Sorry everyone for the false announcement in my last post, but it turns out when I said I was going to allow comments now, I was disregarding that my mom and I had discussed NOT doing comments when I started my blog, and my mom would still prefer me not have comments. Thus, sorry, no comments.
I’ve been noticing with myself a certain addiction to the WordPress App on my phone. I greatly enjoy looking at my stats and checking my notifications. It almost becomes a struggle to do my bible study time and my time with the Lord before checking my WordPress Notifications. And I don’t like it. I don’t like it at all. I don’t like how consumed I have become with my blog and trying to please everyone who reads it. It has become something I’m trying to do for other people and less something between me and God. Because really, that’s what my blog should be about. Serving God. Loving God. Growing in my relationship with God.
My dear mommy reminded me today, that I shouldn’t just post because well, people want me to post. She said “When you have something on your heart, blog it. When you don’t. Don’t.” I shouldn’t be writing a post unless I think God wants me to write it. When God gives me something to share, I should share it. It’s not about when people want me to post. It’s not about posting the things other people around me want me to post either. It needs to be all for God.
So although I am definitely going to continue my blog, I’m going to write what God wants me to write. If I don’t feel a post is ready, I’m going to wait until it is ready. This means my new additions on Mondays, consistent posts on Saturdays, Farm-Life posts, anything else I said I might do, won’t necessarily be happening.
“But consistent posts on you blog is how you get more followers!”, you say. I know. But how many followers I have doesn’t really matter. All that matters is that I am doing what God wants me to do. I want to live for God alone, not for people.
As for my semi-addiction to the WordPress App on my phone, well, here comes my other announcement:
After the giveaway etc. is over I will be “leaving” (taking a break) from WordPress for a little while
Starting a week from now, Saturday, September 22, I will be completely taking myself away from WordPress for a little bit. In other words, I won’t see your posts, like your posts, look at who as liked my posts, or see how many views my blog got. You guys all write such good posts, and I’m sort of sad because I will miss them, but it will be good for me. Think how much more time I will have for reading actual books! I’ll for sure be back by Oct. 20th and maybe a little bit earlier. I’ll miss you guys, but hopefully when I return, I will return full of the joy of the Lord, and ready to share what God has laid on my heart.
Thanks to T. R. Noble and her post here, for helping me to come to this decision.
Before I go I would like to share with you some recent beautiful waterfall photos I got. I absolutely love them.
Goodbye for now, see you at my 100 Follower Celebration post on either Wednesday or Saturday, and hope you have a wonderful day.
Thanks so much for understanding!
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.” -John 15:4 (NASB)