Happy Four Months
It has been four months since I started this blog. A huge thank you to my regular readership of, oh four people. However, it drives me nuts that I cannot figure out how to show my international visitors. I just found out the other day that I have had 17 visits from Canada! I have also been visited from 12 states, six other countries and my blog has been read in Portuguese nine times! I hope that means that I am making a positive impact.
At times I have wondered if I should continue this blog, because it kind of goes against my personal technology/ social networking beliefs, but as stated in my original mission statement and the first post of this blog, I am trying to share my beliefs with others as I have been counseled by my church leaders, so I suppose I'll stay with it until I feel inspired otherwise.
I have finally figured out how to schedule posts so that way I can write several at once and not have to be on my computer every day. I definitely think thoughts everyday, but sitting down to share them can be cumbersome and interfere with my family time!
I still am okay with no comments, but now my readers, I do ask for your input. I would like to know if a certain post has really stuck out in your mind. I do enjoy rereading my posts sometimes, but I find that the one that pops into my mind ALL the time is the one about change. So I will be posting more on that soon. If you wouldn't mind leaving a comment (how tacky, I have finally resorted to asking...but remember that it can be anonymous) or sending me an email, I am interested to know your favorite post, mainly to make a "favorites" page or something like that.
Lastly, I am trying to stay true to myself and my privacy convictions, but I am also wondering if I should change my blog a little bit. It is about me, not my family, but do I need to add more personal stories? Do I seem like a real person? I email my family all of the time, to "keep them in the know", but am I obligated to also do so with my viewing audience?
Typing this, I have decided that I am going to stay true to myself for now. I will try to post more pictures. I am usually the one taking them, not posing for them.
***The Lord works in mysterious ways. I was interrupted from posting this post because Husband left the house leaving me to supervise Daughter in the tub. I grabbed the September Ensign to read in there and what do I turn to? a piece called "Role of Members Important in Sharing the Gospel Online". Reading it I also realized that I needed to blog differently. I want to share my beliefs, but I don't want to seem forceful. I do live a normal life like everyone else on Earth. While I do spend a lot of time working to build up God's kingdom, I do still grocery shop, wait in line at the post office, sleep, etc. I have interests I have just been keeping them to myself and only revealing my spiritual thoughts with you. So stay tuned to see what changes come, but know that I am still concerned about my privacy (and you should be too).
I am humbled that the Lord cares enough about me to give me the answer to something that troubled me (but might seem silly to others), i.e. my blog. I love receiving personal revelation. God is real. God knows me. God loves me. This is exactly why I blog about Him. I want others to feel of this love.***
You keep coming back, so there must be something you like. Please share.