Or – my response to Pete’s question – Why do you blog?

  1. I use it to journal. This can include any number of topics from heavy handed stuff (remember the post about sexual purity?) to nonsensical ramblings which even, when I go back and read, think …um…. maybe I should take that down??… LOL!
  2. I use it to keep a record of my family life. I blog all the great photos, cute stories, family vacations, kid’s quotes, and general silliness – etc – so that I don’t forget all the things that make motherhood so enjoyable. God knows I need the reminders. 🙂
  3. I originally set up the blog as a place to store some articles I had written and that had been published on a friend’s very popular website. (Here and Here) Eventually I asked her to remove any trace of me from her site – I no longer associate with her circle and didn’t want to be connected to them online. But, I’m glad I kept a copy of the articles online. However, I know I wouldn’t agree much with a lot of what I originally said in those two articles.
  4. I’ve used it for some accountability for goal setting! I don’t know how many times I’ve blogged about the stupid 5k, but I was glad to finally get that silly 30 minute run jog over with and get it crossed off my “to do” list!
  5. I also keep the blog so that family members can keep up with us. It makes it easy for my Mom (who lives here but used to live in IN), my Aunt in NH, my Dad in Belton, Royce’s parents in Waco, Royce’s brother in Dallas, my Sister and Brother in Austin, and my Sister in San Antonio (yeah she lives here but I never see her) to keep up with us. Not that Royce’s parents have ever read the blog, nor does his brother, neither does my brother, nor my sister that lives here in town, nor my Dad – but if they WANTED to keep up with their sister/daughter/son/grandchildren – they could. They don’t have an excuse – that’s really my point! I make the effort to keep the blog updated and they could make the effort to read. So. That’s all I have to say about that!
  6. Sometimes the blog gets a little controversial. But I pull through it and move on. Life is controversial – and so we deal with it. Sometimes privately. Sometimes on the blogosphere.

I’m sorry but I won’t pretend to sell the gospel here. It’s just the low down dirty truth on Sarah Walston. Take it or leave it. I just happen to be a Christian. I know that the blog could be used to share the Gospel with the world, but I just don’t want that to be the focus. If that’s what people see when they read the blog, cool. But I’m so over being hyper-religious. It just would take too much effort. LOL!

I know that most bloggers have created a little community for themselves online. I think I’ve purposefully NOT gone that route because of being burned out. I’m so tired of watching Christians pretend to be one thing to the world, and then live their life juxtaposed to their own teachings. I can’t stomach it. LIfe is too short. So I’ve always just kept my blog jogging to a minimum and really between sites where I knew the author in real life. However – I do have to say – there’s something about Pete Wilson, and the girl over at Flowerdust and the guy over at Beauty/Depravity and that Aaron Ivey guy that… I don’t know – I really like.

I’ve been thinking about it for a while now – for a couple of days anyway – wondering what is it that makes me click over to their blogs…. I haven’t really come up with an answer yet but I’ll be sure to blog about it when I do.

Anywho.

There’s my rambling answer to the simple little question. Why do I blog? I think, all in all – I’m probably addicted.