I just saw on my stats where it looks like someone is taking the time to read the whole blog again–31 views with only three visitors. That doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it makes me feel really good about what I am doing with this blog. I want to reach out to people with my story, It’s as simple as that. I’m not into monetizing or making so much a “career” out of blogging as I am making sure that my message of hope goes out to people who often have very little of it. I do hope to attract an agent with my blog and publish a book with a traditional publisher because that would give my story even more reach. But I’ve already touched more people with the blog than I ever thought possible before I started. And that makes me feel good about continuing it.
It’s therapeutic to feel like I have a purpose outside myself again. I had a similar one while I was writing freelance–I wanted to write stories that inspired people—whether writing about a notable personality or some who simply overcome great obstacles, I was right there with a story to document it if I found out about it. That purpose guided my freelance work throughout my career. I think it’s important to have a purpose outside yourself so that you can fulfill whatever God put you on earth to do. So that’s why I blog. Keep reading!