How Do I Come Up With Ideas For My Blog Posts


No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Robin Williams

I was on a retreat this weekend for high school youth leaders from my church.  As part of the weekend, we participating in a rock wall team building activity.  It was so much fun to climb the wall and to cheer each other on.  Some of the leaders in our group climbed up the wall without any problems.  Others struggled as they overcame some of their fears and anxieties to put the harness on and take their feet off the ground.

My height certainly helped me out initially, but I struggled for a while as I approached the top of the wall where the hand holds where smaller and spread out more.  The activity stretched me to reach higher and to trust my belayer down below.

As I was sitting down on the bench at the bottom of the wall waiting for my turn to climb the wall, one of the leaders came over to me and asked if this was going up on the blog.  To be honest, I hadn’t really thought about it.  Her comment though made me think.

Life is going on all around us all the time.  She had clearly seen on my past blog posts a pattern of capturing life’s moments and turning them into posts.  It’s true.  My blog is an effort to capture life’s stretch marks and to reflect on them.  My memory doesn’t work as well as it used to, and the blog helps me remember life.

There is inspiration happening all around us.  Are you capturing it?  Are you enjoying it?  Are you living it?

In order to capture these moments, I have developed the habit of keeping a journal.  I also appreciate my smart phone where I can capture a photo, a video, or a thought to reflect on later.

How do you capture the moments of life?

Yes.  I will continue to ponder what is going on around me.  And don’t be surprised if these ponderings become part of the blog.

What happened in your life this weekend worth capturing, pondering, and writing down?  Tell us about it in the comments.