Blogging exists in two formats: product or process.
Product blogging means publishing a complete thought, a final product. A product blogger posts discoveries and conclusions. He thinks to blog.
Process blogging publishes the journey itself. A process blogger posts as an exercise of discovery. In other words, he blogs to think.
Do you see the difference?
I’ve been product blogging over at hobotheology.com. Hobo has been my site for several years now, and recently, I have opened the throttle and blogged more frequently. I have enjoyed the challenge, but I find the topic of theology drives me towards product blogging. And that boundary often feels wearisome and overly flat.
What I love about blogging is the writing, the process, the journey. My thoughts vary and change with each day, but my desire to write through them does not. Griz.me is then my attempt to remove the rules, remove the themes, remove the product and just write. No worries.
I want to record and curate life for what it is. I want to give vent to my desire to write. I want to write ruthlessly and authentically.
Of course, for these very same reasons, griz.me scares me. Griz.me is me, and that’s the hardest part.
But I think the journey is that important. It’s worth the risk.
Let’s do this!