A confession about my blog

Do what you do for an audience of One.

During the life of this blog which I started in March 2014, there were times when my blog was read by more than a thousand people in a day. That was when my blog was still focused on finances and entrepreneurship and I interviewed remarkable people. 

But since I restarted this year focusing on my faith, on a regular day, my blog is read by ten to twenty people. On weekends, my blog would reach even as few as two people: my wife and me.

I also used to have almost a hundred subscribers in my mailing list. But, since I changed my email marketing provider, only less than thirty people resubscribed to my list.

Finally, how much is my blog earning? Ten dollars per month. Oh, then I have to factor in the processing fees. So that leaves me with earning around nine dollars per month.

It can be discouraging. After all, I have been blogging for four years now. There were also several times when I wanted to quit.

But ever since I started writing about my reflections last December and changed what the blog is about (for the nth and hopefully final time), I have truly enjoyed writing and blogging even when no one seems to be reading my work.

Why? Because I learned to write for an audience of One. I truly learned to write for God alone.

It doesn’t matter anymore how many people read my blog. It doesn’t matter whether or not I will become a full-time blogger and writer. (I still have a day job or two to support our family and this dream.)

The important thing is that I was able to love God through my writing and occasional drawings. At the same time, I hope I was able to love at least one person as well through what I do.

That is why even if my blog will never be read by thousands of people, I will continue blogging until I physically can’t.

Because I write for an audience of one. I seek only His attention and recognition. I seek only His page view or site visit. I seek only His email subscription. I seek only Him. He is enough for me.

As Jesus tells us in today’s Gospel reading:

“How can you believe, when you accept praise from one another and do not seek the praise that comes from the only God?” — John 5:44

Seek God first. Seek only His will, His praise, His recognition.

Do what you do for an audience of One.

 

P.S. Still, it feels much better and easier knowing that you are there. It is also encouraging. Thank you for your support. Thank you for reading this blog. Thank you for subscribing to my mailing list. Thank you for being there.

P.P.S. That is also why I haven’t missed a post this year. Let’s keep this going!