“She is just so in love with herself.”
“He really thinks his life is that interesting?”
Anyone who has ever started, or even thought about starting a blog has run into this sort of criticism. Whether it comes from haters and doubters, or from the voice of our inner critic, all budding bloggers struggle with the fear that the act of creating and sharing your point of view is an inherently narcissistic one.
Now, I cannot speak for everybody. I can only say how I have come to deal with this condemnation…
I don’t write and share because I find myself interesting.
I write and share because I find the world interesting.
I don’t view blogging as a selfish act, but rather, as a generous one.
Not generous because we share our own experience, wisdom, knowledge, or life
But generous because we simply pass on what God has graciously given to us, in the hopes that it might also be a blessing to others.
If neither of these help, perhaps think about it this way…
If God has been gracious enough to give us experience, wisdom, knowledge, joy, life, then wouldn’t it be more selfish not to share it?