Yesterday, I was doing a lot of updates on the blog, by the way have you looked around recently? Pretty cool huh? But anyway, during my work, I checked out my comments and realized that my 4th year blogoversary passed a couple of days ago. Can you believe it?
I had to think about that for a minute and realized that since I opened up the blog in Oct 2012, it has gone through so many changes. Most important was the fact that this blog…this exact site was born after I’d abandoned my first blog for two years and everything was lost. Sounds confusing ? Okay let me walk you through and why it is so funny I’m where I am in my life right now. God sure has a sense of humor.
So, in 2009, I opened my first blog and called it W.O.M.A.N.C INC. It was the ‘Musing of a lady after God’s Heart’. An inspirational blog that provided stimulus for the soul through articles and discussions. It was supposed to be the blog of a non profit I wanted to start. I was going through a hard time, felt very hopeless so I just wrote about things I was going through that I knew a lot of others might have gone through as well. Was it a success? Sure if you ask me now. But then I wasn’t as matured as I am now. It was successful because I did have a forum where people could come and talk but was I getting a huge amount of traffic as those I was “comparing myself to?” No. Therefore to me, it was a waste of time. Not a success.
Then I had some trials, so why am I talking about what wasn’t working for me? So I shut it down, or rather I abandoned it…stuff expired and I lost 2 years worth of writing. Also the women who came there to talk, also lost a home. Disgraceful. When we don’t walk in purpose & destiny we rob others. I wasn’t confident in my expectations from God to properly guide me. So I gave up.
3 years later, the writing bug which refused to die, started getting on my last nerve. So I opened this up. In full disclosure, it was a cop put. I knew I should’ve been writing a book but I decided that 300+ word blog post is obedience enough. PS: Partial obedience is disobedience. So this started again as a forum to encourage and build hope. You know the period I went through?My hopelessness? Well, giving up is something I didn’t want others to do. Around that time I was forced to write that novel(read my publishing story to know how I was forced) So I did some reorganization to make it my online platform. I changed the name, the focus to mainly talk about me as an author. But I kept that hope theme…its just in me. Even my fictional characters struggle in hope at one time or the other. Hence, as you’ve noticed, every week I talk about hope and confident expectations in Monday Musings.
7 books later, I have come full circle. How? I am taking my passion for helping others build confident expectations through Christ, a lot of steps further. I’ll be making my announcement by the end of the year. I’m excited on what 2017 and the future holds.
On this 4th year, from the bottom of my heart I want to thank all of you for hanging with me.
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).
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2 thoughts on “4th Blogoversary…Coming Full Circle”
Very encouraging story. Best wishes for many more years of books and blogging!
How did I totally miss this? Thank you Latoya, apologies for the super late response.
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