Okay, really I’m not. Not even sure I want to do this. Before, I had a website that required nothing of me and a separate blog for weekly devotions. Worked rather well. But, silly me, I packed and moved anyway. Now I’ve got this WordPress deal—an entire blog format—which means I need content. Regular content. Hopefully half-meaningful content.
And pictures. I thought the flashing channel concept was cool until it hit me that I needed to find the pictures that would flash. And it occurred to me that people may never visit the blog. Or I might get a few drive-bys, but no one who stays for coffee and chit-chat. That wouldn’t be fun…so I was tempted to chuck the whole thing, jump back into the moving van, and return to the tame beast I knew as my website.
But then I remembered why I got the unction to do this in the first place. This past year, I’ve gotten active on Twitter and Facebook—even made my ministry, Colored in Christ, a Facebook group—and I’ve been astounded by the number of people I’ve gotten to know, people I regularly cyber-fellowship with. If God can make connections like that in comment boxes (Facebook) and in 140 characters or less (Twitter), then maybe an active blog could really build community.
Maybe it truly is a big, fat waste of time and I’ll shut it down in two months flat.
Okay, okay, yes, I’m the one who wrote the “Believing Big” devotions a year ago. I’m the one who’s got the “Crazy Believing Testimony” wagging its finger at me from another page on this site. If God’s moving me to do it, then I need to not only do it, but do it believing that God will build a community of people who will hang out and chit-chat with me in my new cyber-home.
That’s what I’m hoping as I throw the doors open, that you’ll come on in, have a seat, and stay a while. So glad you’re here. Let’s do this!