This morning, I got a nice surprise when visiting the administrative page of my blog. As you may know, I use the WordPress blogging platform to power Inspiration Point. What is the nice little surprise? It was a message from WordPress.com.
“Congratulation! It’s been 5 years since you started blogging with WordPress.com!”
If you check the Archive section then you will quickly learn my blog post was in March 2009. Yes, it has been that long and I’ve about 130 blog posts. Though it doesn’t sound like much; it is worth taking notice.
When I started, Inspiration Point was done through the free hosting service of WordPress.com. I took the free route because I wasn’t certain of how long my writing attempt would last.
I appreciate the many visitors who’ve come to Inspiration Point. I am talking about those who have commented on a blog post and those who simply stopped by. Site traffic is crucial to the life of any blog; Inspiration Point is no exception. It helps to have a way to track the comings and goings of one’s visitors.
It’s why I signed up for Google Analytic. With it, I have learned of the visitors from places like Sofia, Bulgaria, the many visitors living in New Jersey and California, and scattered across the globe.
Though my average site traffic is around 250 per month; I greatly appreciate the many visitors to Inspiration Point. It is still my earnest wish to see a greater # of site visitors. If it was a matter of churning out easy blog posts then I’d have soared past the 250 per month visitor traffic.
It’s not so simple. For me, Inspiration Point has a mission. What mission? It is to showcase the love of God, the Father. It’s about providing encouragement and illustrating how Jesus help me in many areas of my life. I am not the only person; who has overcome adversities. If you look through the Archives then you’ll discover stories of other people.
I am still committed to Inspiration Point and growing it. I have had a strong desire to include other writers. It was actually my plan to turn my blog into a “Guidepost” type blog site.
Is this a call for writers? Not yet. Rather, it is a call for prayer. As I struggle to wrap up this blog post with a request for prayer; the following Scripture comes to mind:
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. [Ephesians 6:12]
No kidding! It is really a struggle to write and it’s a satisfying one. Yet, I must give credits to my Heavenly Father. God has provided the resources, the tools and guidance; I simply put forth the efforts. Apart from Jesus, I could do nothing!
Here’s looking to more years of writing!