it’s something i asked myself over and over while at the Influence Conference.
can I blog for Jesus and for my business?
AND do them both well?
can the two coexist without me getting too concerned with stats and revenue and SELF..
and “growing the blog….?”
ugh, that term puts a bad taste in my mouth, and yet excites me at the same time. right?, because if we are growing in readership, then we are expanding our reach for influence for Him….maybe. hopefully.
i think it’s about being humble and patient and waiting on His will for my work.
there’s this tension between “you don’t just become an overnight success–you have to be intentional about growing your readership” & “God took this little blog and blew it up with me just showing up each day in obedience.” everybody has their own story.
i’m searching my heart about the true reasons i blog and write and have a passion for the women who read it. i want to always do what i’m doing to bring glory to the Lord, and i’m torn that the “business side” might sidetrack me from that purpose. blogging with the purpose to share the Gospel and how it is poured into my life seems selfless in many regards while attracting advertisers and new readers seems selfish. that said, i want to do both. i want to blog to share the gospel and i want to blog to help support my family and to help others.
maybe i’m, personally, struggling with this because i know deep down, i don’t totally want to give it all up to Him. i want to control. but i don’t want to let the lies of “I can do it better than Him” control me any longer. i’m not going to “try” to be better, but i am going to wake up each morning with the fresh knowledge that His grace is sufficient for me and His guidance is my best.
it’s a process, but i’m seeking Him and his plans for it all. that may be at least, the first steps.
open hands……more of You and less of me.
*note: i’d love your insight on this topic and if you have opinions on if or how you can blog for both purposes, leave a comment. let’s start the conversation!*