I still remember the day… A few years ago I paid for a blog consultation, hoping to improve my blog. Really, I was looking for some basic tips on graphic design, reaching readers, making good content, etc. When I got off the phone, I was nearly in tears. Okay, I think I was in tears.
I felt pressure to build my blog into a business, making money through ads – something I was not ready to do at the time – and spend at least three hours a day on the internet building my blog.
Three hours a day on the internet? Nope. Not gonna do it. I can’t do it.
Some people may be able to afford that kind of time on the internet. Not me. Not at this point of my life.
I guess if I needed the money, I would have been able to justify the time online. However, I wasn’t doing it for the money. I was writing and blogging because I have a passion in my heart for it.
I have a passion to share the love and knowledge of God with others.
I have a passion to equip moms, wives, homemakers, and women to live better lives for God.
I have a passion to share my love for the family and home.
That’s what keeps me going. My passion.
If you are a blogger, you know it is easy to get discouraged. It is easy to see the popular bloggers and compare yourself to them. Sometimes the urge to quit reveals its ugly head, and you push past it, hoping you are making a difference in someone’s life.
Let me encourage you.
If you are following God’s will for your life and sharing your talents with others, you ARE making and WILL make a difference.
You may not have the size crowd you want, and it may not come when you want it. Nonetheless, you WILL touch people’s lives.
If you have a blog, let me encourage you.
Keep praying to see how God wants to use your blog.
Keep plodding along in small ways to make your blog known to the world via social media, friends, etc.
Don’t compare yourself to others. Focus on the task God has for you.
Here are some other resources for blog encouragement.
- My blogger friend, Lisa, from “Stop and Smell the Chocolates” did a series on Encouraging Bloggers. It is very good!
- Jenni Mullinix did a post about writing for God, that I found very encouraging!