It’s now one year since I began blogging. My blogging journey has been adventurous. As everyday passed I realized I wanted to do this even more. Writing has been one of the most fulfilling ventures I’ve gotten myself into in all my life.
I remember how I would have a strong urge to write before I even figured out blogging. Small messages would burn within me. Thanks to the friends who suggested I would blog. They got me into seriously considering it. I found footage and immediately began blogging.
This journey has been accompanied by several challenges as I continued to gain experience. First I was insecure. I didn’t know people would read my posts. Worse of all I didn’t know I would have writing ideas constantly flowing. So I thought this would crumble at some point.
The whole blogging thing is one of the things that I never planned to do in life. That’s why I see it as God’s leading. I never sat at any point in life and thought I’d be a writer. Then suddenly I got inspired to write. And writing I did!
Every time I post something I’ve always had the temptation to stay online so that I monitor any likes or comments flowing in. I’ve had to exercise discipline on myself, so that I don’t become internetholic.
Sometimes I think I post too much about myself. Like am being too open to my readers. But I think that’s the whole essence of my writing. I want readers to identify with me. I want them to know what Peter says in 1 Peter 5:9 “…knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being experienced by your brothers and sisters throughout the world. You do not suffer alone.”
Some other times have been tormenting. I want so much to write but I don’t have anything to write about! So I keep chasing after thoughts in my mind trying to develop them into ideas. I don’t love those moments! I love those that a thought is so recurrent in mind, and I’ll only rest when I write it down.
There are days I post without knowing what will be the readers’ reception to my post. Like I was so afraid of posting When hugging becomes sinful. It ended up staying in the drafts for like two weeks, until I mustered the courage to post it. Amazingly, that’s the post with the highest number of views and comments.
I’ve also had this wow moments. You know those days you meet a stranger and they identify you because they read your work! Am happy that I write to people, and the people are blessed by what they read. That’s the part where I said this whole venture is very fulfilling.
Many times am asked what’s my future plan with the blog. But am usually quick to answer nothing. I seriously don’t have any plans or goals. I want to move at God’s pace. Whichever path he wants me to take, I think I’ll want to follow and know where it leads.
There is always the temptation to put my will at the center of my blogging. But it’s always my fervent prayer that God bends my will. I mean, I want to do this for him, not for myself.
And now to the readers, you’ve made this quite an experience. I want you to know I value your feedback. I write not because I’ve achieved so much in my walk with God, but because we are all In His Steps, striving to walk right and to please our master. Let us therefore consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24