Don’t let the title mislead you.
Blogging doesn’t always bring life to a person.
Don’t ya know, it can be a downright addiction!
We could gorge ourselves online. (Just think of the unending feast of homeschooling, crafting, reading, sporting, child-training ideas!)
It can be an obligation with sticky tentacles:
we could become slaves to our readers, our advertisers, and our greed.
It can be an ugly people-pleasing, self-exalting, stumbling block:
we could sacrifice our souls, our families, and our Savior, post after post after post.
But, blogging can also be an experience of deep growth.
Blogging can enhance our lives, and our reader’s lives.
If we can repeat this over-and-over to ourselves: “the blog was created for me; I was not created for the blog”, we’re headed in the right direction.
Through our blogs, we have the opportunity to refine our writing; to communicate great and humble notions; to share the tragedies and triumphs of life; and to create posts that encourage others, reflect our genuine beliefs, and strengthen ourselves, our families, friends, and communities. We have the opportunity to glorify God through our blogs. Now, that’s beautiful. And full of life.
And that’s what I want to celebrate with this new series.
By exploring a handful of ways in which we can enjoy our lives and our blogs, I’m hoping to pave the way for 10 Million Miles to enter the new year well.
I’m hoping to offer a smoother road to you, too.
I won’t promise an increase in your reader numbers or teach you how to make money. These aren’t my specialty; and there are brilliant blogs out there to help you grow your blog if that’s what you’d like to do. But I will promise insights from 4 years of a happy life-and-blogging balance, because I have a feeling that beyond wanting to grow your blog, you want to love your blog. And beyond wanting to love your blog, you want to love your life.
Here’s to blogging for your life!