I have been blogging for a little over two years now. In the grand scheme of things, that’s not a long time. When I look around, there are bloggers who have been doing this longer than I. There are bloggers who write better, and are more popular. It can be tempting to be distracted by ‘the numbers’; to focus on how many people see my posts, and how often I am ‘liked’. Then, the Lord reminds me of what is truly important; the reason I started blogging in the first place: ministry.
Every summer we would host several families and encourage them in their homeschooling adventure, sharing wisdom the Lord had imparted to us. Starting a blog seemed a great way to share resources, tips, and encouragement with even more families. What began as an idea quickly became a joyous adventure.
Through blogging, we’ve come to know many amazing people and enjoy their incredible blogs. Each has been called to minister in their own way:
Sharing the Homeschooling Adventure
Some families blog to share their homeschooling endeavors with family, friends, and other homeschoolers. Their hopes are to keep family connected (especially those who live further away) and connect with other families.
May I encourage you to keep going. It is such a pleasure partaking in your adventures and joining in the fun. We love hearing about what the Lord is doing in your family.
Journaling About The Year
Other families blog as a means of keeping track of their homeschooling year; a sort of online portfolio. A smart way to keep track of your adventures.
This has been fun for us as well; hearing all about your day. It helps us get a better idea of projects, field trips, and ideas we might not have come across before.
Some parents blog as a means of edifying other homeschooling families. The Lord has gifted them with words of wisdom, encouragement, and grace; enabling them to help those in need.
It has been such a blessing reading these blogs and being uplifted. We thank the Lord for the insights we have gained through such blogs.
Tips & Ideas
These blogs are always fun. Tips, hints, ideas, recipes, and the like. There is nothing they don’t do, and they are willing to share it all with us.
We love gaining insight on art projects and homeschooling resources we’ve never thought of before. Definitely keep posting; we’re reading!
No matter your reason for blogging, may we encourage you to keep going. No two blogs are alike and each one has something to offer. Do not allow yourself to be distracted by the numbers. Do not become discouraged when it seems as if no one is reading. If the Lord called you to this, He is using you in ways you might never imagine.
May the Lord remind us of our calling. While our family might be the backdrop of our blog, may Christ be our focus. Through our adventures, struggles, routines, and curriculum exchanges, may He be edified and given all the glory.
Because, the moment this blog becomes about me, that is the moment I am finished.
“He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30
🔔Time to Chime In: What has God been teaching you through your blogging experience?