It’s been exactly two years since this blog was started. I was a little nervous then when I hit the ‘publish’ button to push out the first post on the blog.
I had mild anxiety because I wasn’t very sure of what to expect on the blogosphere. The only thing I felt sure of was that finally I now have a properly coordinated avenue to share my thoughts with anyone who would be interested in reading them from anywhere around the world.
Before that time, I had my written thoughts spread on my diaries, notepad on my phone, various files on my laptop and some others I shared on my facebook page.
The blog is now providing wholesome inspiration for the family, life, and living – from a Christian worldview. More than I had previously envisaged, the positive impact has been great on me as well as on my readers. But I will quickly add that there is always room for more improvements.
To a very large extent, I have had fun writing this blog for two years running. For instance, you can imagine the pure joy I felt when a reader told me my post blessed her richly; or when a pastor-reader told me that my post gave him a handle to his Sunday sermon, or even when I reached the 100th WP follower milestone – although that threshold has since been surpassed in the last year.
I don’t know about you, but for me, the blogging journey has been more fulfilling than frustrating. Apart from the fact that I have learnt a lot along the line, that my posts have resonated with many people is also quite encouraging. Many thanks to all my readers who have given some positive feedbacks.
Of all the 116 posts published so far on this blog in the last two years, the 6 simple reasons to forgive offences has been most popular, going by the observation that it has garnered the highest number of individual post ‘likes’ on the blog till date. There have been other outstanding posts as well, the summary of which I had already written about.
The site statistics further show that I have readers from across all the continents of the world, although the majority of the readers are located in the United States of America.
When it comes to the most engaging follower of the blog in the past two years super granny Anne of Freedomborn – Aussie Christian Focus in far away Australia stands out as the topmost commentator.
Anne has a great heart for God. She equally loves the scriptures, always quoting relevant verses to back up her comments either in direct response to my own posts or in further response to some other readers’ comments. I strongly recommend her blog to you if you are not already following her.
These two years on the blogosphere have not been all rosy and smooth all the way. There have been discomforting moments I experienced too.
I can recall having more than a fair share of backlashes generated by a few of my posts. For instance, I was negatively attacked by some (mostly faceless) people on WordPress and on Twitter when I published some posts bothering on atheism.
Understandably, the posts drew the ire of some avowed atheists. Despite the fact that I shared the truths of the gospel in love in those posts, they were very angry at me for doing so.
But if atheists claim there is no God, why does it bother them so much when we say God exists? That’s a question I will appreciate a well-informed answer to.
The flip side of the negative criticisms was that one of the posts on atheism, 16 sobering things every atheist should know, turned out to be one of the most liked posts of the blog. I can only be glad to have shared that post.
Contrary to what some readers claimed, the post was my most audacious attempt to reach out to atheists with the living gospel of Jesus Christ.
On the whole, this journey of two years in the world of blogging has been a time of touching lives and being touched too, inspiring people and being inspired too. I have no doubt that in the next two years in the blogosphere, I will still be here fulfilling my vision of “providing wholesome inspiration for the family, life, and living – from a Christian worldview.”
Thank you for reading! Your feedback will mean a lot to me.
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