Ranger Kathryn's Arches

February 17, 2011

Nine good reasons why I blog

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 11:39 am
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Sunset at Devils Garden, Arches NP

In no particular order:

. My memory is indisputably faulty, so I want a detailed written record of my national park adventures.

. It provides a context for sharing my favorite current photos. Not everybody has Facebook.

. My family and friends want to keep track of my adventures, and  be able to respond.

. I believe the written word has powerful influence.

. I process information far more completely if I have to tell it in story form, succinctly and colorfully. I come to know myself better as I write.

. I want to inspire others to pursue their lofty dreams by showing them how satisfying it is to pursue mine.

. It’s excellent discipline to practice writing. I get better as I do it. It is gratifying to find just the right turn of phrase to describe my adventures and observations.

. I’m a big fan of the national parks, and want to share my wonder-struck-ness.

. I’ll never write a novel. A few paragraphs at a time is just right.

If you blog, journal, keep a diary, or write novels… leave a comment about your motivation for doing so.


  1. I have been doing a daily journal since 1991. Every day when I journal, I go back one year to see what was going on in my life. It certainly helps to remind me that few problems remain problems for very long. And, if we haven’t seen a certain friend for 17 years, I can look up just exactly what we once did with said friend. Anyway, thanks again, Kathryn, for your blogs.

    Comment by Allen Gislason — February 17, 2011 @ 12:00 pm | Reply

    • Mind-boggling, Allen. I did write every day of high school, which was a massive 3-ring binder with over 1000 loose-leaf pages, but… twenty years’ worth?!?!?! OH MY!! You’re my hero.

      Comment by kath56ryn — February 17, 2011 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

    • “Said Friend” was INCREDULOUS, 17 years later, to get such a blast from the past! Kathryn is right, memories are faulty, your journal was truly a window into times long since disappeared. Thank you!

      Comment by Becky — February 19, 2011 @ 12:59 pm | Reply

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