I don't really think about the topics other than there are things I am learning or studying. I figure if I am learning something or being reminded of it, someone else may benefit from it too.
That is exactly where I am Theresa. Topics that I have learned and studied through or am currently working on get posted. I do frequently ask for feedback, of course, but we all know comments are sometimes hard to come by:) I do love when I get them though!
Great question!First - I'm being obedient to the Lord and posting about what He's teaching me. Second - I quickly got WAY to addicted to comments and follows and quickly noticed I would get my feelings hurt if no one commented.Third - then God reminded me why I was doing this - "do all we can so that He might save some".Now I have the total opposite view - I want to be the encourager - even if I never get another comment. I want to encourage others. I know that God's Word will not return void.ps- I do still check stats, comments, and follows - I just don't let them dictate my mood anymore! LOL!
I'm with Penny. It's good to listen to those in your niche. But, if I only write things to get followers or comments, when they don't come I'll get down. (Not that I don't post things to get more traffic. My weekly blog tips aren't just to help people out but are a way to gain more traffic). As long as I am putting on good content then that should be all that matters. Plus, I think there are a lot more people that read our blogs than we think... they just "lurk" and never make themselves known!
The commonality of being Moms is powerful! That is what I have most in common with my readers. Its what I'm living everyday and its what inspires me to grow and get better at what I do. Trying to be something that I am not just to get more readers or comments will eventually end with others seeing the lack of authenticity. It will only go so far that way. I pray that I am encouraging, honest and bring a smile to moms crazy lives. I love that through my blog I can find a balance to reach moms that do not know Christ and also those that do. I do know that presenting topics that are fresh and authentic will always get a head turned somewhere. It just may be a silent head turn and that's okay!
I have been there with wanting to put out good content & hoping that I am, but feeling discouraged if it seemed nobody was reading... but then I too really stopped & prayed about it. I asked God to give me the content (not my niche- although their questions & comments are often ways I think God uses to "show" me what to write about) & the readers HE desires to be there. I find it interesting that the posts I get the most comments on are often not the ones that I am most passionate about... in fact those are the ones that often get the fewest comments- but I desire to write for God's glory!!Jessica
Hear hear! My feelings do get hurt when no one comments (I'm working on that, though) and am I mystified by how one day I'll get 30 hits and the next day 3. Blogging is such a strange shift of reality.I'm trying to redefine my expectations and in that, remember that it's really about God, not me, and the work I can do through Him and for Him.Kate (www.deliciousaspie.blogspot.com)
Definitely just feel like I am blogging for myself which is great some days but it's nice to get some comment love as well!
I've never had someone ask me to blog about a certain topic (unless I was guest posting). I listen to the Holy Spirit and blog about my journey in Christ. It's all for His glory!
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