The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don’t have any.
– Alice Walker
In a nod to Valentine’s Day, this month’s Green Moms Carnival topic invites green bloggers to examine their love for blogging, to answer the question, “Why do we do it?”… in 250 words or less.
Given that I’ve been attempting to answer this question for myself, off and on, for the last 18 months, and that I’m not known for my conciseness, it’s a daunting way to return to the carnival. But here we go.
I continue to return to blogging, and to blogging here, specifically, because I am so in love with the natural world. I believe that this earth and this life are our greatest gifts, and I’m determined not to let a bit of either go to waste.
I believe that the simple is beautiful…
and I believe that the unexpected can be found all around us…
when we slow down enough to look for it.
In the online world we speak often of having reach, and having influence.
Part of why I become discouraged with blogging is because I suspect my reach and influence extend only to the seven or so people who read this blog faithfully, and the three young people who live under this roof.
I come back because I believe that, perhaps, touching just those hearts is important enough.
They don’t have to be convinced. They just have to act differently.
I’m not better than anyone,
& I’m not trying to convince people to live
by my standards of what’s right.
I’m trying to convince them to live by their own.
-from Eating Animals,
Jonathan Safran Foer
I blog because I believe in people. I believe in you.
I share my heart and my photos and my kids and my quotes and my words and my info and my love, in the hopes that I can inspire others to help make this an even more beautiful world.
Fellow bloggers: why do you blog?
Readers: why on earth do you come to see me here?