why I [need to] write

Not that you asked but here you go…

Why I write?

  • I’m more of a verbal person than a literary one, but still I found out that sometimes I had to write about my faith and thoughts to explain it to others in my world.
  • Is this really necessary?  I think so, though it sounds kind of silly, I’m aware of that. But really it was a part of getting the message across.  I try to keep a journal to accompany many of the thoughts that I am constantly having so that I can convey them later.
  • Blogging makes me be a better writer. Writing is a skill that needs to be practiced and I need to practice it more often.  If someone just thinks about writing they are a thinker, not a writer, by committing to this blog, it forces me to fine tune my abilities.
  • Writing forces me focus. I customize every talk I give, the presentations I give are constantly morphing from week to week based on what is happening in the world, the experiences I have, and the people I meet. Thus, many of my blog posts are directly related to crafting a presentation for an upcoming speech. It also makes me think about what is important to the audience, and not only about the things important to me.
  • The words might help someone.  If in some way something I put on here helps another person, then the time it takes to write is worth the effort.
  • Finally, the blog forces me to keep reading and learning. If you want to write you must be exposed to new ideas, thoughts, points of view and perspectives. Because I write this blog I must force myself to observe the world around me more. It is easy to get myopic and not seek inspirations.  This is an easy trap to fall into as a aspiring pastor but we must stretch ourselves.

About Jon Nelson

I am just a nobody trying to tell everybody about Somebody [Christ Jesus]!

Posted on November 2, 2010, in ...from Jon, Life. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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