New to Blogging

New to Blogging

It’s 6:00 a.m, Christmas Eve 2016.  The house is quiet.  I’m sitting on my couch with a cup of coffee writing what will be my second blog post.  It’s been 3 months now since I began creating my website and learning how it all works.  In fact, I am still learning.

A few years ago, I started to journal and a desire sprung up in me to write a book and start a blog.  My encouragement to begin this new journey stems from Christian bloggers, Carmen Brown at and Arabah Joy at Thanks gals!

Overwhelmed in the process, I am glad to have come across something amazing!

I recently learned through Michael Hyatt’s online course “5 Days to Your Best Year Ever”, that you only need to know what the next action step is, to take in accomplishing your goals.  It’s not about knowing it ALL up front; just the very NEXT STEP.  Go figure!

Learning this skill has helped me tremendously with my anxiety.

Sooo, my next action step in blogging, is to write a post.  Then another (and another…).  Seems simple right?

But for me, it’s kinda scary.  Writing online takes vulnerability (that’s the scary part).

What helps me, is remembering my WHY.  I have to continually ask myself, why am I blogging?  For whom am I blogging?  Who needs it?  Why is it needed?

My WHY is the most important motivator beyond measure!

I write to help others.  I write for healing.  I write because God has been merciful and gracious to me!

It’s not about me, it’s about what God has done for me and will do for you!  It’s for His glory and His glory alone.

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2 thoughts on “New to Blogging”

  • Thank you so much Shante for your willingness to listen to God and become vulnerable in an attempt to help others. There is a “Real” mental health crisis facing our country and sharing your story will benefit others. God has truly blessed you with a great talent. My prayers to you and your family.

    • You’re welcome Angelique! You’re right about the “real” mental health crisis facing our country. Your response has encouraged me to write directly on that issue and what the statistics actually look like. Thanks again for your comment and suggestions!

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