My Reason for Blogging

Christy Hoss writing on laptopRecently I read a blog post on writing. I try to read things that are uplifting and encouraging, but after reading this one, I crashed into a deep, dark hole of writing woes.

The article said that if you don’t have anything to offer your readers, why write?

So, I asked myself, “Why do I write?”

It goes all the way back to second grade. I dreamed of writing all my life. Now that I am published, my purpose for writing is to keep telling stories.

But why do I write a blog?

Does anyone care about what I have to say?

After much evaluation, I have come to the conclusion that I write because I want to connect with people. I want my readers to know I am a real, imperfect person with all kinds of problems, pursuing her life’s dream of being an author.

The point is, people need each other. If I reach one person with my musings, that is why I write.

I also have stories roaming around in my head that demand I put them to the page. If I don’t get them out, the characters will drive me crazy!

Also, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt God has called me to write for Him.

4 responses to “My Reason for Blogging”

  1. Maria Matson says:

    Chris,
    What a heartfelt blog—I hope you touch many readers/writers with this post. It sure has a good hook/question. Your honest reply touched me, and I relate to it. To reach just one person can/will make a difference. Thanks for writing and continue.

  2. Jan says:

    Christy,
    Your Rubberband series of books has touched one boy’s heart deeply and helped him verbalized the trials of his young life. In reading them together, I have seen God bringing in so many situations for meaning conversations.
    Keep writing Christy, you are speaking to so many reader’s hearts.

  3. Jan says:

    Christy,
    Your Rubberband series of books has touched one boy’s heart deeply and helped him verbalized the trials of his young life. In reading them together, I have seen God bringing in so many situations for meaningful conversations.
    Keep writing Christy, you are speaking to so many reader’s hearts.

  4. Claudia Millerick says:

    The powerful characters in your books are inspirational to many young children.
    Reading your stories will encourage and lift up kids to imagine themselves in a band or talent contest or help them be brave enough to go to summer camp.
    Your love shines through your wonderful diverse characters and their stories.
    Write on dear friend…love you

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