Thursday, June 21, 2018

These 6 Posts Rang Your Bell



We find ourselves just about half way through 2018.  I find that stark reality a bit hard to swallow, but it's true, isn't it.  

And no matter how disciplined our own personal social media life is, those of us who blog do keep our eyes on the stats, don't we.

And that's ok, as long as those pesky numbers don't call the shots, because they give us a peek at what hits home for our readers, what meets their needs, what floats their boats.  I'm not so much interested in page hits as I am in how the conversation goes after I hit the orange PUBLISH button.

For whatever reason, the six posts below turned out to be our biggest conversation launchers so far this year.

I find it interesting that most of these posts were written in the dead of winter when many of us were held hostage by frigid winter storms that left us with nothing better to do than hang around online.

{I left out the one with the most comments because it included a $25 gift card giveaway!  Duh.}

If you're new around here, the conversations that follow offer you a taste of what it looks like when we all gather around a topic that grabs us somewhere deep, shakes us up, and makes us re-consider or re-configure or some such thing.

And if you've been here forever, maybe you'll spot something you missed along the way.

Here's the best conversations we've had so far in 2018 ...












A Launch-Yourself-Forward Worksheet

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How can I serve you best in the days ahead?  

What do you want to discover or uncover?  

In what ways are you yearning to morph and grow?


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8 comments:

  1. Hi Linda,
    I've had commenting difficulties on my blog this week and was delighted to see you had visited and left a message for me! (Pesky Google keeps changing things on Blogger for us!) I like how you talk about blog numbers and no matter how hard we try not to let them affect us -- well, they do somehow enter our consciousness, don't they?

    To answer your questions, I love how you serve us here -- with book discussions and helpful posts that help us meet the practical issues of life, with your wise insight from your counseling background. I think as we move forward with our blogs, we're always considering changing it up or doing something new to engage our readers. I pray you continue to encourage us in your own lovely way! xoxo

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    1. Valerie, hi! It's so good to see you out and about again. I'm guessing that your time away has re-filled and re-fueled your soul ... and those of us who love following you will be blessed as you share your stories.

      I'm thinking that anything healthy morphs and changes. The same is true for our blogging. Not to catch the next wave or current fad, but to acknowledge that we're all moving ahead in one way, shape, or form. And our creativity thrives in that kind of environment!

      Oh so grateful to have you as a companion along the way ...

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  2. I think I read it the first time around but it's especially timely for me today. I've made a note of the last few lines. Thank you.

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    1. I'm glad you found something worth re-reading, Debby!

      ;-}

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  3. Hi Linda! I'm thinking maybe I should look at stats? I tend to just look at comments but do try to reach more people and develop new relationships. Keeping up with more than now scares me somewhat, yet need to surrender to His plan! And the actual writing still needs to come first yet struggle putting that first sometimes! I like gleaming from what you are reading as can't get to all the books I want to read. And even glimpses in your every day life which keeps things very real and relatable.

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    1. Nah ... no need to look at stats if what you're doing is working for you, Lynn!

      Keep up the great writing, your beautiful way of connecting and encouraging!

      ;-}

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  4. It's always interesting to see the conversations that spring from our posts and it's definitely one of my favourite parts of blogging! I always enjoy my visits here and I appreciate your insights!

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    1. I love the heart-connect we have across the ocean deep, Lesley. Thank you for speaking into my life ...

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Dear Reader ~

Technical glitches happen.

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Doesn't seem to be a place to leave your comment? Or your comment doesn't show up within an hour or so?

I'd love if you'd email me your contribution ... I'd be delighted to hand post it as soon as possible.

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My apologies. And thanks for the grace ...

Linda