Wow! So, this is the first blogging award I have been nominated for! I want to sincerely thank The Devotional Guy for the nomination. He has been blogging faithfully about how to live for Jesus during these hard times of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and I have been heartened by his blog.
The Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award is an unofficial award that bloggers give to other bloggers whose work they find inspiring and encouraging. I am honored to be nominated, and be able to pass the award along to others!
So – let’s get started!
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.
- Answer their questions.
- Nominate up to 10 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions.
- Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blogs.
- List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo.
When did you launch your current blog?
I launched this blog early in September 2019, and I can’t believe it’s been that long!
What motivated you to start blogging?
I’ve always loved the written word. In fact, I finished my first book, Not by Sight: The Story of Joseph, in the Spring of 2019. My brain, I have come to realize, doesn’t know how to not write. However, I fell into blogging though a backwards sort of route. Traditional publishing is a difficult world to enter these days, and it has become clear that many authors need an online presence before an agent or publisher will consider their book. This used to be mainly true for authors of nonfiction only. However, it is expanding into the realm of fiction writers as well.
So, I started this blog! In it, I discuss Biblical stories of faith, the thought process and story decisions that went into my book, and the Biblical and historical contexts for the story.
And – plans are in motion for the future of the blog as well! Stay tuned. 😉
How often do you publish a new post?
Every Thursday night.
How much time do you spend on average creating a blog post?
That depends – that really depends. If the post is research-heavy, it can take me several hours to ensure I have all my facts correct. If there’s less research, it takes less time.
What is it about blogging that you find rewarding?
I express my thoughts much better through writing. It gives me joy to be able to share my thoughts with people though a medium, not just where I feel I can really express myself, but where anyone in the world can listen, if they are interested. I hope my love for God and His message of Hope though the Gift of His Son is clear in my words. This is the most important belief I hold, and the one I most want to share with the world.
I hope you will check them out! I believe they truly inspire others though their blogs.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THEM:
- What made you decide to create a blog focusing on Christian faith?
- What do you enjoy most about blogging?
- What is the hardest thing about blogging?
- What is your hope for your blog?
- What is one fun fact about you that you’d be willing to share?