Looking back just 10 years ago I could have never dreamed that I would be a Bible study blogger….or even a blogger at all. I didn’t even know what a blogger was 10 years ago!
If there is anything I know for certain it is this:
I could never just stay at home just keep house.
It’s not that I have an aversion to keeping house, quite the contrary. I love being a stay-at-home mom and I love housekeeping.
I love caring for my husband and children and I love cooking.
I love it that my husband never has to do laundry or dishes, ironing or cleaning, getting the boys dressed for bed or any of the duties that have traditionally fallen to the wife.
I take great joy in doing all of those things. I love being a traditional wife.
But I also have this deep drive for something more.
I have a deep need to always be reaching outside of myself to help someone else. And when I could no longer get up and go places anytime I wanted, because of nap times, diaper changes, dinners to make and laundry to fold, I knew that it was time to rethink how I do ministry.
At a time when many people are concerned about social media and Internet addiction, I chose to use this amazing medium for good.
No, I couldn’t physically leave my house anytime I wanted, but I could still reach out day and night right from my living room couch with the simple click of a mouse.
I became a Bible study blogger!
While A Little R & R didn’t start out to be just a Bible study blog, I had a lot of ideas and thoughts churning around inside of me, needing to get out.
As a fledgling blogger I had no idea what I was doing.
What is worse, I didn’t know how to get my thoughts out in front of people. I would post blog posts and maybe two people would see them….on a good day.
It was thrilling to hit publish….but frustrating when no one read what I wrote.
While it’s true that I would write whether anyone read my blog posts or not, evidenced by the numerous Word documents on my hard drive that have never seen the light of day, I still had a passion to encourage women with my writing.
But how could I encourage women when no one saw what I was writing?
This question led to the experiments and research I have done over the past 6 1/2 years that I’ve been blogging, and that has led to where I am now.
I have made every blogging mistake ever made….and a few no one has even thought of yet.
But, the blogging journey has been remarkable!
When I started A Little R & R on March 27, 2010 I never dreamed I’d have over 11,000 Pinterest followers, 5,000+ email subscribers and 3,000 Facebook fans. I never dreamed I would be doing Bible studies and publishing books!
It never occurred to me to dream that big!
Maybe a Bible study blog isn’t your thing. Maybe you have these mad homemaking or DIY skills that you could pass on to others.
Perhaps you have a degree in finance or education….maybe you’re a doula or an aerobics instructor and wish you could help other women with what you know.
Well you can!
Last week I wrote a blog post with 60 blog ideas for people who think they’re not writers. And this is just a list to get you started:
Now that you have an awesome idea for a blog….I’ll help you get it started, teach you some basic writing techniques, show you have to run social media and even help you grow you blog and launch your first product!
I’m not kidding here!!
In 2017 I will be offering a comprehensive blogging course called The Ultimate Beginner Blogger Course.
The Ultimate Beginner Blogger Course will take you from the ground floor of opening a blog to teaching you writing techniques, running social media, starting a mailing list, growing your blog, and launching your first product.
This comprehensive course comes with 27 lessons, a 20-page workbook and a private Facebook group.
The Ultimate Beginner Blogger Course will start January 9 and run through March 10, 2017!
It’s about coming alongside of you and showing you the ropes.
PLUS! If you sign up before January 9 you will receive a 25% discount…..STARTING TODAY!
Start the new year with a new blog and the potential for earning an income right from your own living room! Join me in 2017 for this amazing 9-week course, and bring a friend along, too.
By the end of this course you will be equipped with everything you need to know to start and grow your blog!