To blog or not to blog

Posted by Kath

You may have noticed, there hasn’t been much action around here lately. I’m not really too sure why. I’ve been thinking about it a bit lately – as in, why haven’t I put more stories on the Blog? I’ve come up with a few ideas:

a) Life has been kind of “boring” lately. Which I totally love, don’t get me wrong. But seriously – who wants to read about the fact that this morning I got ready, piled the kids in the car, got the kids out of the car, dropped Jack at school, put the girls back in the car, went to the library at 9am, got the the girls out of the car, realised the library doesn’t open until 930am, got the girls back in the car, went to MOPS, got the girls back out of the car and so on. Yep, it’s boring hey.

b) I really don’t know who reads this stuff anyway? What started out as a way to communicate with people who might be interested in what we’re doing “mission” wise has probably morphed more into general life. Kind of a silly comment that – it really all should  be intertwined. But I find myself thinking when considering a post – “I don’t know if my friends who aren’t really into God are going to get where I’m coming from on this one.” Either that or “I don’t know if perhaps the more conservative people supporting us in mission are going to appreciate this much honesty?”

c) In conversations with people, I sometimes just don’t say much at all for fear of not explaining myself properly. As I write that I realise that the fear is really that people won’t understand me and then not like what I’ve said (or won’t like me). I know that is stupid on a number of levels. There will be (or at least should be) times where people genuinely won’t like what I’ve said (thank God not every one has the same ideas I do). It’s really not very nice of me to assume that if I can’t communicate my ideas well enough, people will think badly of me. Although some past experiences have taught me otherwise, a lot of people probably just assume the best. And really, I shouldn’t care that much anyway.

So I’ll continue, warts and all and if it doesn’t come across well – assume the best, or pick me up on something or just stop reading 😉

And even more importantly seeing as proper relationships with real people face to face are way better than this – I will have a go at sharing my ideas more openly without caring so much that I haven’t fully explained the million and one things and 32 years that have led to them.

9 thoughts on “To blog or not to blog

  1. Good, Kath. I’m glad you’re going to continue to write. I am certainly going to continue to read!

    I bet a lot more people read your blog than you think. I also think that the people who do read don’t think that they should leave a comment on your blog because a) they don’t think they have anything to add to the conversation b) they are embarrassed that they are reading because they think it’s like stealing someone’s journal and reading it, c) they don’t realise that you are so encouraged to know that they are reading.

    Please, fellow readers, I urge you to respond to Kath and Cam’s entries. It might not matter so much now, but when they are in Lichinge, I know they will greatly appreciate that they’re not ‘out of sight, out of mind’.

    So, if you’ve read this, I encourage you to leave note, or even a small ‘amen’ to encourage Kath to keep writing.

    Love you, sis. xx

  2. I love reading what you write, I have the same feeling when I speak/write that people don’t get me at all…I think you are a fantastic writer/speaker.

    Everyday I ask God to help me see me as he sees me, sometimes that helps me to remember that I am special and worthy to God and what other people think is really not important at all in the grand scheme of things

    1. Oh that’s good to know. I enjoy reading it too – it’s so good to go back and read about things that happened and the little “kid stories” I forget and really importantly, the things God has been saying. I think that will be even more important when we’re in Moz and wondering why on earth we decided to move 😉

  3. I really enjoy reading what you’re up to as well, keep blogging please!!! I wish I had the ability to write and do a blog but it’s just not in me…. my hidden talent must still be hiding elsewhere!!! LOL! 🙂

  4. I can’t get enough of reading your blogs! I get excited whenever you post a new one up. You have a great writing style and i think it’s a wonderful way to keep up to date with whats going on in your lives as you prepare for this next journey! Your writing helps me to see that we’re all part of a bigger family! xx

  5. I love reading your blog, I can relate and sometimes it just helps to know that someone else finds joy or frustration as the same thing that you do….xxxxx

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