Do you have a story to tell? I truly believe we all do. Our lives are sprinkled with pain, joy, failures, successes… These experiences are meant to be shared whether in the midst of them or relaying our stories after we’ve recovered.
Scrolling through Facebook, it would seem everyone is Pinterest perfect at all times. We see highlight reels of our friends’ lives. At times, this is a wonderful thing, seeing what everyone is up to and enjoying the peek into people’s worlds.
Other times, Facebook feeds and Pinterest images are immensely disheartening. We can so easily feel like we don’t measure up, as if we’re missing out. Putting our daily struggles and real-time lives up against other people’s best moments can only bring frustration.
Would you like to get real with people? Blogging is a fantastic medium to share your testimony with others. This is not only a wonderful way to bless people going through similar situations, but it’s incredibly therapeutic for the writer as well.
It seems the more personal and embarrassingly real I get, the more I heal on the deepest level. My emotional health has reached beautiful new heights over the past 3 years that I’ve shared my testimony in this open forum. If you’ve been here before, you know mental health issues are a common theme of mine…
I also share about my faith and my struggles over the years in this area. God brings me closer to Him with every typed word. This continues to amaze me on a daily basis.
But even more important than my own personal healing, I’m blown away by the community joining me here today. It’s filled with loving people including those who just like to read, others who share their own stories in the comments, or some that reach out to me by email. I’m still overwhelmed every time I hear “Me, too” or “I needed to hear this today.”
Telling my story in this online space has been life-changing for me. There have definitely been many fears and difficulties along the journey, but I’m incredibly thankful for pushing through and being so transparent. It has been one of my most worthwhile endeavors on so many levels.
I want to encourage you today to consider blogging to share your story. We need more real life behind-the-scenes stories. Tell others the beauty from ashes experiences God has seen you through AND let us know the areas He’s still working on! So much healing is possible in this online world…
Getting Started Resources
Elite Blog Academy has been one of the most valuable investments I’ve made on my blog. The doors only open twice a year with the next class starting in February 2017. Click here, scroll down to the Join the Waiting List button, and you’ll be notified before the class starts again.
You will also receive absolutely FREE the EBA Blog Structure Blueprint so that you can start organizing your blog right away! Even if you decide not to join EBA, this awesome resource is yours to keep:
Traffic is incredibly important for our blogs. We want to make sure these words we work so hard on get in front of as many eyes as possible. Pinterest is by far my greatest traffic source and I credit Blog Clarity’s Pinning Perfect class for my success in this area.
The course was recently updated to reflect the many changes in Pinterest. There’s an active Facebook group for students that’s been extremely helpful to me as well. Learn more here:
For instructions on setting up a blog, check out this article by Jeff Goins. He does a great job breaking down the steps and explaining the basics of how to get started.
Let me know if you have any questions. I would love to help you share your testimony in this beautiful online world!