Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Does your blog have a mission statement?

I guess I've never really thought about it in those terms, but I guess I do have a mission of sorts when it comes to blogging.

This week, Becoming Me is hosting a Blog Mission Tour. She writes:

Whether that mission is to share your passion for cooking, minister to the hearts of others, promote an organic lifestyle, keep record of your life, or anything in between, we want to learn about it and you.

My personal mission statement--the one I've adopted as my own--is actually a quote attributed to Mother Teresa: "O Lord, let your light shine on others through me."

So what is the mission statement of "Notes in the Key of Life"?

Well, if there's anything I've learned in working for a company for lo, these many years, it's that the briefer and more succinct your mission statement, the better. So I'll try to condense it down to this:

To inform, entertain and uplift my readers while letting the light of God's love shine through me.

To expand on that a little: My blog emphasizes current events, good books, clean entertainment, spiritual encouragement, women's issues, health and fitness, and family matters (including stuff related to my own family). In all I post, I hope I'm informing, entertaining and/or uplifting my readers while hopefully being the "salt and light" the Bible calls Christians to be.

I know that not all my readers are Christians, so my hope is that in my postings and interaction with my readers, I am the kind of representative of Christ and agent of His love that would draw people to Him.

Not saying that that will always be the case, unfortunately...but that's my goal.

If you want to participate in this blog mission tour, just click on the button at the top of this post.


Ann-Marie said...

I think you are most definitely accomplishing your mission, Cindy - I always feel uplifted and better informed after reading your posts.

Smilingsal said...

Your mission statement nails it! You do what you say you want to do.

I went to Becoming Me and read a few others. Some people wrote books!

I'm going to think awhile before I try to write mine.

Ganns said...

I have a mission statement for myself for quite some time, and it's up on my blog here. Glad to share it with you, Cindy.

God superbless!

Julie said...

Loved the quote by Mother Teresa...

Loved the missions statement.

Thanks for sharing. You're doing an awesome job!


Solameanie said...

I have to make an editorial comment here. I have no problem at all with "mission statements" for blogs or businesses. I do get irritated, though, when churches spend thousands of dollars and hours of time coming up with mission statements for the church. I think the Lord Himself gave us one that is timeless and quite adequate. More than that, He already paid a heavy enough price to give it to us.

It's called The Great Commission.

Cindy Swanson said...

Good words, Joel!

Randy said...


Joel is on target! However as far as actual blogs go, I never really gave mine a second thought. I guess mine would be, just off the cuff anyway, would be just for the enjoyment of it. I guess mine has never taken a strong stance in any direction.

Be well my friend,


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