This Sunday will mark one year from my first post on my blog (which, back then, was in Blogger instead of WordPress). I originally started it to help me learn to write consistently after hearing Jaquelle Ferris’s (who was then Jaquelle Crowe) story of how starting a blog helped her. My first post was called “6 Ways Having Tons of Sibs is a Blessing.”
From there, I discovered a love for writing things that encourage others and point them to Jesus. This past year, I’ve grown more familiar with the Bible and with the art of the written (er, typed) word, and both of those partly from blogging. I can’t know for sure if my blog has taught anyone else anything, but it has sure taught me a lot.
Plus, I’ve learned some very practical skills, like working with SEO, WordPress, Mailchimp, and Canva.
So, to celebrate this one year of blogging as I look forward to, Lord-willing, many more to come, I’m going to reflect on old posts. This post will serve as a catalog of sorts, since my theme makes it a little difficult to find the older stuff. (Yeah, some of these posts are just a bit cringe-worthy, but it is still good to look back and see how I’ve grown. ;))
So here it is!
One big theme in my writing has been family–especially siblings. Since I have experience being the big sister of ten, I might as well take advantage of my credibility to write about it, yeah?
6 Ways Having Tons of Sibs is a Blessing — 2/16/19
4 Tips for Being a God-Glorifying Sibling — 8/17/19 (My second post on the Reb!)
These are the collections of posts that I made either when I had too much to say for just one post or just needed an easy way to stay on top of my blogging schedule. =P
How to Do a Big Project in a Big Family Introduction — What is Social Loafing? — 3/23/19 (All the other links are in that post. I just fixed them to go to the right places. =) It was a very fun series and I wish I could do more posts like that, but now I feel like I have run out of tips!)
I tend to view myself more as a “get up and do hard things for Jesus” sort of blogger, but I have written a few posts which I hope you’ll find uplifting. =)
How Can Difficulty Be “For My Good”? — 1/22/20 (My post on Stories Like Stars!)
These posts were inspired by a certain passage or book of the Bible.
Fear Vs. Faith — 5/29/19
Humility — The Dreaded Article — 8/31/19
One theme I’ve thought about a lot over the past year is purpose.
What’s the Point? — 4/24/19
Dear Teen, Look Forward to Heaven (But Don’t Ignore the Now) — 5/7/19 (My first post published on the Reb! Fun fact: it’s original title was “The Wrong Way to Look Forward to Heaven”)
At the Root of it All — 7/27/19 (This one was in The Women’s Spectrum!)
Does God Call Us to be… Extroverts?? — 9/14/19
Posts for New Believers and People Who Aren’t Sure
These will hopefully answer some big questions–this is the stuff I wish I knew when I was younger.
“Am I a Christian?” The 3 Tell-Tale Signs — 12/14/19
What If God’s Not Real? — 2/1/20
Why I Got Baptized — 2/8/20 (My post on More Than a Church Kid!)
I had a couple of lovely Christmas guest posts in December. =)
The Joy of Christmas [guest post by Coralie] — 12/21/19
Also had a couple of lovely guest posts about strength!
Other Posts About Faith
Here are the posts about faith that don’t fit in the other sections.
What the Trees Teach Us — 6/27/19
Counting Every Blessing — 8/24/19
Three Tips to Manage Your Time Wisely — 11/27/19 (My post on the Unshaken!)
How to Keep Your Fire Burning — 1/7/20 (My post on Unhindered Imagination!)
Vulnerability: A Pillar of Lasting Friendships with Other Daughters of the King — 1/25/20 (My post on His Priceless Daughters!)
These are all about my little novel I’m working on. =)
Some Fiction Stuff! — 7/13/19
Top 4 Things to Know About Booker Bunny — 11/16/19
Cover Reveal! (Plus Booker Bunny Blurb) — 11/16/19
Blog tags are fun thingies that bloggers do together.
The “Tell the Story” Challenge — 8/10/19
The Blogger Recognition Award — 10/5/19
Blogging Related Stuff
The stuff that doesn’t fit in the other sections. 😉
Welcome to My New and Improved Blog! — 11/24/19
5 Tips for Christian Living Bloggers — 12/5/19 (My post on Julia’s blog!)
What do you think?
Which posts were your favorites? What topics would you like me to address in the next coming year?