Have you ever wondered if you should just quit blogging?
I certainly have.
You know how it goes. You’re tooling around in blog land and you happen upon a blog that attracted a thousand followers in one week. She’s just reported she’s at seven thousand followers and she’s only been blogging a few months and it’s not even good writing! (tongue in cheek, of course) 🙁
I don’t post my “following” numbers but’s it’s a healthy number. In fact I haven’t even looked in over a year. Yep, that’s right. I don’t want to be influenced by numbers.
Of course, I get regular alerts from WordPress every time I get a new follower and that indicates a steady rise every day.
But still I wonder if I should do anything differently.
I pray about my blog every day. I ask God for wisdom in writing what I should. I pray for the special needs that my followers are going through. I ask God to do with my blog what He wishes. But still, down deep in my heart, I’m envious and frustrated.
Then a few days ago, WordPress notified me that a recent post of mine had been re-blogged. I checked it out. I’ve been re-blogged before but this one was special. The blogger stated how despairing of life they’d been and that when they read this particular post of mine, it helped them turn their life around.
And that’s why I blog.
God bless and I hope you have a good day.
p.s. There will be an addendum to this post later today. Be on the look out for it.