Inevitably, due to the close proximity of family over the past few days, the subject of blogging came up. "So, what do you blog about?" and "What is a blog exactly?" and "What's the difference between blogging, facebook, and my space?"
To sum up a lot of my problems within myself, fear would be an appropriate description. I fear what my family thinks of me, I fear what other people (typically those with more money than me) think, I fear how good my relationship with God is. Fear, fear, fear. Today at church I was blessed by a scripture that was placed in our notes. The passage was from the book of Isaiah and part of it read, " Fear not, for I have redeemed you...I am with you" (emphasis added).
Why does it matter what my family thinks about blogging or what anyone thinks about my blogging. I simply see it as a great outlet and deep down, I enjoy reading other people's blogs. It's a nice window into their life. For example, MckMama's blog, I love it. She has recently shared how some people have bashed her for "exploiting" her children and I am shocked. I never perceived her blog as an exploitation. I believe when some people see others successful at something then they automatically start griping.
As to my family, I know that I do not share all of the same opinions and views as them and I worry that at some point there may be a blog that hits a nerve. But I will take that risk and hopefully let my fears go, realizing that each person is unique and one-of-a-kind.