When people ask what equipment I use, I tell them my eyes. (Ansel Adams)
Why blog? It’s a place to fill with words, photos, stories, ideas, musings. A platform to share my journey. To ramble on about found confetti. Or my personal experience with adventuring, dreaming, traveling and soul daring.
This particular blog documents over 12 years of posting. My first venture in electronic publishing happened on January 1, 2000, when I started a group email titled “e-devotions.” Then I tried xanga, blogpost and eventually landed with WordPress. My blog has been renamed and redesigned multiple times. Nourishment for the Soul. Soul Pantry. And now Soul Pages. There are a couple side blogs out there: one about walking paths, another about cereal bowl fiction, and I’m pretty sure there used to be one called “Living on Intuition,” which was about our boat travels.
Often I meander away from the blog format, just letting my ideas and thoughts swim around in my head. Then I pause, and wonder: why haven’t I posted.
And then I ask: why blog, what’s it for? It’s for an audience to be sure. But really, it always comes back to a free place to publish my writing efforts. So I’m back. Ready to post, publish, share again.
What will I “blog” about? Whatever I want! That’s the genius of this format. Sometimes a vignette, a spiritual reflection, a prompt, a poem, a story or a photo.
I choose this space to celebrate my created self, to share life and to hopefully encourage a reader or two. A place to stretch my vocabulary and creative writing skills. So, welcome back, if you’re reading this.
I hope to post more frequently in the near future.
“…that I may know how to sustain with a word…” (Isaiah 50:4 ESV)