I love to write. For years I have kept a journal. My entries range from routine, boring comments about the weather to reflections of my feelings during a battle with cancer.
A few years ago I entered the world of blogging. Really having no idea how to have a successful blog, I have read other blogs, articles and books on the subject.
Most have said that you need to “find” your audience, to write for them. A lot recommended that your blog stick to one idea or theme. Reading other blogs I have seen many seem to follow that pattern.
- Blogs writing about travel
- Blogs writing about mental health
- Blogs writing about raising children
- Blogs writing about the Bible
I started out thinking my blog would be sharing stories from the years I was a pastor’s wife. There were stories that were funny and others that I thought might be inspiring. I named my blog Grandma’s Ramblings because I also wanted to share stories of my beautiful grandchildren.
But after writing a blog since late 2014 it seems my blogs are all over the place. My husband and I love to take road trips and I enjoy sharing pictures of those trips. A Christian who loves Bible studies I also share thoughts from my devotions. An history nut I love to research and share stories about our country’s history. Then my family gives me much to write about. From one blog to another I often have no idea where I am going until I start writing. I just have this need to write.
Being concerned that I seem to have no “theme” I went back to the tag line I made when I started this blog.
Stories of a lifetime to make you laugh, cry and hopefully walk away encouraged!
That really has been my purpose – just to give someone a good laugh, maybe a challenging thought or words that might encourage.
My idea of success? It’s encouraging to see the number of those following my blog increasing, but the real success I find is when someone comments that I did make them laugh, cry or be encouraged.
So I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing – and we will see where it all leads.
For those of you who follow my blog – thank you. For those of you who have shared comments, thanks for your encouragement.