If Yesterday’s Post Was Negative | Why I Talk About The Negative

If you are not quite sure what post I’m referring to, if you want, you can check out 5 Things We Need To Stop Doing To Other Bloggers . I’ve gone over the post again, edited and revised so if you had some issues with wording yesterday, hopefully, it sounds better today 🙂

Two months ago on Peeking Beneath I had a few posts that focused on things we shouldn’t do as a blogger, somewhat similar to this post, and some commenters were concerned I was having a rough time because of what I wrote.

Not all posts I write reflect my mood. I know most do, but not all do. 🙂

If I see a need, a possible discussion that is not taking place, I am encouraged to write about it.

I think talking about the negative stuff is often hard. I originally had examples but I did not want to put people on the spot. So I try to speak vaguely, and then I don’t think I am always clear.

When I write about Christian Blogging, especially recently, I think I’ve had more posts that have been focused on the negativity, things we shouldn’t do or work on not doing. I don’t mean for these things to be discouraging. I don’t mean for anyone to feel like I’m pointing fingers while on my high horse. This is why I try to include we because I’m part of it too.

When discussing topics in Christian Blogging it is always related to some experiences and discussions other bloggers have talked about. Especially dealing with the “what not to do” posts, I know there are a number of Christian Bloggers who may not have any of the issues I bring up. Those posts aren’t really for you 🙂

There are a number of Christian bloggers I’m thinking of right now, and you all are already on the meat. 

The “what not to do” posts are for Christian bloggers who are on the milk. Just beginning, starting out, and confused by the world telling them they need to advertise themselves, they need to be focused on numbers, it’s about money, etc. I’ve seen a lot of newer Christian bloggers come to my blog, ask questions (on the blog or email), and be very self-focused. To be a servant when starting out is almost out the window, and they haven’t realized it. I don’t think many new Christian bloggers realize how easy it is to be self-focused. I’ve had a number of Christian bloggers share they realized this only afterward of being made aware.

There is a lot of stuff that happens behind the scenes I don’t talk about. But much of this relates to why I direct certain topics in Christian blogging. To give an idea, many questions I get asked deal with gaining traffic and making money. I’m probably a disappointment when I share it took over a year for me to have over 100 followers because God had a lot of work to do with me and guide me on how to write for Him first before I focused on reaching others. Currently, I don’t make money off blogging.

I stress we focus on others before we focus on ourselves for a reason. It is not to criticize others or assume the worst. 

I see it happen a lot, and it needs to be discussed. I also encourage any of you if you see something that looks off or should be clarified please let me know. 🙂 If you’ve been around my blog a bit, I’m all for clarity. I don’t mind admitting when I’m wrong, when I can do better, and when I can clarify. I’m all for it 🙂

Now that I made a page I can guide Christian Bloggers to with a list of posts that can help them, I hope this encourages them. (The page is found at the bottom of this post if you want to see all Christian Blogging related topics.) I hope to get the basic negative stuff out of the way so I can focus on more uplifting ways.

Sometimes being blunt is one of the only ways to get someone’s attention because the honey doesn’t work, and a splash of cold water is the best wake-up call. 

I hope that helps explain a little bit better if anyone was curious or wondered.

And I’m thankful for edification and feedback to continue to work on being more clear and focusing on topics people are interested in learning more about.


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27 thoughts on “If Yesterday’s Post Was Negative | Why I Talk About The Negative

  1. I actually really liked your post about blogging. As a beginner blogger this reminded me to stay focused and not get caught up with the things you mentioned. I have been a little tempted to do so, but your post was the reminder that I needed. I’m sorry if others took your post the wrong way.
    Praise Yahweh!!!☀️🌸☀️

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    1. Thank you so much!!! 🙂

      This is encouraging to me. I think I had some things that should have been clarified better. Certain wording sounded a little more direct than it should have been. I think that may have been part of the issue. And going into publishing the post I did know there were somethings I did not like, but wasn’t sure how to go about it, so the feedback was very helpful. 🙂

      I also think some people might have issues in understanding the direction of why I write some of these posts, especially if they are anchored to where God has them.

      Starting out can be completely different and troublesome for many. There are a lot of tempations. I am actually writing a post right now on things to focus on when the focus of stats becomes an idol. This will come out next week. 🙂

      Thank you again so much for your comment. I’m always blessed to see how God speaks to people.

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    1. 🙂 thank you so much! I’m always grateful for feedback and try to use it to see if I either need to edit/revise and/or also add a clarifying post. God has taught me a lot with this process. I’m very thankful He teaches me. Thank you for your encouraging words.

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    1. I wanted teens or those who have graduated high school to let me know their differences between growing up. I got inspired because when I was 12 I went from elementary school and started 6th grade at a middle school and that is when it all became about boyfriends, and relationships, that kind of thing. I am curious to hear how people who were homeschooled or are in their teens relate to this kind of topic.

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  2. I would say the biggest thing I have learnt on m blogging journey is 1.Dont feel pressured to write. Post when you have something to say, when God has shown me something to share. The temptation or lie is that I need to keep up and write 6 posts a week. I don’t and I am cool with that. 2. It’s important to engage with the blogging community. not just so I can get more traffic but so I can see what others are learning and experiencing.

    Thanks for asking.

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    1. Good things to keep in mind!! So important we don’t push ourselves beyond what God gives us. Important we keep reaching out to others. I’ve learned a lot from the blogs I’ve visited and I enjoy catching up with people. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. You do a good job handling hard topics, I think! You put some things into words that I have thought. Sometimes people can just be over-sensitive and get offended.
    I would be happy to answer a couple questions about homeschooling!

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂 I try to be aware of sensitivities because I want to be able to speak in a way that can reach the majority of people. Of course, I wont be able to please everyone but if there are misunderstandings because something isn’t clear I’m all for working on being more clear.

      Thanks for offering! I will email you the questions later 🙂

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  4. It’s always good to write what’s in your heart for sometimes, there are people out here, me included, who’ll need a reminder or just something to reflect on. I have to go and read that post now, though.

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