is this worth it???

So, this is going to seem like old news, but for the past year I have been terrible at blogging. I would like to say inconsistent, but when I look back at my lack of posts in 2019, I was just downright terrible at it. Looking at 2020, I am wondering if it is even worth keeping up this site and attempting to blog?

With that in mind I am laying down a couple of challenges to start this this year that I can look back at as goals achieved or failed towards the end 2020. The first goal is that I want to post 3 to 4 times each month. I once read a quote that said the best way to become a writer is to sit down and write even when you don’t feel like it. So, I do want to blog and in order to do that I will have to make myself do it. The second goal is what type of feedback I get from you the reader. I don’t mean superficial Instagram likes for approval, but whether or not I actually hear from readers and see that people are actually reading.

So, is blogging worth it? Is it worth my time and effort? I’m not for sure, but by the end of 2020, I’ll know and you will too. To those who have stuck with this blog, thanks for the encouragement and I hope to do better!

back to basics…

A couple of time this summer I have tried to get some ideas from readers about what direction to take this blog into.  I haven’t really gotten any feedback and at the same time, I haven’t had any bright ideas of my own.  Originally, I wanted to be some super thought provoking blogger on what all is going on in ministry in Southeastern Kentucky, but as time went on my wife and I needed a site that was an update for our prayer and financial supporters.  That website andyanderin.net largely has done what this site was meant to do as far as keeping up with ministry updates.  So, I found myself running out of ideas to post on here and as you can tell by the sparse posts of this summer I have struggled with what to write.   So what to do what to do…

So as the title of this post suggests I am going to go back to basics.  This blog is going to be about things, ideas, issues and much more randomness that is on my mind and I am dealing with personally.  While I am sure there will be some ministry issues that pop up occasionally, if you really want to know what is going on with Erin in ministry go to andyanderin.net.  Please stay with me though as I process what this site is going to be come and work through various thoughts.  Hopefully it will be something that excites and draws your interest  as well as excites me to work on!

It’s time for a blog change…

Blog-imageI have been trying to do better again about blogging and wanting to write more.  The problem that I have is when I started this blog my focus was to do ministry updates and thoughts about various things that I am facing in ministry.  A couple of years into this blog though my wife and I started a blog to keep our Prayer and Support partners updated on what is going on the various aspects of ministry with KMM.  So, http://www.andyanderin.net has really been doing a lot of what I wanted to do here.  So, now I am seeking a new direction for this blog and welcome any thoughts or ideas that you may have.  Along with this change in direction I am also considering a new name for this blog?  So, what are your thoughts?  I wanted to make this into a fun contest and though I can’t offer a big prize, if I choose your idea for a blog idea or blog name, you will win a pizza on me here at The Lee County Recreational Center.  So let me hear your thoughts! (serious thoughts only please!!!)