This blog turned five this last week! And today is the five year anniversary of the first actual post!
Over the years, I’ve started and run a number of personal blogs. I believe my first was on LiveJournal. From there, I ran blogs on both a message boar,d and Xanga. After I graduated from Bible college and stared at my current church, I wanted a platform to share the thoughts that were in my head in regards to ministry.
THE BEGINNING | Phase I – 2009
Technically, my first post was on January 29th, 2009. Of course, it wasn’t much of a post. The title is “First Post” and the entirety of the post reads:
At the time, I was a bit over-zealous to rattle some cages, so I wrote a fun piece called, “Musical Inbreeding.” I’m not so sure I agree with the tone of the post, but the central idea certainly rings true.
Throughout most of 2009, I did a pretty good job of staying consistent and built some good relationships with other bloggers. At the time, I stuck pretty closely to the niche of writing specifically about how to do ministry and preach. I re-posted lots of content and videos from others to remain consistent. I even made a post about dropping 25,000 plastic eggs from a helicopter…which was a very unique experience for me.
The problem I had at the time was that I didn’t have much of a voice. When you’re writing about preaching or How-To articles on ministry, it’s difficult to find your voice.