Hey everyone! Hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday! We’re only a couple days from the weekend (yay!) and for my friends in the eastern hemisphere, you (probably) only have one day until the weekend 🙂 I love doing Meet N Greets in the blogging world, gives us bloggers and authors and writers a chance to meet n’ discuss.
So grab a cup of coffee, we’re brewing a french press now, and let’s talk. The question I wanted to ask as the theme for today is:
Why did you start blogging? What’s your blogging story? And where do you hope your blogging (or writing work if you are an author) will end up becoming?
I think we all have a variety of answers on this one. I’ll go first. I started blogging wayyy back in the day. I started my first blog back in 2010 on Blogspot. It was called In the Pursuit of God. I started it mostly as a way to share my deep intimate thoughts about life with God. It never took off. In fact, I remember looking at Google Analytics to see my stats and I had only one reader who consistently read my posts. They were from Michigan and that’s about all I know from Analytics because this person never commented or liked any of my posts. But darn it, they read it daily and I ate that up! I only got one comment other than the occasional comments from my wife and it was anonymous.
I took a break for a couple years after entering, enduring and exiting grad school and then started again at blogging. My next attempt was called The Plank Project. It fared a little better. In fact, there’s a couple of you I knew from blogging at TPP before I started In the Desert with Jesus. I gave up TPP when work got kinda crazy. Then I started In the Desert with Jesus and have been here ever since…think it’s coming up on a year sometime this spring? And I’m very, very happy with how it’s going here!! 🙂 I’ve met a lot of incredible people and writers on here, great blogging community and fellow children of God.
I blog mostly because I really enjoy sharing my life and love with God through my words. I think the written and spoken word is very powerful. Sharing our closeness with God with others in words can be very powerful. It has moved world for me.
My latest project is a book I’m working on in the bits and pieces of spare time that I have as a daddy, husband, Greek and Hebrew student, kids church small group leader, and full time senior business analyst. I was hoping to have it done by July, which then became August, which then became December…I’m holding onto the end of year deadline and we’ll see if it tenacity brings it to fruition.
Anyway…that’s my story. Can’t wait to hear yours!