It is important to create good content that people want/need/enjoy. It takes a lot of planning to put together a blog or social media feed that is communicative and engaging. You have to know your audience, your purpose, your message, yourself. And you have to know who and what all those things are not. I cannot be anything but what I am, and I cannot speak to any life stage other than the one I am in.
As I begin this adventure, I desire to produce well-written, valuable content over frequent content. Social media is all noise. If my post comes out tomorrow or next week instead of today, that’s OK. I have to trust that when I tell the story – and tell it well – it is the perfect timing for that story. Besides if I’m not engaging with my actual life, I have nothing to share. I don’t want to choose weekly blog posts over my daily life.
I have determined, through much thought and some good advice, that there will be two types of people who read my blog. First there are those reading because they know me. These types are family and friends, the ones who want to know where I am, how I am doing, and understand a little better the shift I hope they see when they interact with me personally. Then there are those who will read my blog simply because something I say resonates with them. Something about my story draws them in and they hear the soul-refreshing “me-too” coming through the screen.
The importance in creating good content is to not waste anyone’s time. Writing itself is no waste of time, not for me, but if I choose to polish it and publish it, I need to have a reason. It needs to offer value to those consuming it. I won’t feed my children junk. I shouldn’t feed my reader junk, either. It is in this thought-trench I find myself, with a shovel, attempting to climb out, but instead I am digging. Deeper and deeper. I may strike oil soon. I hope so. That has value, right?
Here is my hope and prayer: that you find life-giving words here. Thank you for joining me on this journey! Thank you for your patience, grace, and understanding. I hope to write often, but most importantly I want to write well.