I’ve been stuck for days trying to think of something to write in honor of my first 500 posts. Every draft I attempted came off as bragging when I went back and read it. Then I received a prompt word from Lisa-Jo Baker at Five Minute Friday and suddenly it became clear.
Like all my writing, my blog is at its best when it encourages others. I discover this almost two-and-a half years ago, when I wrote one of my first guest posts for Alise Write! This is how she prefaced my post.
I connected with David on Twitter and he is a great encourager. In a world where people can be most concerned with promoting their own self-interest, it’s a delight to meet someone who encourages others.
I realized the goal of my writing that day, but I constantly need reminding. I get caught up in the details of word count, publishing opportunities, pitching, and platform. I forget the point of my writing—to reach other people. To communicate at a deeper level. Above all, to encourage.
And then I’m reminded again.
I feel grateful to have connected with David Ozab in the Internet world this year. He has been a great encouragement to me as I launched my book out into the world this October, and I love the way he writes about faith and being a stay-at-home Dad.
Addie Zierman wrote this short introduction to my most recent guest post. And that key word returns. Encouragement.
Thank you, Addie, Alise, Lisa-Jo, and my many other colleagues for the regular reminder as to why I write.
And thank you for the encouragement.