I wrote my first blog post ever in August of 2008. We were preparing to move to Alberta from BC and I wanted to keep family and friends updated on the cuteness of our little boy Jakob, who was one at the time. Well, let’s just say, a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then. I found my voice blogging. I discovered the power words and images have in inspiring and encouraging people whom I can not meet in person. I have discovered that it is a great gift to be able to articulate those things which so many people feel and yet cannot explain.
I have been considering the idea of Digital Storytelling a lot lately. What role it plays in our lives, in our communications, in our relationships and in our promoting of the Gospel. Social media can be a scary thing. I remember when I started blogging I may as well have said that I was selling Avon or…Stella and Dot? It was weird. Today, blogs and other forms of social media are an accepted part of business and life. I want to explore this further. As always, I am wrestling with what role this space will play in my life and how much I can give it. Because, let’s face it – blogging can be time consuming. And yet, others have affirmed me that it is so worth it. And so, I need to find a way to make it happen. You might see some changes around here. Affiliate ads, or Amazon links. Don’t be scared off. I’m not writing for money. That is one thing I am committed to. I write what I want to write. I write for me and for you, the reader. I write what I am passionate about….that being said, it would be lovely if, in the future, this space could at least pay for what I put into it.
I want to thank you. I want to thank all of you who read and comment. It really means so much and it is the reason I continue to write. Without your encouragement I would not know that what I say, has any affect on the world. I have said many times before, I get so much fulfillment out of writing a post and having someone say, “I needed to hear that today” or “This is exactly how I am feeling”. So thank you. And I hope you will continue to journey with me.