Thursday, November 17, 2011
Encouraging Bloggers ~ The Blessings of Blogging
Welcome again to Encouraging Bloggers - Part 9 today! Be sure to stop by the Intro post with links to the series if you've missed anything. Though every post might not apply to you, I hope that you find encouragement somewhere within the series. Thanks for hanging in here with me!
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday and reflect on the things we are thankful for in our lives, I wanted to include blogging. Are you thankful for your blog? How has blogging blessed your life? Can you easily list out the blessings of blogging?
I wanted to see if I could list out 20 ways that I am blessed through my blogging - or reasons I'm thankful for my blog. I did the first 10 in under 30 seconds. The other 10 took a little more time and thinking, but I did get 20! I would like to challenge you this week to make your own list of 20 reasons that you're thankful for your blog!
For some of you this will be fairly easy. But there may be some of you that struggle to even come up with 10. If you struggle with making this list, I'd like to suggest that you consider taking a break from your blog sometime during the next month so you can figure out if you really want to continue blogging or if you need a change of direction or purpose on your blog. Or maybe you just need to take a step back to let the blessings come into focus. I can tell you that when I took a break from my blog - absence made the heart grow fonder!
I don't want to tell you my whole list so that I don't influence your list too much, but I will tell you the first 3 that came off the top of my head:
~ My blog has provided me with a creative outlet.
~ Blogging has given me a sense of community.
~ I have made new friends through blogging.
I am so thankful that I have been able to share some encouragement with all of you and am thankful for all of you that stop by and read and share my words with others. Thank you for joining me!
Encouraging Bloggers will take a break during Thanksgiving week, but will be back the following week. I believe I have a couple more posts to go in the series to finish it up.
I hope all of you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving week! Feel free to share some of your blogging blessings in the comments! Hugs to all!