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.