What I’ve Learned From 1,000 Blog Posts

This is my 1,000th blog post on this blog (I’ve done a few guest posts). At least my 1,000th blog post that is on WordPress. When I started this thing, I used Blogger. When I heard all about the advantages of WordPress, I was already 100 or so posts in, so I had to migrate them over. Not all did. That’s probably a good thing. Those early posts were mainly about me and what was going on in college and with my early, early days of ministry (I’m still in the early days).

Through all of the posting, theme changes (I always like those), and typos, I’ve learned a few things…

  1. Once things are said, you can’t take them back.
  2. Communicate clearly… especially when you’re writing. People can’t see facial expressions and body language.
  3. Just because you think it’s good, doesn’t mean everyone else will.
  4. Authenticity isn’t always about sharing what’s wrong with us, but being honest about how we got it right too. It’s completely okay to admit when we understand something so that others can learn from it.
  5. People value honest opinion.
  6. No matter who you are or what you say, you’re going to have naysayers.
  7. Give people the benefit of the doubt. Their comments may have come across wrong just like your writing or what you said. Believe the best about everyone’s intentions.
  8. Sticking with something pays off.
  9. Stay humble and don’t base your view of yourself over success or failure of something you do.
  10. Blogging is great preparation for a book! More on my first book (releasing around June 1, 2014) to come!

Thanks for reading. If you haven’t been with me from the beginning, it’s ok. If you have, thanks. I honestly have no idea why you’ve stuck with me, but I’m glad it speaks to you and encourages you.

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