Four Years of Blogging

On August 18, 2010, I started The Teen Theme. Four years and God’s many blessings have turned a random idea into what TTT is today.

For me, blogging has always been a journey–and it has been a wonderful one. There are days, of course, when I stare at a blank screen with no clue what to write, or when I check my stats only to be disappointed. What blogger hasn’t had the same experiences? These things are nothing, however, when I think of how much I’ve been blessed by my blog.

blogI’ve been blessed with a way to reach others. If you’ve read any of my posts, you know that I blog for a reason. I blog to encourage anyone who might stop by. I blog to challenge my readers to grow closer to God, to strengthen their walk with Him. I blog with a hope of making a difference in the lives of those who read what God has placed on my heart.

Thus far, God has blessed my blog with 20,580 views and 326 followers. It’s mind-blowing for me to think that so many people have read (and cared about!) what I have to say! God gave me a passion for writing and for Him (and for music, but that’s another story), He gave me a way to use these passions, and then He blessed the effort beyond what I ever imagined!

In my biography on the website Quirky, I describe myself as “a Christian, a musician, a blogger, and a cat-lover”. Of course, those four things aren’t an exhaustive list. There are many things just as important about me that I didn’t mention. But the point is, blogging has become an integral part of who I am. It isn’t that I would have no identity without blogging; rather, blogging has simply contributed a great deal to who I am today. It has given me a place to exercise a passion, writing. It has given me responsibility, putting the operating of TTT entirely in my hands (and WordPress’, of course). It has also helped me grow closer to Jesus, as I study and think over His Word in preparation for a post.

I have also been incredibly blessed by the community here on WordPress. I felt this most strongly when I had back surgery last year. Your prayers and kind and encouraging comments meant the world to me! And beyond that, every thought you have taken the time to share has been a gift from God–so thank you, and God bless you! ❤

In summary, I thank God for giving me the inspiration to start blogging, and for blessing me in this undertaking. And I thank all of you who have been a part of this incredible journey!

God bless!

-christrocks

 

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4 thoughts on “Four Years of Blogging

  1. Congratulations on four years, and hopefully many more to come! May God always use your words to bless and inspire others! Thank you for being faithful in doing what He called you to do by sharing your heart on here. 🙂

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  2. Happy four years Christy! And we thank God for you too!!! Your blog entries always encourage me to draw closer to Christ, and ponder something in a new, fresh way. What a blessing your writing is to me, and so many others.
    I’m glad it’s been so worthwhile for you too. It’s great when a blog can not only help others, but be ‘therapeutic’ for the writer as well.

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    • Thank you! I’m so blessed to hear that. 🙂 I have had very little time for blogging lately, but it looks like I’ll have more free time soon, so I can get back to blogging on a regular basis. I wanted to mention that since, after talking about how much blogging means to me, and then not writing anything for over a week… Well, it was bothering me. 😉 Thank you so much for the time you took to leave an encouraging word. ❤ It means a lot to me!!

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