Monday, September 20, 2010

Wildly famous

Last night I had a dream that my blog was wildly famous. And its not the first time either. But I'll tell you, the wheels are turning.

Do all  blogger's go through a phase of wishing and wanting their blog to be something more? something better? something that could reach hundreds of people, encourage others, bring laughter, delight and even tears to your lives? Is it even possible for a reformed Christian woman to have a popular blog?

And even more so, is it a good thing to seek after?  Would it take me away from my duties and responsibilities as a wife and mother? Is it something I would still enjoy if I did it "full time" or "for a living"?

Of course, "full time" and "for a living" are hard phrases to explain or live up to. As a hardworking wife and busy mom of 3 boys, "full time" does not mean "8 hours a day"-- I already have two full time jobs (husband/house/kids)!! I'm not quite sure what "for a living" means either, since my husband is the one who provides for our home. Maybe "for a living" could mean something like, "for a new pair of shoes." Hmm, I like that.

"Full time" and "for a living" aside, I do love blogging. I love collecting my thoughts and putting them on paper so to speak. And I think I've always loved writing. As a child, I wrote "books," journaled frequently in my secret diary, and, of course, penned letters to friends. But I think it was in college, when I really discovered it was something I enjoyed. Sure there were papers that I agonized over writing, but there were also essays I agonized over in a good way. Each phrase and word  had to mean exactly the right thing. I'd pour over the pages, edit and re-edit, and received stellar grades for my efforts. I enjoyed it immensely, I just never had the TIME  to really pursue it (I was a busy college student X 3). I don't know that I really have the time now either. I've already realized that blogging in this house means rising before the sun (and the kids)! And oh nuts, I can hear them stirring in their bedroom already!

So...wildly famous?? We'll see what happens. For now, suffice it to say that my "Follow Me" button is just waiting to be pressed and my comment box is waiting to be filled. Beyond that... we'll see!!


Rachael said...

I often wonder the same thing. You are a great writer and I think people would be able to connect with you easily. Me on the other hand...I'm not a great writer and don't have an exciting life. I do however check out a lot of other bloggers and enjoy seeing what they have to say about things from photography, to crafty stuff, to just day to day stuff. It would be interesting to see how famous you could get, wouldn't it. Not sure how to go about that though :)

Anna said...

I've been there (wishing your blog could reach and encourage lots of people). However, I tell myself that God doesn't let that happen because it would all just go to my head. I absolutely love your blog though and find it a true encouragement. You make me laugh, think, and work harder toward being a better wife, mother, and, most importantly, on the road of sanctification. Also, I'm not a reader, but I find it encouraging to see how you devour books. I've put many on my list to read and made it through one of them already. :) Thank you Kathryn for all that you write on your blog! Famous or not, God is using you to touch others. :)

Rachael said...

I read what Anna said and I wanted to add that I totally agree. Even if your blog isn't "famous" it still is touching those of us who read it. You are a great inspiration to me and I can always relate to your blog posts. You also remind me of my daily devotions and how I need to make this more apart of my daily routine. Thanks for being such a great example of a godly wife and mother.

Kathryn said...

Thanks Girls! Your comments meant so much to me!


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