I started blogging in January 2015 as a way to put some of my journal thoughts and advice on paper, or rather, on a blog. I want to share my journey, what I’ve learned about being a Christian who struggles with depression. I want to learn to write for an audience. I want to see if my words can make a difference for someone, if I can offer encouragement. Writing for someone else helps me get the thoughts from bouncing around in my brain, or scattered all over a journal entry, into a form that (hopefully!) makes sense to readers.
One of my favorite things about blogging on Wordpress is the classes they offer. I’ve taken several: to learn to blog better, to add photography, to try poetic forms, to develop a habit of writing daily, to learn about HTML and formatting this space.
As I continue blogging, I’m learning to find my voice, and to lighten up my writing style. I don’t want my entries to be heavy, or dark, or too long. While the topic of my blog is dark and lonely, I want to write about depression with hope. The hope that I have is in the knowledge that Jesus has never left me alone in the depression journey.
I’m also learning about what Blogging Community is – I have some favorite bloggers, but this process strongly encourages me to find new ones. That is one of my favorite parts of this whole blogging world – reading different perspectives, different topics, different writing styles, discovering others’ talents. So let the blogging begin (again)!
And thanks for reading and commenting.