Why do you blog?

I’m sounding like Forest Gump, but Mama used to say “It’s important to let your feeling be known  Your so quiet, so I’m giving you this journal for your twelvth birthday.   Write your feelings down, create something based on your feeling.”   Alicia, Derek’s mom 

This was the start, my inspiration, my feelings, all started from that first journal twenty-five years ago.   For me it’s been artistic creation of my mind through my feelings.  Journaling has been a healing force for as long as I can remember.  My early journaling has much imagination.  “Where the Wild Things Are”, was my favorite book growing up just like DanNation I still live in imagination much of my life, so I tried to imagine what it would be like for me without the blogging process which I’ve been doing for years now, and journaling since I was twelve.

                                     

                             Like flight being taken away from an eagle…

                                               Such would be me.

                          Like the power to manipulate words

                                being taken away from a poet…

Such would be me.

Like the refusal of a canvas to accept paint from an artist…

Such would be me.

The essay of assisting you in understanding the severity of my loss

Well, let’s suffice it to say…

The depth of that realm is simply too vast.

How long would the aches of not having that outlet last?

I will go on…

However,

How bright would my flame be?

My glow would dim, but to what degree?

The respect that I show for myself…

Would continue

The good deeds that I do for others…

Would continue

The dreams that I have …

Would continue

The partner that the Lord  put in my path will be given my all.

Walking next to him…would I stand as tall?

If I didn’t have a place to write these words, I don’t think I could last

I would struggle to hold onto my grace…

While lying in the dark.

Everything would be forgotten…maybe this is my medicine

To forget…

maybe that would be the ultimate sin.

To have not recorded my word

The first journal my mother gave me was

To aid in my survival

This makes me begin to smile.

This is what life would be like

Without my blog.

                                                     By: Derek 

Why do I blog?  Because it helps my heart to heal.  I have a picture in my head of what blogging is for me.  It’s a healing garden of my mind, it helps me nurture what is sacred.  It gives voice to my spirit through my words and my feeling.

 Every day we all have the possiblity to tap into our soul’s beautiful artistic palette through artistic expression and imagination like Life’s Colorful Brushstrokes .  I’ve enjoyed all these years of a creative journey, this journey of me.   This journey that one day will lead me home.  Now I ask you, Why do you blog?

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~ by deveil on AprilUTCb000000amThu, 05 Apr 2007 07:07:53 +000007 19, 2007.

8 Responses to “Why do you blog?”

  1. A way to express myself and share it with those who are interested in reading it.

  2. Lots of reasons, but one of them turns out to become friends with the likes of you!

  3. I BLOG TO SHARE A PART OF ME AND TO MEET PEOPLE LIKE YOU DEREK…WITH HEART, COMPASSION, GENUINENESS, AND LOVE. THINK THAT SUMS IT UP WELL. HUGS!

  4. Honestly, I started because the guys at Twisted Studs told be I should start one…then it morphed into something that help me with loneliness and not I have developed friendships and support. My blogging reasons have changed as I have changed.

  5. Man, you’re making me think here…..why……hum. Not all entirely sure. Love to write, love to tell stories, like helping others out with things I’ve gone through myself, like encouraging others, like trying to be creative……

  6. It helps me to remember. In the begining I wanted to turn the Comment function off, but the interaction with peeps is so good, AND genuine… It makes us feel connected no matter how far aworld.

    Hope you and Mike have a wonderful Easter weekend Derek! xoxo

  7. I blog because my older sister, Debbie, got me into it back in 2003. Firstly, it was to keep in touch with family and distant friends. But it evolved to become a more cathartic outlet.

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