Friday, July 22, 2011

purpose (with a small p)

I started this blog with the intent of writing specifically about my faith - questions, ponderings, musings, epiphanies, explorations. I still want to do that, and I think I need to. Writing is important to me and having an outlet to write that might actually be read by someone (amazingly enough) provides a motivation factor that writing to myself lacks. And still, I find myself wanting to write about other things that aren't specifically faith related and wondering if I should. After all, I had a purpose for my blog, and a narrower focus should be better, right? I didn't intend it to be a "blog about Claire and her really interesting (not really) day to day life."

However, I'm having second thoughts. There *are* other things I want to write about, and they are certainly related to family and life, if not always explicity to faith. So maybe I will... It's my blog and I'll write if I want to? (I don't even want to know how many bloggers have already used that line).

It isn't as if I have this huge, loyal following who will be confused and annoyed by my sudden widening of material :). And who knows, as quickly as I say I want to write about other things, I may change my mind again and go back to a more singular purpose.

I guess the bottom line is (and this is why I write things out - I think about them as I write and come to new conclusions as a result) - it IS my blog and I WILL write if I want to. I have a lot to get out, and ultimately everything should revolve around my faith anyway. Maybe this will help me get it sorted out.


Be Not Afraid said...

Do it. You are great writer. I really enjoy reading your blog.

Claire said...

Thank you! I appreciate that :).