didn’t know I had it in me really, to come up with about 200 words a day, but alas, I do. I was a math and science fiend growing up. There was a heavy emphasis on logic. However, I always had an interest in art and beautiful things. I have a knack for translating words into images, although I don’t do much of it here. Here, I am developing the ability to translate images and ideas into words.
I blog to learn and teach.
I have a sincere interest in understanding and applying spirituality to my life in an everyday kind of way. Blogging about it helps me to practice what I preach so to speak. When I write a post, I’ve lived it at least 3 times. After I hit publish, I get hit with a whammy of “test” to see if I really got it.
By blogging, I am learning how to really live from the inside out, and I’m getting the opportunity to share my experience with friends. How cool is that!
As an aside, if you’re into numerology, my expression, persona, and destiny numbers are 7. I almost got my Ph.D. because I wanted to be a professor. I really enjoy learning and teaching, but I could never find a topic that I was interested enough in to delve deeply. (I also have 5 fives in my name.) Spirituality and how to apply it is a life-long pursuit and the deeper I go, the more enchanted I get. Not to mention the practical application really is changing my life.
I blog to build visibility and credibility.
I took sales training a year ago and one of the fundamental things that we learned was that a sale results from the combination of visibility, credibility, and fit. I think blogging helps in all 3 areas. It helps you to slowly build an audience by providing valuable information and over time you can become known as the authority in a given area.
I want to change the world. I believe everyone can. I believe that I am “supposed to” change the world in a big way. I’m not sure how yet. I just feel it. In the meantime, blogging is giving me a voice and helping me to build capacity.
I’m going to tag some A-listers on this one. Steve, you probably want to save your blogging juice for something a bit deeper, but I believe you’ll have a doozy of a list. Same goes for Darren, Brian, and Seth. I’d also love to hear for Stephanie Quilao.