10I love blogging because I can blog about things that make me nuts. Instead of yelling at my TV or radio, I can blog about it. It keeps my blood pressure under control and I don't have to worry about the veins in my neck.
9I love being able to share stuff with others that I find on the Internet. If I didn't have a blog, I wouldn't be able to share the cool sites like this one with anyone else. It's how I can justify all the time I spend surfing the web (hehe).
8I like the public accountability for my goals. I joined the Chunkster Challenge so that the thought of public humiliation would ensure that I would read the books that I told everyone I would read.
7I like being part of a community. We are bloggers, we share something in common. There is something about us that makes us want to share our triumphs, struggles, joys, cares, and dirty laundry with the rest of the world.
6I like to have a place where I can brag about my kids. Samantha got straight A's on her last report card, this is the first time she has ever done that! Sarah would have made the honor role except she is struggling with geometry.
5I love the creative aspect of blogging. I love to figure out how to find unusual images for the title graphic for both this blog and my Reformed Chicks blog. It takes effort to find images that work with the dimensions that I have to work with.
4I love figuring out the technical aspects of blogging, whether it's how to create a tag cloud, creating RSS feeds headlines for my blog, trackbacks, or favicons. It's fun to search the Internet to find out how other people did it. That's the great thing about the Internet, everyone shares how they do neat stuff.
3I love sharing the word of God with my readers and I love being able to have a place where I can share what I'm learning in seminary (whenever I can find the time to write about it).
2I love having readers. I love that people come to this blog from all over the world and I hope that in some way I've shared the love of Christ with them. 1 Corinthians 13 sums up the importance of love in blogging:
1 Corinthians 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1And the #1 reason I love blogging is that I can post cheesy 70's theme song music that I think fits our theme :-) Enjoy!