It’s been just over 2 years now since I began my little opinionated blog and I have to tell you, I never thought I’d actually be making some moola on the side from my hobby, but I am! Doing what I love to do, and making a little extra cash is something I will never hate!
However, I never started blogging to make money. This blog actually started out with the intention of me venting my frustrations and criticizing things I didn’t necessarily agree with. Sounds kind of harsh right? I mean, I do give my opinion still and love sharing my thoughts on a subject, but I re-read some of my first posts and WOWZA, I was not the nicest person in those posts (still working on updating some of them!)
My views on my blog seemed to quickly change from me venting my thoughts, to something a lot more meaningful. I decided to start writing things that meant something. It was no longer about ME, I wanted my blog to be about God. And I genuinely hope it has turned into something God can use for His glory.
My opinions don’t matter. God’s opinions do matter. I will always give Him the glory and everything good that happens to this blog is from Him, not me.
The things that I go through in life, it may seem to some that they should be kept private, but when I pray about it and ask God what He thinks, I hear Him reminding me to keep going. Who knows, maybe I can help someone who’s going through the same situation as me. Maybe there’s someone out there who will read these words and think that’s exactly what they needed to hear from God.
I’m hoping that doesn’t sound conceited or weird. I just know that we all need reminding sometimes, and it can come from anyone, any place, any time.
I’m so, so far from perfect. I am beyond flawed. I am broken. I am a sinner. I’m probably the last person that should ever be giving an opinion or preaching anything to anyone. But I also know that God is notorious for using broken people to do some pretty extraordinary things.
King David is a great example of this. He committed sins of adultery, deception, and murder (2 Samuel 11 & 12). He repented, asked God for forgiveness, and God forgave him of his sin. God went on to use him mightily, to the glory of His name.
Apostle Paul murdered, harassed, and persecuted Christians in the early Church (Acts 9). He had a meaningful encounter with God and realized he needed to repent, and God forgave him of his sins. Paul went on to write a large portion of the New Testament.
There are so many of these stories in the Bible. And this should be encouraging to everyone! God can use me, yes even me with all of my past mistakes and shameful acts, He can use ME. If I am willing. Lord, I am willing!
I would be nothing without Him. My blog would be nothing. And I want to make sure I portray that in all of my posts.
Recently in the past 6 months or so, I have really been digging into my blog and working non-stop to try and get some traction going again. And it has payed off. I have had several sponsored posts and am making a good amount on my adsense account as well.
But more importantly than sponsored posts or ad payments, I want to be making a difference in people’s lives. Helping them get closer to God. That’s it. That’s my blogging goal. I hope to keep going and just continue to grow from here. Thanks for reading 🙂
What is the reason for your blog? Why did you start it? Comment below and please share!