Ah, the great dilemma. Yes I know. Hamlet had the original dilemma: "To be or not to be...". Personally, I have no problem "to be". I never question that. I figure that God made me, so there has to be a reaon I'm here, so "being" as never been an issue. But lately, I have been in turmoil about "To Blog Or Not To Blog". That is the big question.
Let me back up. Last December or January, quite by accident, I came across my first blog. I'd never heard of such a thing. I returned over and over in fascination and found I really enjoyed this Christian lady and how she wrote of her family and thoughts. And yes, I finally left a comment. And one time, she responded specifically to me. Oh my. This was a two way street. I was hooked. I discovered that if I clicked on a name of someone leaving a comment it took me to a new blog. Heavens, there was a whole world out there I had no idea even existed!
During the next few months, I gave myself strained mouse finger as I clicked away on all sorts of names. (Bet you didn't know there was such a condition). Each led me to a whole new world, a whole new person, a whole new discovery of lives, thoughts, and senses of humor. And then I came across a blog that had a contest running and I found a pic of a lady that had stuffed herself into a wash machine & taken a picture in order to win a book. (You know who you are!!). I thought: "That's my kind of person." So away I went to her blog eventually leaving a comment. And she would respond back. It thrilled me! We commented back and forth for a month or so and then I'm red faced to say I hi jacked her comment section and did a meme in there. I was just so excited and new nothing of blog manners. She didn't even get upset. What a "Whole New World"! To make a long story short I'm proud to now consider her my friend. Shalee (Shalee's Thoughts), it's all your fault, you drew me in with your infectious personality and openness!
But back to the great dilemma. Should I blog or not. Leaving comments was one thing. Writing mine on a regular basis was another. To say nothing of the issue of putting myself out there in the public realm. Really scary to me. And to say nothing of the fact I am pretty much basically computer illiterate. But what absolutely clenched the deal, other than
Shalee's, Shannon's (Rock's in My Dryer) and Addie's (Life with Little Women) encouragement, was what I consider to be a miracle before my eyes that happened in the blog world. And a lot of you were a part of it. I'm talking of the wonderful drawing together of ladies as they heard that a fellow blogger needed prayer for a desperate situation. In one day, over 100 ladies, none of whom knew this blogger personally and who basically is anonymous on her blog, drew together in a huge prayer chain and show of support and kept at it.
That sealed it for me. I want to be part of this wonderful community of Christian ladies. So for better or worse, here I am. The great question has been answered with "To Blog". I will now push the publish button. God help me.
P.S. I will figure out how to link when I mention people. Sometime.