Follow:
Blogging, Faith

Why I Refuse to Quit My Blog

A few weeks ago, my friend Megan wrote a post about why she started a blog. This got me to thinking not so much about why I started but more so why I haven’t stopped. Now, when I’m struggling with perseverance, this seemed like the logical topic to expand upon.
Yesterday, I wouldn’t let myself open up my computer. I had things I needed to do for my blog, but I had reached the point where I was done. I didn’t want to write, I didn’t want to think, I didn’t want to engage.
This blog has been going strong for almost 2 and a half years, but some days I truly consider stopping it. It would be SO nice to not have to focus on the stupid numbers of how many views a post gets, or how many followers I have on a given platform, or how many conversions and clicks things have. It would be so nice to quit. To have my time back.
So why don’t I?
catalyst – (n.) – An event or person causing a change. 
I am in no way claiming that my blog makes a huge difference. My reach is small, my audience is small.
But my blog has been a catalyst for me. It has caused change in my life. It has created doorways and avenues I never dreamed would be.
If I stop it, I am limiting that. I’m stopping something that has made me grow, and that I know can make me grow more. If I stop it, I’m limiting any reach that it does have.
In order to grow, you have to endure. And in order to hope that something is taken out of your feeble human hands and into hands so much greater, you have to trust.
This isn’t the first time that I’ve wanted to quit. I guarantee that it won’t be the last either. But the reason why I won’t let myself is just that – my Lord has proven so much to me through this. He’s used me, he’s enabled and equipped me. He’s strengthened me and challenged me. And to put it plainly, I really just want to see what else he can do.
Because if there’s anything I’ve learned since becoming a blogger, it’s that my God has plans so much greater than my own.
Share on
Previous Post Next Post

You may also like

  • Great post! Speaking to my heart, here!

  • I have definitely felt like quitting. In fact, just this week I was so exhausted I felt like I lost my spark and I was scared I’d never want to write again.
    But I could never give it up, it’s too important!
    P.s I had a dream last night that you and I met for coffee and it was the best! <3

  • I needed this SO much. You have no idea. I’ve contemplated quitting so many times lately, but I always remember that I first and foremost have to blog for me. This community has gotten so intense and competitive lately that it’s easy to get lost in it. Thank you for the simple reminder that it’s okay to do something for you even if it’s not reaching a lot of people.