Before I do anything new I tend to ask a multitude of questions and the decision to start blogging (again) is no exception.
Questions of why blog? > what will I blog about? > how frequently will I blog? > who will want to read my random thoughts? > swirled about asking for answers and I decided answering those questions would make a good introduction topic.
So here it goes…
It is easier than writing a book. Blogging is an accessible medium; it is interactive, immediate and intimate. I have been encouraged to write by various friends. I enjoy writing because I enjoy ideas and sharing them. I like challenging the status quo, encouraging deeper thought and gathering useful feedback. I seek connection with people beyond just superficial interaction. I want to be a better communicator of thoughts and my hope is that others may benefit in some way by my rambles.
What will I blog about?
Ask me a year from now. I picked ‘ideation’ as part of the name because formation and discussion or communication of ideas is the goal. I cannot come up with a specific focus for this endeavor so I guess anything could become fodder for thought here. I hope the content can be both intellectually stimulating and practical value. I do not have lofty credentials or a real specialty and particular expertise to draw from, so expect a smorgasbord of casual observations and non-expert insights. In broad categories I do imagine my commentary will be on topics pertaining to life, love and faith. Expect some talk of current events, personal experience, theological perspectives, spirituality, worldview, history, human nature and vision for the future.
How frequently will I blog?
It could be irregular in frequency. Although I would prefer to blog frequently as possible without compromise of quality and hopefully at least weekly. Expect my blogging to come in spurts as available time and available inspiration could constrain me. I do not know what the future holds; I cannot know for certain what will demand my attention today let alone weeks or months from now. I figure the more important step is that I get started while I have opportunity then leave tomorrow in God’s hands.
Who will want to read my random thoughts?
Who knows? I hope someone other than me does find them useful. I suppose it will be those who already have an investment in me: My friends and family and those interested in the topics I happen upon. It would be nice to have some following. However, in the end, this could be more of a personal journal of observations and my own experiences than anything else.
Anyhow, as one voice in the crowd to another and until next time…
God bless and good day!