I thought in honor of my 50th blog post I would decide to tell everyone what I have learned about blogging. I started this blog 5.5 years ago when I started college. At first I started this blog for a class. After the class ended I decided to make this blog my personal blog where I would tell everyone what God has been teaching me. There are three major things that this blog has taught me. These things are that I should be alright with change, be expectant that God can use my story, and be alright with not being perfect.
When I started the blog I was solely blogging about a local nonprofit. Since then I have deleted these posts so that I could be more consistent with what I write about now. Also, I decided to add the Traveling with God aspect to my blog. This is where I blog about where I saw God on my trips. Another thing I decided to do along the way was to add graphics that I have made to each one of the blog posts. I believe each of these changes were beneficial to the blog. Though if I wasn’t open to change then these things wouldn’t have happened.
I also learned that I should be expectant that God will use my story to impact other people. I have had numerous occasions where people have told me that what they read on my blog has helped them. I always love it when people tell me what they think about my posts. If I can just impact one person through my blog, then it makes my effort worthwhile. I don’t look at this blog as a way to make money. Instead I write so that people can learn more about God through me.
Another thing I learned is that it’s alright if I don’t always get it right. There have been periods over the years that I didn’t post anything for a couple months. In an ideal world, I would like to post multiple blog posts a month. Though I have had learn to accept that sometimes that’s not going to happen due to the circumstances I am going through at the time. Especially in my early posts there were multiple grammatical errors or posts that didn’t flow well. I have chosen not to fix these issues because I want to see how much I have grown in my writing abilities. I also enjoy reading my earlier blog posts to look at how I have grown as a person as well. I am not the girl I was when I started blogging. Thankfully, I have learned a lot about God as I have gotten older.
I also want to thank each of you for reading my blog posts and being a part of my journey with my blog! Without faithful readers like you I wouldn’t be at 1,375+ views and 850+ viewers on my blog. Another cool fact about my blog is that it has been read in 20 countries with 100+ views being from people outside of my own country. I hope each of you have enjoyed reading my posts! I would also love it if you share my blog to others you think might benefit from reading it!
- “Always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth” ~ 2 Timothy 3:7 ESV
- “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV
- “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen” ~2 Peter 3:18 ESV
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