Not in the same way I once did, at least.
I realize that I cannot keep track of everyone I promote. It’s very possible someone might be of a fallen teaching and promote it on their blog. It’s possible someone might fall away. There are a lot of factors that really need to be considered when promoting something or somone, and I haven’t been as serious about it as I should.
I’m realizing lately how hasty I am with decisions. I do not often take the amount of time I really should to think things over, to learn more, before sharing.
This isn’t to stop encouraging community on my blog, but to protect my audience better. Community Prayer Requests are not part of the Community Spotlight series I have. Those will definitely continue.
Even though I do enjoy sharing Christian bloggers, it is very tedious, and it takes away the main focus of my blog.
I still very much want to engage with the community, but I’m working on doing it in a different way. My blog is not about people. It’s about encouraging women to draw closer in their walk with Jesus Christ and actually understand what that means.
Here is what I might do instead.
I might pick one blogger to spotlight and it may not be every month. I might pick something else to spotlight instead. A sermon, a pastor, a Christian book, etc.
Quanity does NOT always mean quality. I thought I should encourage many bloggers, and I wanted to have a lot of options for readers. But the issue is that it does stretch me thin. It doesn’t allow proper time to invest in research. And it’s just not a series I enjoy as much as I did when I started January of 2018. I don’t want to feel like I “have” to read bloggers’ posts. It’s just not a good feeling.
If people follow the blog just to get spotlighted, well, I’m not really pointing them to Jesus much.
I truly want to focus on the quality of my posts on this blog. There are some of you who have seen the various changes I’ve worked through with this blog. Design, series, my journey with Jesus and what I’ve learned. I so very much appreciate your time investment in this blog, and I hope these changes glorify God, and are encouraging and edifying to you, as well!
Did you ever have to make big changes for your blog? Was it difficult?
Community Prayer for May 2020
Monthly Scripture – (NKJ) Psalm 85:05-06, “Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations? Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?”
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