A Blog Anniversary… Birthday… Blogiversary… (whatever it is), meme

Terri, at In His Hands, tagged me a couple of weeks ago to do a meme on 5 reasons I blog. At the time, we were recovering from viruses, possible salmonella poisoning, and exhaustion. So, knowing that my 1 year anniversary of this blog was approaching, I decided to wait and do it for that. Because, frankly, if I’ve lasted on this blog for a year, I BETTER have some darn good reasons. So, in no particular order:

1. I started blogging to keep in touch with family. I am not good at making phone calls or writing emails. However, since I inevitably find myself on the computer at some point (okay, several points) throughout the day, I figured a blog was a good way to share tidbits and photos.

2. From that, it turned into a journal about my family and me. I have never been a diary keeper. But there are things that I jotted down years ago – memories of waaaay back when, that I am thankful that I took the time to jot down, because I had long forgotten them. I have so many family members and in-laws who have the gift of recalling and telling stories of their childhood and their kids. But I’ve just never been good at recalling those types of things. They get shoved into the crammed spaces of my brain.Since I’m not getting any younger, blogging allows me to jot down events and conversations that I would one day forget, were it not for this blog.

3. One of the things I didn’t even realize it would become, was a place to share my faith and record my relationship with the Lord. It actually wasn’t until I set out to revamp the look of my blog that I thought about a title for this blog and how it fit into what I was writing about. My title, Looking Towards Heaven, reflects my longing for eternity – for walking with my Lord and all of the glorious wonders He has awaiting me. And, as my side bar notes, this blog is my log of the journey/trip there. Sometimes it is not pretty. It is usually bumpy. But, as long as I keep my eyes on the goal, it makes the trip sweeter. This blog allows me to sort through what I am going through and how it draws me closer to Him. Since the first day I realized that other people were actually reading my blog, it has been my prayer that the Lord would use this blog to reach someone for Him, touch someone, plant a seed or water an already planted seed.

4. I’ve been amazed at the unity of the blogging world. And that is one of the reasons I blog. There is a common thread in all of us to connect and find out “hey, I’m not the only one!!” There is comfort in that. I know I have shared things that I thought “man, I feel really vulnerable about what I just wrote…” And then someone will comment and say “ME TOO!!!” I love that. And when someone needs prayer and comfort, people jump out of the blogging woodwork to reach out and help.

5. I also blog because I have never been good at writing. Some would say that would be the FIRST reason they would not blog. But, it pushes me out of my comfort zone. Which, I am learning, is a good thing.

I’ll have to revisit this meme each year on my blog’s birthday to see if any of my reasons have changed.
I’m not tagging anyone, but if you decide to do this, leave a comment so I can read your reasons.



  1. http://Michelle%20Potter says

    Congrats on having your first blogiversary! Today’s mine, too, only it’s my 7th. I guess that gives us something in common. :)

  2. http://Beck says

    Those our lovely reasons! And a whole year – wow!

  3. http://Terri%20@%20In%20His%20Hands says

    I share your reasons! It is crazy how many of us connect because of our faith—I love that!

    Thank you for sharing, Karla!


  4. http://Ruth says

    i’m glad you blog.

  5. http://Barb says

    We’re all glad you blog, Karla, for whatever your reasons. I think I’d have a hard time coming up with five reasons. But I especially relate to the sense of cummunity. Who knew there were so many great people out here! You’re one of them, of course. :-)

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