so...i've been blogging for awhile....mostly to keep family and friends who live far away updated on our super-exciting, can't-miss-a-minute-of-it lives. but i also write because i like to go back and see what was going on a year or two ago. ocassionally older posts help me put a current struggle into perspective or just cause me to praise God for His provision and love.
i've also discovered that there are many folks out there who have fun, unique, incredible talents and i've enjoyed sharing their trials and triumphs with them. i do have to admit that i'm slightly envious of those of you who can paint such wonderful pictures with words and whose photograhy skills are crazy good.
i'm amazed at the openness of my blogging buddies. their willingness to share their hearts has touched me in ways that i feel inadequate to describe. my family laughs at me when i sit at the computer crying and rejoicing while reading your blogs. and then they smile when i stop to pray for the writers who seem to really be struggling with life right now.
so this is my thank you to those who make browsing blogs such a great past-time and to those who have taken the time to read my small offering to the blogging world.
and then all this made me wonder (and this is when i invite the lurkers to join in the fun) -- why do you blog? what blogger is your favorite? do you feel like you are letting folks down if you don't blog everyday? do you write for your readers or for yourself? do you hate when someone asks you a million questions? where do you get the inspiration for your blogs?