Why Blog??

Some wonder what is the point of blogging? Why let everyone in on such personal private feelings? For me, writing has always been an outlet, a way to develop my thoughts. I never claimed to be any good, but I don’t have to be. It’s my words…my feelings…my life captured on a page. It allows me to pour my feelings onto a page, set it aside and move on until I want to revisit it.

 

I thought about starting a blog for a long time but never had true purpose until we lost DJ. I find myself drawn to words by other people who have had similar experiences. I combed the internet for blogs and writings that spoke to me. Reading these things validated my feelings. It lets me know that what I am feeling is normal. Reading and writing for me is a way to navigate my grief.  If my words on this blog help one person realize they are not alone, then the vulnerability I feel by “putting it all out there” is well worth it.

3 thoughts on “Why Blog??

  1. I almost feel like I was reading my own words when I was reading your “Why Blog?” section. I feel the exact same way. I’m not a writer, but I’ve always wanted to start a blog, I just didn’t have a passion until we lost Joshua. I found and still find comfort in reading other’s blogs. They make me feel less alone and more normal in my grieving. May God bless you and others through your blogs!

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