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900 followers and What motivates me to blog

I just reached 900 followers.

image courtesy instagram.com/seantahan

To some this number may seem small but it means so much to me.

One sentence summarises my feeling when I look at my blogging journey so far.

I am Thankful.

I go by the Word of God which says, “Do not despise small beginnings.”

How do you keep going with your blog?

The answer:

I have not attended any workshop on blogging, or read any `how to’ books or articles but here is what I do:

  1. I usually keep a diary and whenever I get an inspiring idea, I note it down.
  2. I pray for wisdom and if I get a feeling that it is the right time, the right topic, the right season to share that particular message, I just go with it.
  3. I wait to feel the peace and the inspiration to write and then go ahead.
  4. I draw inspiration from daily moments, fun time with the family, celebrations, special occasions.
  5. I also draw from past and present moments of frustration and hard times.
  6. I ponder much from observing God’s creation, fussing over the beauty of flowers, studying the playfulness of pets, watching the beauty of the rains,  mesmerising sunsets,  a stunning rainbow and so much more.
  7. I glean from anything that strikes an emotional chord, a creative muse, or an impactful moment.

Through it all,  I ask myself:

  1. What have I learnt from this? 
  2. What is life trying to teach?
  3. What is God saying to me? 

When I find the wisdom that is inherent in each of these lessons, I begin to write, and these turn into an encouraging blog post or inspiring message uploaded onto my YouTube channel.

What motivates me to blog?

I think it is just wonderful, this whole blogging thing, especially when you have so many unique thoughts running in your mind.

You pray and know God is trying to say something and  tell someone it is going to be alright.

So, you write and share a message of Love.  

You express what is on your heart and mind.

And the message travels across unseen borders, to someone, sitting in some distant corner of the world, who right at that moment needed to hear that God loves them and that there is hope even in their difficult situation.

When your message reaches and touches someone and brings hope, you know your effort is worth it.

That to me, is what blogging is all about!

How I feel about the Word?                                                                                                 

It does not fail to amaze me how the Powerful Word of God has both, wisdom, and wit inherent in it.

I thank God for letting me use His Word and present it with a personal touch.

What I feel about my blog readers and followers?

I think Blogging is like a long journey.

It is filled with everything that makes up an adventure – careful planning, wilful effort, unexpected thrills, excitement, tiredness, relief, a few bumps, the sport of the speed, the delight of the highs, the frustration of some lows and then there is the most amazing take away from it all, the indescribable joy of receiving an update that shows “XXX followed your blog”.

It is the readers, the followers who make it all worthwhile.

They support you; they encourage you, they like, they comment, they recommend, they advise, they critique, they exhort, they request, they inspire and so much more.

On a personal note, I relate my followers to those awesome diners, cafés, and burger joints, places where you get to halt on your journey. Those places that offer a refreshing and much needed break that charges you to get back on your journey.

Today, as I I thank God for each of my readers and followers, let me also thank each of you for your time, your initiative to follow, to like, to comment and to encourage.

In turn, may you find encouragement in your own life, may the Lord protect you, guide you and look into the desires of your heart and bring them to pass.

Thank You for making my journey thrilling and memorable!

Love and Blessings,

Sophie

67 comments on “900 followers and What motivates me to blog

  1. ashok
    June 13, 2021

    Good going Sophia. Congratulations 🎉

    Liked by 3 people

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      June 13, 2021

      Thank you very much for stopping by Ashok. It is little things like these that have spurred me on during the challenging times. I so appreciate you being part of my journey and look forward to continued support as I try to reach more people to encourage and motivate to live a free and full life.

      Liked by 2 people

      • ashok
        June 14, 2021

        Today morning I had shared this message on WhatsApp: Know that you are eternally protected and be fearless!!

        My pleasure Sophia. May God fulfil all your worthy dreams and desires 😊🤗

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  2. Priyamvada Tyagi
    June 13, 2021

    900 is huge…Congratulations!!!
    Nice post!

    Liked by 5 people

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      June 13, 2021

      Thanks a ton Priyamvada. You are flattering me and I receive it with joy. Not that i’m seeking to have thousands of followers (although that would be great) i’m more keen to have an audience that responds back and with whom I can grow. It’s been an eventful journey and I feel like it’s just starting now.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Aparna
    June 13, 2021

    Wow Sophia my heartiest congratulations to you 🎉🎉🎉
    Keep going ahead 🌼🌼🌼

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Cindy Georgakas
    June 13, 2021

    Congratulations❣️❣️👏👏

    Liked by 3 people

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      June 13, 2021

      Thank you is a small word but it’s the first thing that comes to mind when I see your comment Cindy. You are an inspiration and I acknowledge that it matters.

      Liked by 2 people

  5. francisashis
    June 13, 2021

    Congratulations👍👌👏🙏

    Liked by 5 people

  6. Wise Hearted
    June 14, 2021

    You post are encouraging and that draws me to it. I am thankful you are here in the blog world.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. The Son Of God
    June 14, 2021

    Congratulations, keep moving forward! 👍👏

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Perth Girl
    June 14, 2021

    Congrats Sophia 🥳

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Karmen Meneses
    June 14, 2021

    Always a treat to read. Stay blessed.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Karmen Meneses
    June 14, 2021

    I always enjoy it. God bless

    Liked by 3 people

  11. M Jay Dixit
    June 14, 2021

    Congratulations, 900 is awesome!

    Liked by 4 people

  12. Filarance
    June 14, 2021

    Congratulations..! Many many more to come

    Liked by 1 person

  13. KK
    June 14, 2021

    Congratulations 🎉 you have wonderful thoughts👌👌

    Liked by 3 people

  14. eleonorabergonti
    June 14, 2021

    A great result. Congratulations! 🎉

    Liked by 3 people

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      June 14, 2021

      Thank you Eleonora. A great result of trusting in Almighty God and pursuing His instructions to share uplifting content for people everywhere. I’m so privileged to be given this opportunity by our Lord.

      Liked by 2 people

  15. jesusluvsall
    June 14, 2021

    Congratulations on 900 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      June 15, 2021

      Thank you. It’s the Lord’s doing and i’m so thankful. and I truly look forward to your encouragement on my posts which really matters a big deal to me so thank you from the bottom of my heart for just being part of my journey. I shall look forward to greater works with your continued support.

      Liked by 2 people

  16. The Wheelchair Teen
    June 15, 2021

    Congratulations, nine hundred followers is a HUGE achievement! True, for me the followers are also one of the best parts of blogging. Response from the community can be so incredible. I’m also happy that so much of your writing is drawn from faith and inspiration. Keep shining and spreading your light to all of us!

    Liked by 4 people

  17. stevescountry
    June 15, 2021

    That is a fantastic milestone to reach Sophia! You just gained another follower too!😀😺🌞

    Liked by 4 people

  18. Ena
    June 15, 2021

    Congratulations on reaching 900 followers! Thanks for checking out my blog recently! I hope you enjoyed it!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      June 15, 2021

      Thank you for stopping by to share your wish Ena. I did browse through your blog after finding the blog title interesting. Will definitely circle back sometime. Hope you enjoy your time reading some of my posts and be blessed.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Angela
    June 15, 2021

    Congratulations Sophia! 900 followers! This is wonderful! You have an interesting blog!

    Liked by 4 people

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      June 15, 2021

      Thank you Angela. I’m so happy to read your comment on the blog. It’s a testimony to the mercy of Jesus that I have been able to present this to all of you wonderful people. I’m so glad you visited and liked it. I assure you, you will be blessed as and when you take time to read the posts.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Deluar Hossain
      June 17, 2021

      Wow

      Liked by 1 person

  20. jawahirthebookworm
    June 15, 2021

    Congratulations for 900 followers! I get fussy sometimes over my blog but I try to stop myself and allow myself to enjoy the journey first, numbers comes second as long as I’m loving my content and it’s not harming anyone that’s enough and I’m more than content 😊

    You seem such a kind and loving person and I admire your spirituality very much. Don’t change your approach to your life!

    Liked by 5 people

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      June 15, 2021

      Thank you Jawahir. Perhaps, as I am like you in some ways, I write not to impress anyone, but to make a difference as I am led to. So you may not find me writing as often as it may even be possible, but rather share something of value to someone, even if it is one single person. So glad you commented and encouraged me today.

      Liked by 2 people

  21. JSarris
    June 15, 2021

    Thank you for your inspiration which encourages us all. May God continue to bless you real good!

    Liked by 4 people

  22. Jeff Flesch
    June 16, 2021

    Congratulations, Sophia. Wonderful.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      June 16, 2021

      Thank you Jeff. This is too amazing even for me to fully understand. God’s ways are mysterious and Higher and it is His doing. I’m truly humbled.

      Like

  23. Warren Richards
    June 16, 2021

    Congratulations!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      June 16, 2021

      Thank you Warren. It’s quite overwhelming to receive so much of appreciation and I give all Glory to Jesus for enabling me to receive so much from all of you wonderful people from around the world. Truly blessed.

      Liked by 1 person

  24. daneelyunus
    June 17, 2021

    Congrats, well done

    Liked by 4 people

  25. Sowmya
    June 19, 2021

    Congratulations

    Like

  26. Gail
    June 19, 2021

    Well Done, Sophie. Carry On. 🌟✨💫

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      June 19, 2021

      Thank you so much Gail. I’m so thrilled to carry on with your hearty encouragement. May you experience the same joy I do to carry on.

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Congratulations !!! Your blogs inspire me always, thank you so much 😊😊😊

    Liked by 2 people

  28. shadesandpolaroid
    June 26, 2021

    Lovely post!

    Like

  29. katieemmabeauty
    June 27, 2021

    Loved reading about this and congrats on reaching an amazing milestone! x

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      June 28, 2021

      Loved seeing your comment today. Made my evening. thanks for stopping by Katie. Stay connected and be blessed.

      Like

  30. sakshisoni
    July 14, 2021

    Wonderful post!❤️😄😇

    Like

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