When I first started blogging I read an article that said 90% of blogs shut down within the first year of getting started. Not to worry, I am not planning on shutting my blog down, but I do feel like it is time to examine the direction it is going.
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If you follow my blog on a regular basis, you have undoubtedly noticed that I have been taking a little break. It doesn’t mean that I have not thought about my blog. Quite the contrary, I have probably thought about my blog and the direction it is headed more in the last couple of weeks than I have since I started.
During this break, Jeff and I have had an amazing couple of weeks of renewed faith and our marriage has been incredibly blessed by that. I have been praying about my purpose as a wife, as a mother, as a friend, as a nurse, as a Christian, and as a blogger. I have learned that I don’t want to simply cross items off my life list or make a cupcake or craft. This sounds so cliche, but I want to truly make a difference in everything that I pour my energy in to. And anyone who blogs knows the tremendous amount of energy it takes to keep it going on a daily basis.
As I explained this to Jeff, he just smiled. He explained that he fell in love with me 13 years ago because he had never seen someone more passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. He pointed to my blog and you as my readers as proof.
I ask this humbly, not wanting you to simply shower me with compliments: WHY? What is it about this blog that keeps you coming back? Because whatever it is that is making a difference for you, I want to do THAT. I want to give you what you come here for. Is it the crafting? Is it the life list? Is it the cupcakes? I want to know what you like about my blog, what you don’t like about my blog, and any other constructive criticism you may have. If you are more comfortable sending me an email, please feel free to do so. No matter what, I want you to know how thankful I am that you are along for this ride. I truly appreciate all of you.
Blessings sweet friends