This blog topic came at, perhaps, the right moment for me. The past month or so, I have been trying my hardest to build a social media following, get my name out there, and get my articles widely circulated. Before I realized what this CWBN topic was for this month, I was starting to get a little burnt out.
I was starting to ask myself why I wanted a following?
I began questioning what my voice is, and for what cause I stood for in the blogging world?
I began wondering my reasoning for continuing to blog?
Did I, and do I, have something unique to contribute?
As I battled with these self-doubts, and began questioning my motives, I began asking myself why I blog. What started me on this journey? What am I hoping to achieve through this process?
The more I asked myself the “whys,” the more I recalled what initially brought me into the blogosphere as a consistent blogger.
Beginning this past Holy Week, I was inspired to, “Write.” That is the only stirring I felt in my heart, but that prompt has provided me with more than enough topics, energy, and motivation to make it to today.
When I felt the stirring in my heart to, simply, “Write,” I told God during my Holy Hour that I would do as He willed, but He needed to help me reach the people that need to hear His words. Still in my first year of consistent blogging, I don’t have a clue what I am doing when it comes to themes, to designs, to marketing, to gaining a following. And, I am beginning to recognize I really don’t care to know the intricacies of the technical, behind the scenes world. I just want to write, and I want people to read and be touched by what I write.
I don’t blog to gain millions of readers, or even hundreds. I don’t blog for accolades, although encouragement is always nice to hear.
Frankly, I don’t blog for myself. Sure, it’ll be nice to look through and save certain pieces for my children. But, even they are not why I blog.
Instead, I blog because I know somewhere, in this vast world, someone needs to hear my words. Someone needs to hear the challenges I face, and how I tackle them. Someone needs to hear the words of affirmation. Someone needs to hear my musings on faith, religion, and how it applies to my daily living.
Someone out there needs to hear they are beautiful.
Someone out there needs to hear they are doing a worthwhile job while parenting.
Someone out there needs to hear they are loved.
Someone out there needs to hear they are valuable.
Someone out there needs to hear that God loves them.
Someone out there needs to be reminded of God’s mercy.
I don’t know if that is you, my dear reader. But, I do know our world needs a little more positivity and a little more love. We need fewer tragic stories, and more affirmation of love – both our love for others, and God’s love for us.
So, if you know of a person who needs to hear the messages I write about, please send them my way – share the posts that resonate with you, comment to let me know what you want to read more about.
And know, God loves you.
You are beautiful and beloved.
And, in you, God is well pleased.