Yikes! I just found a crazy quote about blogging and the internet. Here goes: “The internet is like high school, you have to consistently put out to be popular”. At first this made me laugh. Because this was not me at all in high school. I was called a prude by boyfriends. I just knew that I wanted to graduate and not get pregnant. I figured by not I would definitely graduate and not be a mom at the same time. Goal achieved. However I was broken up with and treated poorly. But what is that saying, “what doesn’t kill makes you stronger”. Of course at the time, I second guessed myself all the time for not giving in. What does this have to do with blogging?
Well, since my blog is picking up steam it makes me wonder what other blogs are like and how to get my blog read. Which is strange, since 3 weeks ago I didn’t care at all about blogs what so ever. I started this as a place to stretch myself personally and be more real. Real in life, real in faith and be more of mindful of my gifts. Possibly to help others stretch and grow too. And the funny part is I am trying really hard to be consistent. Sure my posts may be all over the place. Faith based, woman based, and family based. But I am just writing each day from what comes from deep within. Maybe I should analyze more about what I should blog or say, but I am more of fly by the seat of my pants kind of blogger. I don’t want to be considered just a “mom blogger”. I hope I have more to say to a broader group then moms. I am here as a woman of God saying I want to live my life loved and be mindful of the gifts God has given me. And encourage others! I am trying to meet my goal of posting every day for 30 days and so far I have been pretty consistent.
I do wonder where this might all lead. I have received many emails, comments, Facebook posts and had real conversations that my posts are insightful, funny and helping people. I pray they are those things for as long as I do this.
I promise to do my best to “put out consistently” when it comes to this blog. Please share it along with your friends and maybe we can cause a ripple effect of other people being more of themselves, living with grace and giving it and also for each of us to be more inclusive.
A couple of you have wanted to know how to share this blog, well if you had seasoned blog veteran writing this than she would have added a “share” button weeks ago. But alas you have me. I am as green as green can be. I added the “share” button for Facebook today on all my posts. Please feel free to “share” my thoughts and ramblings. I hope it helps others stretch. I would love to be blessed with more readers. But I know that who is reading is finding me consistently here at www.boldlyblessed.wordpress.com and that is all that matters.