900 Followers | When I Had No One, Thank You!

Inside Cup has reached 900 followers…wow!

Last year was when Inside Cup was just starting to take off from my average of 10-12 views per day if that.

Honestly, the community was because of that change. Last year, in June, there was a lot of fear and stress because of my husband getting out of the Air Force. We really did not know what direction we would go, and I know God used that time to really push me to trust Him…because that was all I could do.

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I have a number of memories last year, prepping posts, talking to bloggers for the first time, ones that I have cherished all year round now. So many of you who started last year with me really helped me have something to look forward to. People I could encourage, and people who encouraged me.

In 2016, when I started Inside Cup with the first post towards the end of June, I did not know the community. I didn’t know where God would take my writing. I just knew I was called to be a writer.ย  2017 was when He taught me about writing consistently for Him, making my writing for Him, and then getting involved with the community.

I’m so thankful it took awhile for me to get to this point because there has been so much growth behind the “screen” you haven’t seen. Although, I do hope some of it comes through on the posts. If I happened to be a successful blogger within one to five or seven months of starting, it just would not have been good because I know me. God teaches me every day about humility because I am weak when it comes to that.

For my journey, I had to feel isolation and despair.

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I still have days where I question my writing and blogging. I know people question it because I am a full stay at home wife, and I do not make an income at this time. Despite having a limited income, I truly believe God has shown me that writing is a ministry for me. In these times of trial and stress, there has been growth in my relationship with God, my relationship with my husband, and so many others.

He reminds me that His ways will not always make sense. For right now, I have the blessing of staying home, and I am grateful for it. My husband supports me, and I know others do as well.

But I want to let the community know, you all really have helped me see His hand through your words you’ve given me. I have a list of names flashing through my mind right now because of your kindness, encouragement, and support. You are not just someone who says, “I’ll support you,” and never give me feedback or read my work. You all are very involved with everything, and yes, some of you more than others, and I can’t thank you enough.

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I know there are a number of bloggers who are starting out, or bloggers who do not have the numbers they desire, be it follower count, views per day, post views, likes, or comments. All of us at some point has struggled with those things or is struggling to understand what God’s calling is for us, and how we can go forth in that calling.

All I can tell you is to keep walking forward. When you don’t have the views or the comments. When you don’t have that connection with the people closest to you or the blogging community. God will be your audience. He will be the first One ready to hear what you have to say. And He will, in His time, provide opportunities and a harvest for you to be in.

But you must keep your eyes open and your heart willing.

๐Ÿ™‚ Praise Him in the rain, so that you can tell people your story in the sunshine giving Him the glory.


Thank you, everyone, for helping me reach this milestone!!ย 

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50 thoughts on “900 Followers | When I Had No One, Thank You!

    1. Oh, Lizzy!!! My heart ๐Ÿ™‚ I have so enjoyed watching you grow as a blogger, your community grow, and all of the different posts you’ve been sharing, as well as getting the community involved! I can’t wait to see everyone’s memes!

      I’m also grateful for you being one of my readers for the Soaring Beneath collab, Penny and I are working on. Pt. 3 is the best so far, I’ve really tried to work more on the format, and I look forward to your feedback, when you get to it, of course, no rush ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Awe! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’– Thank you so much, T.R.! That really means a lot!! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’žโค
        My pleasure! It’s such a wonderful read! I will get to as fast as I can!! ๐Ÿ˜Š I can’t wait to read it!! ๐ŸŽ‰

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  1. Congrats on 900! I don,t take time very often too read, although I post almost daily. When I do take time to read, I always look for your posts because your writing speaks to me every time. Keep up your writing. God is using you!

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    1. Wow, thank you so much, Pete! That really means a lot to me. If you are interested, tomorrow I have a HUGE post God inspired and I’ve been praying about it because I’m hoping people understand where I am coming from. It has to do with honoring God, understanding what intimacy with the Lord is, and what kind of depth that really means. Again, thank you so much for your encouragement, and praising the Lord God Almighty, and pointing others to Him.

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  2. I wish you didn’t have to question your blogging & writing because you are fantastic at it & I think you should be incredibly proud of yourself. Since losing my job due to surgeries, and still needing another next month, not having an income is something I can appreciate as being tough, both practically and in terms of how you feels others may view you. You are rocking what you’re doing, so keep going. Huge congrats!
    Caz xx

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    1. Oh, Caz โค thank you so much for your encouragement! Doubt is not a friend I should be inviting into my heart, but I know I do. I'm so thankful God directs me to focus on Him and His plan for me instead of what the majority of the world may think. โค Thank you for supporting me!!

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  3. Once again, Congratulations T.R. on getting 900 followers on your blog and reaching 900 people no matter where they are. I also like when you said, “He reminds me that His ways will not always make sense…”

    I agree T.R. in that He does remind me that His ways are higher than our own and will not always make sense. I found that out by reading His Word every day.

    “When you donโ€™t have the views or the comments. When you donโ€™t have that connection with the people closest to you or the blogging community. God will be your audience. He will be the first One ready to hear what you have to say. And He will, in His time, provide opportunities and a harvest for you to be in.

    But you must keep your eyes open and your heart willing.”

    I like this because this is something I still struggle with, but like I said; the more I read God’s Word the less I’m worried about follower count, views per day, comments, or likes because I know that in time; someone will be blessed by a post that I wrote or a comment that I said.

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    1. Praise the Lord, Joshua! I’m so glad He is encouraging and giving you His assurance through His word. ๐Ÿ™‚ It can be difficult sometimes, and I’m so glad He reminds us He is the One in control, not us. Thank you so much for your encouragement, your love for Christ, and support. Your devotion to Him is clear and I believe He will continue to guide you in the ministry He has set you on. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. T.R. Congratulations! You are a true inspiration. I love your comment, “God will be your audience. He will be the first One ready to hear what you have to say.” The Scripture does tell us that God listens and God hears us. God has great things in store for you. He is your Provider and He will provide a way. Perhaps He will also pave a way for you to monetize your blog. Please thank your husband for his service, AND thank you for your service. The families also serve alongside the military member. You are accomplishing much for the Lord, and there is so much more to come. Be blessed. Karen

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    1. Thank you so much, Karen!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m against ads, but I am considering looking at affiliative links, and how all that works. I do believe God has a plan and He will absolutely provide for me. I’m so thankful for everyone’s encouragement. I know this is part of what He intends, and He has been so faithful in providing up to this point. โค

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  5. Aww it looks like we both wrote about blogging milestones today, haha! โค Congratulations on 900 followers, girlie! You completely deserve it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    In this post, you mentioned being thankful for the time you were given to grow as a blogger, and I have to say that I wish the same had been true for me. When I began getting a lot of feedback on my posts last May (when I was doing that blogging challenge), it was too much of a good thing and I allowed it to take up all of my time. While I know that I've still learned a lot over this past year and a half, there were months where I wish things would have given me a bit more time to think through how I was dedicating my time.

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    1. And as a teenager when you are exploring and thinking about so many new things, being the oldest of your family, and then blogging on top of all that, wow, Maggie! I loved reading your posts, and still love, reading things placed on your heart, and things you are working through. Many of them, I too felt when I was younger, not to throw the “age card” in there, but there are definitely a lot of firsts as a teen. I know in my 20s I have spent a lot of that time figuring out direction, and I can’t imagine what kind of pressure it put on you because that’s a lot.

      You have learned a lot, and I’m so glad to have gotten to you, especially last summer, and reading about all of these revelations and thoughts. I know this season and past seasons God will continue to connect for you, even if it was at a faster pace than some. ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s a certainty we have in Him, and praise His name for it.

      Thank you so much, Maggie!!! Congrats on your milestone! I just got our internet back and it is shortly after midnight, so I have some catching up to do ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. I don’t care if you’re a stay at home wife or not, I love that you love blogging and writing and sharing with us. I love that you’re always active, pushing, encouraging and inspiring others. I’m so happy that I met you through here.

    Congrats on this milestone, my friend, and may God continue to bless and guide you. ๐Ÿ’™

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      1. You’re utmost welcome, T.R.! Oh, I’ve read some of the new chapter you sent me and I like it thus far. I hope to give you a response this weekend.

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  7. Eeeekkkkkkk! Iโ€™m so, so, so happy for you T.R! I know Iโ€™ve slacked on commenting on your posts lately but I want you to know that I still read them and find them incredibly inspiring! Iโ€™m so glad I found you and your blog and feel blessed to share this blogging journey with you! Hereโ€™s to the next 900! ๐Ÿ’—

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    1. โค oh Brittney!! Girl, I have to catch up on your posts, so no worries! I totally get it ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm so glad that I can be encouraging to you.

      I'm so glad for meeting you as well, I was JUST thinking about you actually. I have a friend from college thinking about blogging, and I was thinking about how hard you work for your blog and making your posts. I know it takes a lot of effort, and I really believe that is going to pay off. You seriously could work for a magazine, I totally see it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Congratulations, T.R.! So well deserved! โค๏ธ Iโ€™m just so thankful God connected us in this blogging journey because your posts are so powerful, inspirational, challenging, and encouraging. I feel like Iโ€™ve grown a lot in my writing and my walk with the Lord just from reading your blog. โ€œI just knew I was called to be a writer.โ€โ€”I can relate ๐Ÿ˜‰, so keep doing what Godโ€™s called you to do and He will continue to bless you for being obedient.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mia! Your words are always so uplifting and I love the insight you bring. What an amazing blessing to hear my writing has helped you, that’s the power of God right there โค Sometimes I wonder, and I feel like He uses others to verify when I doubt. I'm so glad that He uses His hand in my writing and His truth is reflected. There have been times He speaks to me through a post as I write it, and it completely changes everything I once perceived. I'm glad I am not the only one who is reached this way ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for your encouragement, Mia!

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  9. 900 followers!! Congratulations are in order!!! I’m so glad how God has blessed you and how you turn and bless others. Keep on rocking girl!! โค โค๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บโ˜บ

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  10. Congratulations! You’re light and salt in the world of bloggers. And I must say, the intensity of the light is great and the salt, so tasty.
    Thanks for your encouragement. You’re a inspiration.
    #MoreGrace

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