I guess it’s always fitting at the end of a year to reflect. What worked, what didn’t, why on earth do you do what you do and is it worth continuing. I’ve come to that place with this blog.
Admittedly I got distracted by visiting others blogs. Seeing the astronomical number of follows, I could only begin to speculate on the number of views they enjoy. Why don’t I enjoy more blogging “success”, I wondered? The fact that I wrestled with that question, at all, bothers me. How did I get there? I’m not that woman in real life. I have few friends; a word I guard passionately because I treasure it deeply. The friends I have are the ones who “get me” and find value in knowing me as I am; straight up, no chaser. To live otherwise is a burden I don’t care to carry.
You can appreciate then how much my friends mean to me. Relatively, few in number but great in quality they support me as I am and I pray I do them likewise. My writing is an extension of me. Should I write with the aspiration of people’s approval? I don’t live my life that way so why should I write that way. I guess it comes down to why I blog. I blog what Jesus shares with me as encouragement and edification being a King’s kid and mother on this parenting journey. It’s not mine to alter to appeal to or appease anyone. I share it with you because by nature God is a giver, I’m learning to follow suit. These insights are not meant for me to hoard. My role is to relay it, without strategizing its receptivity. If my reach broadens it will be through the open doors the Author provides.
I’m humbled by those of you who support my blog; though few in numbers currently, your presence is very much appreciated. So many things jockey for our attention these days, time is precious indeed. The fact you spend some of it reading my offerings baffles my mind, but delights my spirit and soul. Thanks to those who “like” my posts; the “I get where you’re coming from.” Thanks to those who support via “follow”; the “what you share encourages/blesses me and I wonder what goodies are yet to come.” I do realize there are other reasons people follow blogs that have nothing to do with its content. If you followed this blog just so I would follow you in return, I thank you as well.
If this blog genuinely encourages/inspires you please let me know, comment on my posts and share them with others. Life is best lived in the company of others and it would be cool to get to know each other better. Going forward, let’s continue to spur one another on to good works (Hebrews 10:24-25)!
For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 2 Corinthians 10:12