Several of my friends,
decided to co-host an impromptu linky party posing one question:
Well for me, this question is kind of difficult to answer. I am going to probably write a bit here and it might be kind of rambling, so just stick with me (pretty please).
Let’s start at the very beginning….(a very good place to start)
I wrote my very first blog post on September 20th with no real intention of anyone, except for my mom and sister, ever reading it. I started this blog, as it says in the first post, so that my family could have a way to keep up with our daily lives.
Because my parents and brother live in Taiwan, and my younger sister lives in Texas, it was a way for them to know what was going on besides the occasional phone call.
Well, after linking up my project I actually had more than 10 readers in a month! Woo hoo!
September page views: 44 (but I think 30 of those were mine until I discovered “don’t track my own pageviews” in October
October page views: 268
November page views: 467
Yep, I know. You’re jealous of my overnight success.
December page views: 1,596
During December I think I finally went from 2 followers to about 20. Maybe 19.
January page views: 5, 615
February page views: 58,628
With this increase in traffic has come an increase of comments and most importantly…an increase in friends! My favorite part of blogging BY FAR has been meeting new people and becoming friends with them.
Of course some of my comments are from “one hit wonders” (that’s what I call people who comment once and then I never hear again from them). But some of you, and you know who you are, keep coming back and leaving wonderful comments. And when you leave those comments I write back and we engage in conversations.
Real, meaningful conversations, and I cherish each one.
So, getting back to our question of “what do you want your blog to be when it grows up?”…
I want 3 simple things for this blog:
1. I want my wonderful, dear readers to keep coming back.
We all have extremely busy lives and the fact that you take a few minutes out of your day to read something that I have to say is extremely humbling. If you take the time to read, I want to take the time to engage in a relationship with you. So please, if you’re a reader who has never commented let me know you’re out there!
2. I want to include more of my faith in this blog.
Before I am a blogger, wife, daughter, teacher, or friend, I am just a sinner saved by grace. I feel like I have hinted here and there about my love for Christ but I want to share more of that. Because my relationship with Him is the most important to me and “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45).
I understand that this might cause some of you to stop reading. But I cannot not share who I really am, and I am nothing a part from Him. I believe that He is blessing this blog (otherwise I’d still have 45 page views a month) and as one of my favorite songs says “Every blessing You pour out I’ll turn back to praise.”
PS: The Lord is doing some MAJOR things in my life right now. We’re talking life-changing stuff and I can’t wait till it’s the right time to share it with you all!!!
3. I want to use this blog to bless others
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Now I want to hear what you think. What are your goals and dreams for your blog?