Sunday, January 28, 2007


Found a book today at Barnes & Nobles, Why am I afraid to tell you who I am? by John Powell. It was in the Christian section but it's more of a self help/psychology book, which works for me. There's a paragraph in there that personified why it's so gratifying to blog rather than just journal:

"Introspection of itself is helpless. We can confide all of our secrets to the docile pages of a personal diary, but we can know ourselves and experience the fullness of life only in the sharing with another person. Friendship becomes a great adventure. There is a continuously deeper discovery of myself and my friend as we continue to reveal new and deeper layers of ourselves. It opens my mind, widens my horizons, fills me with new awareness, deepens my feelings, gives my life meaning."

Okay I'm not sure about that last part applying to blogging as only being out there and living life gives life meaning, but blogging has certainly become a part of that in this day and age. Any way blogging IS a great adventure and perhaps this is one of the deeper reasons why. Any who great book so far, take it with a grain of salt of course, I'm not sure how grounded in Scripture it is and want to make sure I'm not relying solely on this guys' opinion.


beth said...

I agree, blogging is a great adventure, and just think, if you didn't do it and I didn't, we couldn't compare lives!! I'm glad to have "met" you, I think you're an amazing wife and mother and I love to hear about your life!

California Girl said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Your post is quite timely, as I used to blog... back when I graduated from grad school and was on the job hunt. Now I'm facing change again, and I felt so bottled up about it, so I thought, journaling, or better yet, blogging was the way to go. OK, you're 25 and a mother of two? Holy hell, I'm almost 28 and we're just thinking of starting a family sometime this year. I give you major kudos!

Courtney said...

Wow - what great insight this guy has! :) I totally agree that blogging has been/continues to be an amazing adventure for me.

I love love love all of my blog friends and feel so blessed that I get to share my stories with them and vice versa. :)

my life is brilliant said...

That's exactly why I blog! It's so much better than keeping a diary and just hiding it. I love reading about all my blog friends' lives and hearing what they have to say about mine.

Besides, typing (for me, anyway) is much faster than writing by hand.


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