December 19 – Survey Says…
“Blogging is hard because of the grind required to stay interesting and relevant.” -Sufia Tippu
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” –
“I believe in the magic and authority of words.” -René Char
“What a curious power words have.” -Tadeusz Borowski
I did a survey in one of my Facebook blogging groups. I asked the question, “what would you like to see on my blog in 2019?”
The number one response was more guest posts. The second response was more weekly series. I loved getting feedback from my fellow bloggers. I am already working on some weekly series for 2019. Here are a few of my ideas:
- Continue doing my #thankfulsunday post
- A #motivationmonday series
- A #inspirationalwomenwednesday series
I’m a writer. I know that words can heal or wound, can raise a person up or tear a person down, can encourage or hinder a person. Just sitting in front of my laptop gives me a sense of peace. I even wrote a blog post on the power of words. You can read it here. I have always believed in the power of words. The power of words is part of the reason I started this blog in the first place. I began this blog with the hopes of finding myself again, finding the inspirations that I felt I had lost on this journey of motherhood, and maybe, just maybe, inspire a few others along the way. I hadn’t realized just how far my blog was reaching until I wrote a very personal post in September for National Suicide Prevention Month. It was my personal battle with depression and an attempted suicide when I was only 15. If you or someone you know is battling depression, I urge you to check it out here. It was scary for me to share such a personal story. However, the response was so inspirational and motivating. The outpouring was empowering. I had people contacting me from all over the world, saying “I have been here.” It was a great reminder that no matter what is going on in your life, you are never really alone. The outpouring of support from this blog post just reiterated just how powerful words really are. What I write can have a purpose. It can have a reason. This blog can be a source of information, inspiration, motivation, and love for other mothers, daughters, sons, husbands, wives…anyone that is in need of a little inspiration. Since I started this blog 4 months ago, I have met some amazing people and they have shared their own amazing stories with me and it has inspired me to do more, write more, create more. ❤
#motivationmonday would be about sharing what is currently motivating me. I know that some days, little things like a book or a song can get me through my day. I thought it would be fun to share what is motivating me to help inspire others. Favorite books, quotes, songs…anything and everything.
I am really excited about this one. Each week, I will write a post about a woman that is inspirational and empowering. I will do an interview or hand out a questionnaire to the women that I know personally. If I don’t know the woman, I will just do a story on her and tell why she is so inspiring.
I am also thinking about opening this weekly series up to be a guest post opportunity too. Seeing the results of the survey, knowing that people would like to see more guest posts, I think this would be an excellent opportunity. In fact, I am extending the invite right now…
If you have an inspirational woman in your life, and you would like to give her a very personal shout out, please contact me. I would love to have you write a guest post for my upcoming #inspirationalwomenwednesday. ❤
I am so excited to see what blessings I have waiting for me in 2019. I can’t wait to take this blog to new places and I pray that it reaches the ones that need it most.
Let’s Be Inspired Together. ❤
“For unto us a child is born, unto us, a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” -Isaiah 9:6