I’m a new blogger, still finding my way and learning what works and what doesn’t. Which is why so I appreciate the great advise that is so freely given by those who have gone before and succeeded. In fact, just a few weeks into my blogging adventure, I read a great tweet by Ninie Hammon reminding her followers of the importance of appreciating your audience. It may even have had a link to an article or post, and had I known then how impossible it would be to find that tweet now – I would have “starred” it! (a Twitter feature I am sure to use more frequently from now on!). And what about those who have inspired, such as Liz Ryan of Human Workplace, whose blog posts and artwork gave me the courage to share some of my artwork and also pursue a business dream (but more about that later). I shall be forever grateful for that! There are more, but you get the idea.
Well, I just celebrated 3 months of blogging – and I’m amazed and oh-so-humbled by the reception I’ve experienced. Not only has my blog gathered a following, but I’ve met so many amazing people as a result. Some have overcome much. Many are still in the process of overcoming. And if we are being honest, aren’t we ALL in the process of overcoming something! Some days we’re brave. Some days we just want to pull the covers over our head and stay in bed! But of course, you can only get away with that for so long – eventually feet must hit the floor, and the world spins on. But my heart is enlarged by each encounter.
And so if you’re reading this, wherever you are in your journey, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for giving of your day (and story) to read and share in a bit of mine.
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3)
Or to quote my daughter, “my love tank is full!”