“Well, that’s just your opinion”
said my high school English teacher after she had read my senior research paper on abortion. I had done my research, written till my hand cramped, and drawn my conclusions. According to this definition I was entitled to my opinion. Not so said she, who was also my principal…I wanted to graduate in a few months, so I didn’t argue, took the lower grade, but never changed my stance on abortion…it’s murder.
Anyway, not the point of this post, writing is. I wrote throughout college, in class and out, keeping daily journals scribbled in shorthand so no one else would know what I was writing. Writing took a hiatus as I married and became a mother, but not for long as I began to put random thoughts, prayers and dreams on scrap paper, napkins, whatever was within reach I could write on. Those journals are in a box somewhere. I’m still deciding if I should keep them or light a match to them.
Four years ago I put away my pen and paper and began blogging. Initially, I wasn’t going to let this blogging thing get the better of me. I had tried earlier that year and walked away from my computer moaning that I couldn’t figure out Blogger. Labor Day weekend I tried again and haven’t looked back except for a couple of breaks when my brain needed a rest.
As I celebrate another year of my blogging mantra to saturate your heart, mind and soul in God’s Word, loving Him and your neighbor as yourself, I want to encourage my blogging/writing friends with a few links I’ve read that have helped me as I press on to write for God’s glory.
Do you want your blog or book to be compelling? Read here to find out how.
What does John Newton, writer of Amazing Grace know about blogging?