Karen, of Write From Karen, has an open
There's a lot I like about blogging.
I enjoy writing. I have so many thoughts rolling around in my head so I enjoy the process of freeing them from their confines and putting them in a forum where other people will read them. I like it even more when I hear other people’s opinions on something I write. So I love comments.
I enjoy reading other blogs. I learn so much about life through other people and their personal experiences. I like exercising my voice by putting in my two cents, or lending what little support and encouragement I can through a simple comment.
I like having blogging friends. Those who visit my blog, and I visit theirs, on a regular basis. Even though I don’t know these people in person, I have got to know who they are, what their lives look like, their joys and their struggles. I’m a relational person and I enjoy the blogging relationships that have been formed.
But what I love about blogging is reading about amazing people – and there are a lot of them out there. A person’s blog is usually their personal voice. Everyone has a voice; a story to tell or a cause to promote. Many blogs are specifically designed to raise that voice. In other blogs, you can hear the blogger’s voice more in their regular posts. You can hear their challenges, passions, desires, and wounds through their everyday living. Either way, the blogging world affords me to meet (in a blogging sense) some awesome people and to hear their voices.
I came across one such voice just this morning. It’s the voice of a 12 year old young lady who has started blogging about the loss of her brother, who died from a heart defect after only a few weeks of living. Even though he lived for a short time, he had a great impact on Hailey, who is now performing random acts of kindness and paying it forward in his name. I think you will find her story inspiring. You can visit her blog here.
I know blogging takes time. Time to write, time to visit other blogs, and time to comment. But for me, the time is worth it because my life is changed by the voices of so many wonderful people.
I encourge you to visit Hailey at her blog. She truly is an amazing girl.
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(thanks Spilt Milk)