A couple of weeks ago I was having a conversation with a fellow kidmin leader about blogging. She started talking about all the reasons she hasn’t kept up with blogging, and many of her reasons sounded all too familiar to me. I think we have all heard, and probably used many of the same reasons for not blogging. We are all just too busy, jealous of others’ resources/talents, or secretly worried that our ideas aren’t good enough to share with others. I would be lying if I said that I didn’t relate to and sympathize with all of those reasons. However, I began to share with her all of the reasons I decided to start blogging. By the end of the conversation she was encouraged and ready to get back on the blogging train. So, today I want to share with you three reasons to start blogging right now.
1. To Keep a Journal of Ideas
This is the main reason I started kidmincorinne.com. I simply wanted to keep a detailed “journal” of all of my ministry ideas, events, and set designs. Many ideas in kid’s ministry can be used again in a year or two. If I have detailed posts with pictures of all of my ideas I can go back and reference them to use or repurpose for the future.
2. To Share Your Ideas With Others
I know you might be already making up excuses in your head, as your reading this. You might be thinking that there are already so many other blogs out there, someone else probably already came up with the same idea, or that no one will care about your ideas. God gave each one of us unique talents, and our own individual perspective on the same ideas. One person’s opinions and ideas are not better than another person’s; they are only different. If you are able to help others with ideas you are already using energy and time to create, why wouldn’t you share them?
3. To Grow as a Leader
I touched on this reason a little bit in my post last week. Blogging will absolutely challenge you to grow as a leader. Since I started blogging at the beginning of the year I have improved my writing skills, read more books/blogs from other leaders, been more detailed in planning events, set more personal/ministry goals, and become a more committed leader. Those are just a handful of the benefits I have experienced since I started blogging.
What do you have to lose? If you have been thinking about starting a blog, or you have a blog that has been collecting dust for a few months, don’t wait another minute. Start blogging today. You won’t regret it.
For those of you who have a blog, what are some reasons you would add to this list?