Three years ago today I started this blog inauspiciously with this post.
A while back Thom had a quiz about types of bloggers. I found I had more than one answer to the questions: if I answered them one way I came up as a “pundit” blogger who likes to post things to think about; answering another way, I got “life blogger” — someone posts about family and everyday life. I don’t know if there was a “community blogger” category, but I like that side of blogging, too — keeping up with folks I’ve come to know, having fun with memes and quizzes and things like that. I’ve always described my blog as a hodgepodge.
A while back on a meme about blogging, in answer to the question about goals I wrote:
I want first of all to be used of the Lord. I want to share His truth and encourage people to read and heed His Word and get to know Him better. I want to be an encouragement to other women. I want to be able to be a help and testimony to people with transverse myelitis and other trials. I want to improve my writing by writing. I want to have fun. I think I have accomplished a little in all those areas and hope to continue to.
I share the same struggles as other bloggers in trying to keep in balance and perspective the time blogging takes. I struggle with my blogging “voice” sometimes.
But overall I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and plan to continue!
Just for fun, though it may not interest anyone but me, I thought I’d post a few stats:
Spam comments: 55,782 🙄
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I really, really appreciate those of you who come by to read and especially to comment. So to say thank you, I am having a little giveaway. On Saturday I’ll choose from one of the comments left on this post and send the winner a copy of one of my favorite books, By Searching by Isobel Kuhn, and one of my favorite CDs, Hear My Prayer, a recording of hymns played on the guitar by Mathew Burtner. I’m willing to ship internationally. If you’re not interested in the giveaway, just mention that, but I do hope you’ll leave a comment letting me know you’re “out there!”
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