Friday, December 09, 2005

Why?

Why do you read my blog?

I posed this question on another blog that had a link to my blog. The response was “I just find your discussions of your experience with the Church fascinating, given that I've only recently been going. Also the stuff about attempts at self-sufficiency…”.

Recently, Julie asked me how many people I baptized and how many weddings I performed and I answered “I don’t know”. For some reason, I react negatively to counting heads. I remember people and experiences and these are important to me but the numbers aren’t.

So, when I ask “why do you read my blog” it’s not to change my posts to increase the number of readers. Rather, it’s a way of asking “what is there about me or my posts that interest you?”

Psychology, sociology, people and the world in general intrigue me. This is just a curiosity question. I have come to the point that I enjoy writing but, most of all, I enjoy asking questions. I think learning can be an addiction.

Why do you read my blog?

16 Comments:

Blogger Thom said...

I like reading your postings because you tell about your joys and your foibles. How you think of your life and what you are doing(and have done) in it.That makes me reflect more on my life, helping me see through my fog. In other words, while you make yourself a better person you also make me one too.

12/09/2005 08:39:00 AM  
Blogger Smarts said...

I like your blog, hence you, because you remind me of my dad, who also is an ex-baptist minister. He thinks thoughtfully and deeply about anything and everything. I have even emailed him some of your posts. He also dislikes counting heads and uses the word 'pride' in the same context you do!

My dad and I are very close. We sometimes agree to disagree. Your blog feels like home:)

12/09/2005 09:04:00 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

I enjoy reading your blog first and foremost because I believe you and I share a similar approach to life in general. You blog radiates a sense of truth which I am always attracted to.

12/09/2005 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger Buffalo said...

You write beautifully, are intelligent, thoughtful and seem to have a gentle soul. I can not detect any pretense or arrogance in your voice. You seem to be seeking truth.

Your choice of subject matter is almost always evocative.

You seem to be the type of person with whom I would enjoy having a cup of coffee and some conversation.

12/09/2005 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

You seem like a nice, folksy type of person, smart and interesting, but not full of yourself or overly opinionated or self-righteous.

12/09/2005 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

Anvilcloud has taken the words from my mouth!
I think you have strengths where I have weaknesses and so I can learn from you.
Above all you seem a TOLERANT person. I say this partly because I realise I was insensitive in my comments at one point and you put up with me!

12/09/2005 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger George Breed said...

I like reading your blog because you are opinionated, tough, self-reliant, headstrong, anti-social, and sometimes troubled, yet temper that in favor of reason, lovingkindness, care, concern, and camaraderie. I like sharing northern Arizona with you! You are a brother warrior.

12/09/2005 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

For me, its because you seem to approach life warmly and openly. You have sorted out what you want, what makes you happy, but still sometimes are delighted or fascinated by something new.

12/09/2005 01:00:00 PM  
Blogger Bonita said...

I enjoy reading your thoughts, seeing the endearment you bring to relationships. Straightforward, honest, open - isn't that what relationship, friendship is all about? I hope to see more on your other blog - I'm especially interested in seeing how you can succeed in using minimal resources, and also, what the effect would be, living 'far out' away from things. I would think the sparceness would have an inner impact, a greater sensitivity. I would like to go there.

12/09/2005 04:22:00 PM  
Blogger Gaye said...

It's your wisdom my dear man; your compassion; your individuality--I value every comment you leave on my blog. Very few people impress me--you do!!

12/09/2005 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger Round Belly said...

I read your blog because it strengthens my world view while giving me a glimpths in the life of some one with more expereince then me.

12/09/2005 07:26:00 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Your choice of names for the blog and blogger gave me the first hint.
I keep on coming back because of your honesty and curiosity, your depth of thought and feeling.

You are sharing your life and I feel richer to be included.
And I like the fact that you are livin off the grid.

12/09/2005 10:52:00 PM  
Blogger kathy said...

I'm new at reading your blog! your name i_wonder you wonder a lot of things like me. So that got my attention and i started reading your blog. I like your blog.

12/09/2005 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger Still Searching... said...

You speak with intelligence. Your posts, subject matter, your views on such, thoughtful.

12/10/2005 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read your posts because you spread a mature and therefore calming feeling with your words. I also get to see your interesting point of view over topics, and it's so good to widen my mind, something I'm always willing to do.

12/10/2005 03:59:00 AM  
Blogger jo_jo said...

I read because I identify strongly with your philosophy - Life is a Gift. Somehow that realization changed everything for me.

12/11/2005 11:13:00 AM  

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