Thank you for coming over to see my blog, I think you’ll really enjoy it. While this blog is still in its infancy, this isn’t my first time blogging.
For about a year and a half I casually wrote a personal blog called “the best time to wear a striped sweater” and from August of 2014 until May of 2015 I was the sole content creator of the First Baptist Church of Opelika student ministry blog.
From these experiences I have learned a few things that I hope to carry into this blog:
1. Above all, remaining consistent is essential.
I wrote a ton of posts during my time at these other blog spots and the times I would have the most conversation would be when I wouldn’t post onto the blog when people expected there to be a post.
I’ve always equated writing your blog in a consistent manner to telling someone you want to meet them for lunch then never showing up.
The point is, once you build an online community you cannot leave them out to dry. Be Consistent.
2. Next: relate to your audience.
This one took a while for me.
It is really easy as you are typing away sitting alone in a room somewhere to forget that in some other rooms out there sits your audience. They don’t want to sit and read a novel three times a week and they don’t want to be talked over.
It is my hope that I can talk to my audience and not past them or over them.
3. Lastly: just be honest.
Step one to making sure people don’t want to read your posts is when they realize you aren’t being truthful. Who would ever want to read anything that isn’t the truth?
So from these points and experiences I have acquired, I promise this to you, my readers:
I will be your friend, not just a random person that writes things that make you think or laugh.
I will be honest because no one is perfect and if you think you are, this won’t be the blog for you.
I hope you all feel encouraged today and I pray that moving forward this will be a place of refuge and encouragement.
Be a blessing today!