Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Reflections v. 1 n. 1

A fitting first reflection - lessons learned in blogging.

When I started this blog last April, I didn't think it would last a year. Most social sites I try and fade away from within a few months. My facebook is neglected and twitter just baffles me - I have yet to open an account for that. I thought "24 and prolife" would be a great name because I figured I would stop blogging before the end of my 24th year - now I'm not so sure.

This blog challenges me to state my opinion in a loving and forceful way. Persuasive, intelligent and thought-provoking topics challenge my mind and heart while hopefully engaging readers. How can you expose hard truths while loving people on the other side? The researcher inside of me screams her answer - facts! Those facts are objective and deserve some time in the spotlight. There are enough commercials giving the facts and side effects of different medications, I'm just trying to even the playing field. Another part of me argues that love will show the way. Both of those answers provide my motivation to blog and to teach NFP - more people need to have the opprotunity to learn about safe and effective methods.

So what did I learn last year blogging? That I have so much to learn - making my opinion matter very little. Yes, blogs invite commentary and opinion, but at the end of the day I know it is just that - opinion. It is not my place to judge - here or anywhere else. I desire to be open, honest and approachable while providing a resource for myself and others. Even with all the lessons, I have only been blogging a short time and have a lot more to learn. What have you learned through blogging?


  1. I am glad that you are planning on sticking around!

    You couldn't be more right about the need for both facts and love.

    I have actually learned a similar lesson through blogging. I have gotten to the point where I honestly really want people to challenge me and to correct me and to help me become a better member of the community. I still have my instinctive inclination to not change and surround myself with people who do not require me to alter my thinking, but it is changing.