As I approach 800 followers…wow, that’s hard to say. I’ve been thinking about how I know people are curious on this blog about blogging tips and tools. Even though I do cover these on my second blog, that’s mainly why I share the link at the bottom of posts now, I know not everyone is interested in clicking a link. I know not everyone is into clicking a reblog, because admittedly, I’m the same. I’ll be honest. I totally get it 🙂 You are on the current blog you are because you connect with that blogger and the material.
I have a post series coming out on Peeking Beneath, starting this Wednesday (April 25th) on an introduction to Canva.
When I started sharing how I was making changes to the blog Creating a logo. Working on changing my feature images. Creating a sign-off. All of that. Many people, on both blogs, asked questions and some spoke of an interest in reading posts that were tutorials.
I think as a gift when I reach 800 followers I will copy the posts and share them on here. No reblogs. No, “Check out my second blog.” I don’t mind 🙂 In fact, the second blog, for the most part, is meant to help other bloggers.
I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to everyone who has inspired me, pushed me, and encouraged me to keep going. I’ve grown as a blogger because I’ve seen things other bloggers have done, and I was like, “I like that.”
That’s why I have pictures on the left and right in my posts because I liked how it looked when I saw another blogger do that. And I hope that I can encourage you to find something on either blog you like. Especially on Inside Cup, I hope it’s the material, first and foremost 🙂 but knowing people have shared with me they believe I am taking a more professional look as a blogger really is encouraging.
Steven had shared with me he was surprised to learn my blog(s) were free. I am not paying anything on WordPress. The look of my blog, which if you haven’t seen in a few months for Inside Cup, you can see here, is free. That’s why I take the time to go over all the steps you can do in WordPress in my Blogger 101 series. Not everyone realizes what they can do, and I want them to. 🙂
I want you to grow as well.
I’ve been telling myself since I began to make sure I stay humble, and this was when I had under 15 followers on Inside Cup and was lonely. No matter what the numbers say remember where you came from. Remember what that was like. The numbers are for the businesses. Sometimes in order to reach someone, you have to get them by what they see.
Jesus talked about this. How much harder it will be for those who haven’t seen Him. Yet, as believers, we live by faith. If this is what it takes for people to feel comfortable to hear the truth, and what He is doing in my life, and others. So be it. Simple changes can make a big difference. You never know. Take yourself seriously. Take God’s word seriously.
The world works differently. People are hurt. People are guarded. It might seem farfetched, and odd that I’m comparing the two. But there is a ground we both can walk on, if briefly. Jesus did it daily and He shined His light all the way.
I don’t know. 🙂 I have hope in this. This is what He’s taught me and I find comfort in it.
How is your Saturday or Sunday going?
Are you interested in learning? Would you find this beneficial?
Alphabet Devotional starts back up on Monday 😉 it is almost done!
Month Scripture (NIV) John 13:07, “Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
Second Blog: Peeking Beneath