Tomorrow, it is exactly one year since I started this blog.
I had been writing on the Red Rock Bible Camp blog for one and a half years, but I kept wanting to do something different. I wanted the freedom to blog about anything I wanted to. I had pictures that I wanted to share and things I wanted to say that didn’t really have to do with camp. Ben kept saying I should just do it, so one evening, I told him I was ready for him to help me get started, and my blog was born.
In the beginning, I didn’t really know who’d be interested in our family and the stuff I was sharing – I sent an email to every person I could possibly think of who might be remotely interested in reading a blog I wrote. There were 32 people on my list.
I have no idea where the rest of you came from, but I am so thankful! And humbled. You have read many, many words that I’ve typed. You have stuck around as I slowly transitioned from just sharing about our family and life in general, to sharing some of my deepest thoughts, fears, challenges, and times of growth.
That means a lot to me.
It means a lot to me that you take time out of your busy day to come here and connect with me. There are many other things you could be doing, but you choose to come here and sit with me for a little while. Thanks.
I write it for God, I write it for you. If nobody read it, I’d quit, and go back to writing in the notebooks that I used to fill.
So thanks to those who have been here from the beginning, and thanks to those who have joined up along the way. Thanks to those who have sent amazing and encouraging emails, comments, and facebook messages, and thanks to all those quieter readers who just aren’t into public comments, but faithfully follow along. I appreciate each and every one of you. Thanks for sticking around as I figure out how to do this all.
Thanks for being a part of making some of my dreams come true. Sounds super cheesy, but it’s true! I’ve wanted to be a published author for years, and now, five days a week, I get to hit the “publish” button on my computer. It’s not the same thing, but for this season in my life, it’s just right!
Now I’m thinking a lot about what Year Number Two will hold.
Where do I want this blog to go? Why am I doing what I’m doing? I’ve tossed a bunch of different ideas around in my head – a new blog name, my own domain (wouldn’t http://www.kendradueck.com be fun?), a blog just for family stuff and a blog just for spiritual stuff, leaving things the way they are, writing an E-book and selling it on my site, etc, etc. The list could go on.
Ben always keeps encouraging me to just go for it. Any of it. All of it. The trouble is that I can’t quite decide what I want to do next. Any feedback? Season Two of Kendra’s Blog. What would you choose?
2 thoughts on “Thanks For Sticking Around!”
I came to your blog this morning because I thought I had seen you post a recipe for homemade granola a while back. Turns out that that blog post was the exact picture you had posted today. Too funny!
On another note… I have really enjoyed reading your blog and I find your posts very encouraging!
Thanks for sharing your gift of writing.
I agree that it is hard to narrow down and decide what to really shoot for in the midst of all the options! Sometimes when we begin to see how much freedom we really have we get overwhelmed. I have been dealing with some of this processing lately (but not in writing a blog!). I don’t have answers for you, but have enjoyed reading your blog and watching you learn to share and express yourself more fully and be “real”! Thanks:) Would love to connect with you while you are out in Winnipeg!