Thursday, April 14, 2011

That this needs to be a totally "different" blog

I'd spent a few years posting on my older blog about my writing experiences, our homeschooling journey or reflections from Bible study and prayer. It hasn't been a bad blog. It's just that I never gathered many commenters or followers, which made me erratic in my posting. After all, we're supposed to be weaned from talking to ourselves when we're little! The core group of faithful friends from all four corners of the globe who would continue to leave friendly comments were all that kept me going.

Well, it occurred to me why these luke-warm results continued. It is simply that time is short for blog followers and there are many far, far superior themed blogs to mine out there on the subjects I mentioned.

Homeschooling experts are out there blogging not just about homeschooling in general but on their specific schools of thought.

There are blogs devoted to Christian fiction and some are "joint" blogs with posts each day from far more high profile authors than Yours Truly.

Well known Christian missionaries, pastors, evangelists and scholars keep far classier blogs than mine.

Finally, my blog's name was "Faith, Family and Fiction." The alliteration is cute but maybe slightly hackneyed. I asked myself would I bother to follow my old blog, if I didn't know myself? I'm afraid the answer had to be, "Probably not."

This is something brand new for me. I want to have a little more fun and adventure and also provide some fresh insights and different ways of thinking, so friends will want to keep returning. I do believe that insights, hunches, 'God-leadings' and serendipitous thoughts are well worth celebrating.

I hope you'll join me for the journey.

4 comments:

  1. With all due respect, I think you sell yourself short. I always considered your blogs superior, that's why I followed them where ever you went!

    I do understand the need to reinvent yourself to inspire you to write again. If that is what your new blog provides, more power to it. Write for yourself, the readers will follow!

    Peace and Laughter,
    Cristina

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  2. Hi Cristina,
    Thanks for your encouragement to keep on blogging. And of course you are one of those faithful friends I mentioned who keeps coming back.
    Blessings,
    Paula

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  3. I am a follower for sure. And I loved your old blog too. This is just a fresh start for a new season in your life :)

    Love Nicole

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  4. I really do like the fresh look but I didn't think there was anything wrong with the 'old' one!!

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