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SHARE YE BLOGGERS

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We, as bloggers are called to share no matter what our platform is.  For me, it is sharing about faith, inspiration and family, and sometimes a recipe or organization post.

Have you thought about why you blog?  What was your original intent?  For me my original intent was to share about Him, and leave a legacy for future generations.  It is sort of like journaling for me and capturing my thoughts about the days and what I am learning in my Bible studies.  I have to admit sometime I get caught up in numbers/statistics and that is so wrong.  I need to be getting caught up in Him and what He puts on my heart to write about.

He is my audience, an audience of one whether anyone else reads my blog or not.  I have to continue to ask myself,  am I sharing for the glory of God and making Him known, or am I sharing to encourage and to influence others?

I am a servant and writer.   I am set apart.  I am a digital evangelist.  For those that stop by my blog this might be the only Jesus or church they see.  I pray that He uses my words to bless others each time they drop in to see what I have to say.

So how about you?  I would love to hear your thoughts on how you share.

Linking up with Kate Matoung and the #FiveMinuteFriday girls today to write for five minutes on the word share.

This post was featured on Sweet Sauce Blog on 3-21-16.

 

 

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64 thoughts on “SHARE YE BLOGGERS”

  1. I find seeking to write for an Audience of One is the best way to stay focused on bringing glory to God through my writing. It can be so challenging though! It’s so easy to get caught up in numbers and likes and shares and analytics and forget that none of those measure how well I am obeying God and honoring Him with what I share.

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  2. I often pray Psalm 19 over my writing. This blogging journey has the potential to bring out the best and worst in us… Refining times for sure. My blogging journey didn’t begin because I wanted to write about God, but He had other plans for my space – from the very first post. Thanks for sharing, Debbie

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    1. I just found your sweet comment in my comments awaiting moderation. So sorry. So far behind. Thanks for stopping by and so glad we got to meet at His Girls Gather.

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  3. Yes, an audience of One! I write because He gave me the love for writing. It is my way of giving thanks. And I too pray my words bless the reader – may He use us to reach and encourage others!

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  4. I do find I have to keep checking myself when it comes to blogging. I blog to hopefully inspire hope through readers connecting to my stories (and seeing they are not alone in their struggles). An author podcast I recently watched stated that writer writes to process life for themselves. I like that. By sharing our writing, maybe we can also help another process their life.

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    1. I believe that Lynn. When we write about our struggles or valleys we have walked through it not only helps us but others.

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  5. I love this! We are servants and have a responsibility to use our words wisely as we share them with the world. I began writing because prompted me to begin. He is the best audience of all and three years later, I try very hard to honor Him with my words. I pray they encourage as I hit publish and go out to others. Blessed to be your neighbor at Lisha’s today!

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  6. I love this post! I have a lot of the same goals as you regarding my blog. I first started to share things with my daughters and encourage other women, but most of all to glorify God and share what He lays on my heart. Blessings to you! I’m visiting from #SocialButterflySunday

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    1. Blessings to you Gayl and thank you so much for stopping by. May we all be successful in pointing others toward Christ in our blogging.

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  7. My motives are important. If I am blogging to gain approval from others, then I will be very disappointed. Even if I should become “well known”, pride can become a temptation. My motives should be to serve and bless others. But I will admit it can be difficult at times to keep my motives pure. If my stats aren’t what I feel they should be, then I can feel discouraged. But we don’t know what an impact we may be making in just one person’s life. I would encourage anyone, even myself to keep writing. It’s our ministry.

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  8. This post was A GREAT reminder of something I sensed from the Lord when I started my website last May. I was not to look at the numbers, how many read it or commented on it and that the Lord knew those He would draw or bring to any particular post. I started my blog because I am passionate about encouraging others and seeking to help them see the Lord and His love and grace more accurately than sometimes we do. Additionally, I have always had a passion for writing and now that I am retired I actually have time to do that. The thing I have learned is that sometimes I write something that I deem as not my best piece or significant and get a comment from someone about how the Lord used it and He reminds me all over again of laying out what ever I write into His hands to use as He wills. Blessings on you! Visiting as your neighbor at the linkup at The Beauty in His Grip.

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    1. I agree with you how He sends someone to encourage us on those pieces we think not so good, but a heart is touched by Him. Thanks for stopping by to visit.

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  9. Just what I needed to read as I have been trying too hard with this whole blogging thing and getting caught up in the numbers that I loose sight of why I began blogging in the first place. I have allowed worldly influences to come in and even cloud my blog content when I believe or know my readers want me to share from the heart, even if that means more on what God is calling me to do for that season or day or even the struggles and joys God has been with me in and through.
    Thank you for sharing this and may we encourage and share daily with others (other bloggers included) the good things, even God’s love.
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” today
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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    1. Thanks so much for encouraging me today Rachel. I’m trying to decide what to do with my blog going from free to .org and all that. Confused and praying before I take that leap.

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  10. This is such a great reminder! I write to jot my thoughts on what God is speaking to me, sort of Stones of Remembrance of what He’s showing me. Getting to share it with others is a privilege and a blessing! Glad to be linking up with you at Testimony Tuesday.

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  11. I have been thinking on this much lately, and your post was a bit of a confirmation for me. Thank you for sharing your thoughts openly. It is so easy to get caught up in the numbers. I have so many thoughts I would like to share, but I always second guess myself on sharing them, usually because I’m afraid it would seem like I was trying to “use” my moments with God as a way to get more readers. I appreciate your perspective that we should be sharing these things as an encouragement to others — your words were certainly an encouragement to me today!

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    1. Thanks Wendy. I truly believe God puts on our hearts the words we need to minister and our hurts can help others who are hurting.

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  12. So fun to meet you! What a refreshing start to the day! Thanks for the wise words … and the challenge to consider yet again why are we doing what we do …

    Enjoy your day from your next door neighbor at Holley’s …

    ;-}

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  13. Debbie, I started my blog after I had a miscarriage. A former student shared her blog with me, and that lead me to find others. I found great healing in reading the stories of other women who had overcome trials. I decided to start my own blog to encourage other women who are seeking to keep the faith day by day. 🙂

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    1. Hi Jemma I just found your comment sitting in an to be approved box. So sorry. Thank you for stopping by. I just visited your blog. Love it.

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  14. Love this… “digital evangelist”. That’s awesome.

    My purpose for blogging and writing has definitely shifted over the years. I started at first out of boredom but now I have a mission to connect, inspire, encourage, and uplift.

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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  15. Hi Debbie:

    Great post! It’s so easy to get caught up in the numbers and the hype. Thanks for your reminder that only one thing matters, and that’s the One we blog for – pleasing Him. I love that you said you’re a digital evangelist. But are you saying that we shouldn’t write to encourage others? I’m just a bit confused by your statement.

    Blessings,
    Tiffiney

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    1. Thanks Tiffiney. Yes we should write to encourage others. I’m writing for Him, and if I stay focused on Him and not me it will encourage others. Does that make sense?

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  16. I don’t even remember why I started blogging. I love taking photos and I love meeting people so I guess I combined those two into blogging. I LOVE all the wonderful people I have met through blogging – especially the bloggers who have actually stopped by for a visit when they were in town.

    Thanks for sharing on SYC.

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    1. Carol I love the fact that bloggers have stopped to meet you. I haven’t had that honor, but I have had on-line Bible study friends who are in Texas stop to visit or meet for coffee.

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  17. I agree that it’s so important for us to not get caught up in the numbers. I started blogging after my youngest daughter suggested that I share my gardening and decorating. Just did it for family and thought I would throw in a little advice from mom now and then. Now I do it because I love the connection that I have made with so many people. We need to stay true to ourselves! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. Although the purpose of my blog wasn’t strictly to evangelize, I agree that blogging is a great way to share our Christian faith. I honestly believe that sometimes we don’t even realise the people we help with a blog post so you should definitely keeps sharing! Thank your for bringing this post to the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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