WHY DO YOU BLOG?

I need a little help from you today. My friend John Dobbs and I have been asked to team-teach a couple of lessons on the topic of blogging at the Tulsa Workshop. We’re going to be talking about subjects like …

  • How blogging reaches the whole world.
  • How blogging reaches people looking for answers.
  • How blogging encourages people in their daily walks with God.
  • How you can find community in the blogging world.

So here’s what I’d LOVE to know from you today…

  • Why do you blog?
  • Why do you read the blogs you do?
  • What attracts you to certain blogs?

Thanks for your help on our class. I’ll share with you my answers on “Why I Blog” on Monday.

(COMMENT OF THE DAY: Doug said… “Unfortunately, I am not convinced that blogging has helped improve much of anything for me. It seems to get me into more trouble than anything else.” ** Doug, I feel your pain :) Trey )

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  1. Paul Wilkinson says:

    I was writing an e-newsletter with about 200 subscribers, and decided to see what would happen if I moved from a local readership to one that is potentially worldwide.

    I don’t really enjoy dry doctrinal debates, I like to read about real people dealing with honest questions about the Bible and life; with a bit of a sense of humor. In other words, people you’d like to meet in person.

    I’m attracted to bloggers who offer fresh content every day or so; where there is a range of topics, a sort of ‘magazine’ format; and where the blog itself is visually interesting.

    But my favorites are the ones that engage me on a topic to the point where I can’t NOT make a comment.

    BTW, despite my online activities, I’ve been encouraged to read more books in 2008 than any other year. I thank all you other bloggers for that.

  2. Odgie says:

    Why do you blog?

    Because its cheaper than therapy.

    Why do you read the blogs you do?

    Because they make me think.

    What attracts you to certain blogs?

    The promise of hearing or reading something I have not thought of on my own.

  3. Fillmycup says:

    I pretty much only read your blog on a regular basis. I might visit a few here and there, but not with consistency.

    I read yours because it helps me walk my daily spiritual path. It applies to my daily Christian struggles and gives me insight in handling them. We must be similar to the same age as your blog deals with kids, marriage, and keeping a Christian heart in a secular world.

    Your blog is where I grow spiritually as my church leaves a bit to be desired in this area… something I am working on…

    I read it because while it gives me spiritual food for thought, it also brings in humor, and “secular” fun. Therefore, I feel I know the blogger. I wouldn’t want to take spiritual advice from a guy who doesn’t let you see how he lives his life. I want a “preacher who can practice what he preaches” and one who is not so arrogant he thinks he has all the answers. I find that in your blog.

  4. TREY MORGAN says:

    fillmycup – Thank you for your kind words :)

    Words like that keep me blogging!

  5. Mommysmart says:

    Well, I went back to day one for the Smart Family blog, October 10, 2005 and found this as my introduction….”I really hope that this blog will be a way for friends and family to check in on us and start their own blogs so that we will feel more a part of each others lives! God bless!”

    Wow, did that wish ever come true! When I started blogging I only knew 3 other bloggers. Now, I can check on almost all of my friends through their blogs. I started “mommysmart” as more of a journal for my thoughts and have more recently joined the two for the sake of simplicity.

    For me blogging is…..

    a network of friends
    an online journal
    a family photo album
    a “yearbook”
    it is sometimes therapy
    a ministry
    a cluster of reality shows
    a way to gather ideas
    a realization that we are all in this “life” thing together
    a reflection and collection of who we are

    I am so blessed by your blog and know so many others who have been as well. God is working in our lives and I believe through blogs. Hope that your teaching at Tulsa goes great! Blog on!

  6. Van says:

    Trey, looking forward to seeing you in Tulsa! I don’t know if you read Josh Graves’ blog, but he posted some interesting thoughts about blogging a couple days ago. Here’s a link to it:

    http://joshgraves.blogspot.com/2009/01/blogging-good-bad-and-ugly.html

  7. James says:

    Just thought I would tell you I was here.

  8. Whol-E-Herbster says:

    I BLOG because of my love for God and my love to see people serving him to their fullest abilities. It saddenes me to see people who say that they deal with the health problems “GOD has given to them” or that “this HAPPENED to them” because I used to BE THAT WAY myself! Now, I know different! After eating the way Moses did with only natural foods that God has given to us in their natural states, my family has absolutely no health problems anymore to blame on anyone. (being passed down genetic diseases is a whole nother story–check out the book Be Healthy and Happy by Dr. M.H.Tabb–over 900 scripture references on living long and healthy lives directly out of the BIBLE!)Our children love life everyday and serve God with all their hearts because they do not get sick anymore! PRAISE BE TO GOD!

    I love reading yours on occasion because of the faith aspect and the creativity I see in it. I appreciate your strength as a father and husband, and someone who strives to serve his LORD.

    Faith and natural health attract me to sights because I believe they go hand in hand in serving GOD!

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