If you’re a blogger, or have ever even thought about blogging, this one’s for you baby  😉

I was recently asked to speak to a group of business owners about blogging. You shoulda seen it – I’m pretty sure I actually laughed out loud when I read the email!  Thank goodness for my husband convincing me it was legit and encouraging me to go for it.  Don’t we all sometimes need that voice of encouragement to remind us we’re enough, we’re chosen, we’re wanted?  As awesome as it can be to have someone by our side at those moments, sometimes we’re challenged with having no one to turn to but the One who planned it all in the first place.  What would it look like to turn from the voice of doubt and turn to the the voice of ultimate encouragement?  Let’s talk about it!

How to Find Your Own Unique Voice as a Blogger

Have you ever noticed how being immersed in the blogging world can fuel comparison like few other things can?  In all my prior jobs, never before had I ever been slightly tempted to compare myself to how my co-workers did things.

Becoming a blogger changed all that shockingly quickly.

It’s wonderful that we’re all in this together, and I love so many things about that camaraderie! Yet I have found I need to “keep my eyes on my own paper” or I can start to question whether I should be doing what everyone else is doing.

Everywhere I look {online} there’s evidence of what seems to work well and what doesn’t.  I’m driven to distraction just considering all the possibilities.  Realizing all that I could do – all that I could write about and seek to connect with others on – it’s enough to make my head swim.

The thing is though?  I can’t fill every niche.  I can’t be someone I’m not.  I don’t need to write about all the topics everyone else is writing about, nor do I truly want to.

But what I can do – I can be faithful to today.  I can be a good steward of the unique influence God has given me.  I can manage my time well.  I can write from my heart.  I can love others well in the comments section of my blogs.  I can be who God made me to be.

Comparison kills contentment. When my eyes wander, I start to see what could be. I let it steal the joy of what is. Today I will rest in the Lord, for he has done great things for me!

I can take one day at a time, starting with today.  I can soak up the good gifts He has already given and be thankful – not dwelling on the what-if questions for tomorrow.

I can simply be faithful to today.

How can you be faithful to today?  How are you feeling called to work well?

How to Find Your Unique Voice as a Blogger

For a more encouragement, check out this post on dreaming big and this post on learning to take the long term view.  Consider them a virtual hug, from me to you!  To read more about what I’m learning on this unique blogging journey of mine, click here or click here  🙂  And be sure to check back in the next few days, if you’d like to see the typed up version of what I will be sharing at my talk I mentioned above.  It’s coming up next Tuesday, and I will be posting what I’ll be talking about here on the blog.

I’d love to keep up the conversation and hear about your journey in the comments below!