Life & Learning

7 Things Blogging Has Taught Me

I’ve got 7 things for you. Seven super simple things! With 3 years of consistently learning this blogging skill, I have some important things to pass along.  I may not be a PRO, but I’m confident these things will be helpful to you. And today, that’s what I want to be—helpful! I hope this encourages you and gives you new energy to continue blogging even when it’s hard and slow.

So here we go!

BloggingLessons

1. Be just as confident with 5 followers as you are with 100+ followers.

We shortchange ourselves all the time. I only have 5 followers, so basically no one really cares about my blog. I only have 19 followers, it’s going so slow. Why should I even write? Maybe all of us bloggers have been there…??

But here’s the thing, have the same attitude with 5 followers as you do with 100+. Write with the same passion and the same confidence. Strengthen your community. Thank them for being there. Enjoy when you grow. Enjoy when you don’t. A fall in stats should not make you re-think your entire blogging career. Just keep writing. Keep enjoying the 5. Those 5 turn into 100.

Enjoy the process.

2. Spend two hours every week just getting to know your blog.

It might be hard to find that kind of time in this crazy thing called life. But if you can dedicate at least 2 hours of your week to figuring out your blog, your widgets, your set-up, your design, then your blog will improve by eons. You will start to really understand how you want your blog to look and what kind of content you desire to post.

Two hours goes a long way, and all the behind-the-scenes work really pays off! Continue reading “7 Things Blogging Has Taught Me”

Life & Learning

September Grace

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I share with you my thoughts. But I don’t share all of them. I share with you my struggles, but not every one. And there are many.

But a few nights ago, I was reading and the author posed the question, “Are you being a good steward of your Grace Story?” It made me think. Do I use this blog as a way to show you how God has poured grace upon grace into me? Have I really shown you? Have I written to you my story of Grace? Can you tell by my life, by my words that God is great and He is so very real?

I don’t share with you everything about my life, and I know I never will. But I also know I’ve been hesitant in showing you how God has poured grace into me over the last few months. It’s been an 8 months full of learning, and perhaps not in all the ways that you would expect.

But rather in my very own heart. Parts of me have been uprooted, replanted, watered…and it’s been a painful process. Continue reading “September Grace”