Why Do I Blog?
When I mention to people that I am a blogger, they often get excited and say, “Why do you blog?” My response goes something like this:
I started writing women’s Bible study/small group material approximately three years ago. I thought about the possibility of getting the material traditionally published, so I attended my first writer’s workshop at the Synergy Conference in 2009. While at the conference, one of the writer workshop presenters challenged me by saying, “Natasha, you should be writing something everyday.” Writing is just like anything else that you do; the more often you do it, the better you become at perfecting the craft. Therefore, I write blogs because the frequency of posts helps me become a better writer.
The next challenge was to figure out exactly what I wanted to say, so I asked myself, “How would I focus my blog?” Quite simply, I wanted to share my purpose for living:
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel [of Jesus Christ], because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes” Romans 1:16A (NIV)
I wanted to expand my Christian worldview, but I also have a strong passion to disciple and share the good news. I want to inspire, challenge, and encourage women to truly live out the gospel in their everyday lives.
The hidden blessing of blogging is that it has improved my prayer life. As I read the news and observe our culture, I write. I pray that my mind is consumed with the thoughts of God, and that my heart breaks for the things that break God’s heart. In prayer, I ask God how he wants me to live my life of love and faith in community with other people. In this way, blogging holds me accountable to act on the things that I have seen, heard, and written about.
Finally, I like to connect with, share, and learn from others. I would love to hear from you. It encourages me to see that hand of God at work in the lives of his children all across the world. Therefore, I will continue to write.
© Natasha S. Robinson 2011