Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I am a BLOGGER and loving it!
I remember some years back when I first heard the word “blog” (not knowing what it was) I thought it was the UGLIEST sounding word that I had ever heard. The word sounded like a cross between a gooey thick slimy substance and a sci-fi alien creature. For the life of me I could not understand WHY ANYONE would want to do something called.... BLOG!
Well after a quick investigation and short talk with a friend that actually had the nerve to call herself a BLOGGER; I stepped into the light and my eyes were opened to the fantastic world of BLOGGING!
It’s been two years since I created my first blog and quite frankly it didn’t start off feeling so liberating. In fact, posting my first blogposts and sharing it publicly was a very uncomfortable and scary process for me. I felt a myriad of emotions and had questions swirling in my mind from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other.
After posting my first blog I remember thinking, “Should I have shared my thoughts in PUBLIC? Why would anyone want to read something that I wrote? What will the people that know me think about my writing? What if some crazy internet stalker guy reads my email and makes it his mission to track me down in person? Do you think... perhaps... Oprah will read it???
But how time and experience changes things! I am the biggest BLOG fan ever. Instead of feeling a sense of fear and insecurity in sharing my thoughts with the world, I now look forward to it. So I listed below four reasons why I think that ALL women should blog.
Reason #1: The World Needs Our Voice!
As black women, we are always on the front lines of taking care of our families, building our communities and leading in our organizations. There is too much negative speak out in the media about us, our children and our community. We can off-set the negatives by adding our powerful voices to the mix. Jesus teaches us in the scriptures that, "Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free." It's very important that we share our perspectives and tell our story. We have an opportunity to share our story and our truths with the world through blogging.
Reason #2: Blogging Is Good For Your Health
I don’t have any studies, research or data to support my opinion that blogging is good for a woman’s health. However, I can personally attest that blogging has been a healthy, liberating, empowering and enjoyable experience for me. Blogging has been a therapeutic exercise for me to sort through my feelings, freely share my opinions, and release some my thoughts. This process has greatly impacted my emotional and physical health. Instead of picking up those cookies for comfort-- now I pick up my laptop and start writing.
Reason #3: Blogging Prevents You From Blowing a Fuse
Ladies, I am telling you this can prevent you from cussing’ someone out! Just a few weeks ago my teenage son made me so angry I felt like choking him—but ahhhhh—instead of inflicting violence on my beloved know-it-all-kid I wrote a blog. Matter of fact, once I started writing the blog I realized that the incident that I was upset about wasn't actually that deep. Blogging is a stress reliever for me. It works I tell you! IT WORKS!
Reason #4: Blogging Improves Your Sex Life
Nice thought right?! Okay I just threw that one in for good measure to check and see if you were still actually reading this blog. But isn't that an interesting thought...I think that I am going to explore this topic a little further and let y‘all know the results!
Well those are a few reasons why I think ALL women should blog. I am quite sure there are many great reasons that I would love to hear from my fellow BLOGGING sisters out there. If you have a blog please send me a link. If not, set up a blog and start sharing today!
SISTERS, PICK UP THOSE COMPUTERS AND START BLOGGING!!!