I love “what if’s”. The most interesting thing you can do with a group of people is ask “what if” questions and see how they respond. Just this past New Year’s eve, we had some friends over for a party and spent some of the time doing this little game. What if you could win $1,000,000; what would you do with it? What if you could be anyone or anything for a day; who would you be? What if you could see one thing in the future; what would you want to see? Everyone had a different response, a different dream, and a different goal because each person was an unique creative individual. That’s why I was excited when I saw the daily post challenge that gave a blogging prompt on “When you look back at your blog on January 2, 2015, what would you like to see?”. I suddenly knew that I was going to have to put some thought into this question and that I was going to enjoy reading other’s responses.
My first answer was that I would want to see a huge readership. I mean, what’s better than having a couple thousand views a day from all over the world? With a large following, I would build respect, create a reputation, familiarize my name, and perhaps pave the way for finally achieving publication for my books through popular publishers.
So I replied, no, my truest desire for the January 2, 2015 blog post is that God can look upon it and smile. I wish that it would be a writing of enjoyment and encouragement. I want my blog to be a place that people feel safe visiting, knowing that what they read for that day will be spiritually refreshing. I want the person that is depressed and wondering if life is worth living to read of value and hope. I want the person wondering what choice to make in a life-changing decision to feel a Presence that directs their paths. I want to be completely honest with my struggles and life challenges so that I am not some aloof writer on a blog but a human being with the same exact trials and hardships that everyone else is going through. That’s what I would really like to see a year from now- not numbers but individuals. Friends that I can lean upon, and friends that can lean upon me. When I blog to be only seen and heard, I am completely self-centered and not allowing God to use the keys on this keyboard to connect with others. When I blog for others, that’s when true accomplishment has arrived. So, I look forward to the next year.
Let’s pack our suitcases and get ready to journey together! http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/daily-prompt-progress/