I have been thinking about this blog a lot lately as well as my writing in general, which is why the quote in yesterday's post was so interesting for me. It seems I have been caught up in the "stats" frenzy, I check my stats at least once a day and if I don't hit that marker for the average I get disappointed. But should it really matter? I started this blog for me, then it took a turn and I started posting to share what God was doing in my life. If it only served as an online journal for me to recall God's movement in my life that was good enough for me. But somewhere along the line it became about the stats. Maybe not fully, but it definitely became a focus. And so I would like to apologize to those of you who do read this.
Why should I care where I am on the God Blog Eco-System? Truly it shouldn't matter. I write to get my thoughts out of my head about what God is doing, and to offer encouragement to anyone who should come across the blog. If one person is touched by something I've shared that should be more than enough. Because generally when I write, I'm writing for me. So I know that if nothing else, I've been touched, and that's enough. Everyone else is just icing on an already delicious cake. And so, effective immediately, I'm removing my counters and stats. It will help me resist the temptation to become focused on numbers rather than quality. I hope the future of this blog will be filled with things that would glorify our Father rather than things that I know will get me hits.