How I Became A Christian Blogger (And How You Can Too!)
It took me months of hiding up in my room, typing into a blank sheet, pouring my heart out before the Father before I felt the call to blog.
I have been in a rough place. Life wasn’t exactly leading me down the smooth, painless road I had always envisioned. I was battling infertility, chronic pain, and depression. I was living in paradise in the middle of the Hawaiian island but military life regularly took my husband away and I felt empty. I wondered where God was and if He’d forgotten me.
But He met me there. One of the ways He regularly did that was through the work of other bloggers. Their words echoed my heart and showed me that I was not alone and not forgotten by God. It was their words, and God’s call, that made me leave that little private document and start sharing publically. Because I knew that if I could reach one person the way other blogs had reached me, if I could point them to God and inspire their faith, it was worth it.
But God had bigger dreams for The Thin Place than I had for myself. And it’s grown.
And with that growth, I’ve felt the call to equip others with their story. Because our God is big enough that His story weaves through each of our lives, telling the tale of His grace and mercy.
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And there’s enough space in the Christian blogger world for your story too.
Whether you have a blog you’ve been working on for awhile now or you have just felt a tingling in your heart to start sharing your story, your hobby, your little piece of the character of God reflect in your life with the world.
I love blogging and feel so fortunate to do what I do, connecting with this community, sharing what I’m passionate about, and even earning an income doing so.
But that doesn’t make blogging easy — in fact, sometimes it’s downright hard.
Even when you have big dreams and trust in God, you can feel frustrated, confused, or stuck at times, trying to figure out how to grow your blog, get more traffic, overcome hurdles, find smart strategies, and earn more money.
Truthfully, one of the best ways I know to steward my gift and my story is by learning to blog well from other brilliant bloggers who have gone before me.
So many days, I wish you could just call up your favorite bloggers, ask them out for coffee, and soak up the wisdom as they share their most effective tips and tricks?
I’ll let you in on a little secret… it’s BYOC (bring your own coffee), but there’s a way to learn from some of the smartest bloggers on the web on ALL the topics that matter for every level of blogger, and all on your own schedule and without leaving your house.
It’s The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit and it’s been mind-blowing.
It’s a digital package crammed full of brilliant tools to help you grow your blog, work smarter & make more money.
The team at Ultimate Bundles has put together the best resources on ALL the topics that matter to bloggers, like mastering social media, monetization, creating and selling products, time management and productivity, growing an email list, and so much more.
It was so popular in October that they’re bringing back the Toolkit for just two days!
You’ll get 77 resources, like eBooks, eCourses, templates, and workbooks, so you’ll find everything you need to propel your blog to the next step and far beyond.
Are you looking to build your email list, tackle social media, and learn how to effectively use affiliate marketing? Then this is for you.
These resources include over $5,800 of blogging tips, strategies, tutorials and amazingly practical information and ideas. For real.
And that’s not even everything.
You can also get free bonus offers worth $540, with 4 tools and services *(including my absolute favorite tool, Tailwind!) to help you run your blog better.
But the truly amazing part? They’re selling it for a crazy 98% off of regular price for SIX DAYS ONLY! It’s available from Wednesday, October 8, 142018 at 8am ET to Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:59pm ET.
I know, it sounds too good to be true, but I promise it’s not.
Ultimate Bundles has been around a long time and creating these packages is really their thing (they’ve sold over 220,000 of them over the years on all sorts of topics), so you can trust this is the real deal.
Even better, they’re all about making sure you LOVE the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit. There’s a full 30-day happiness guarantee, so there’s really no risk in trying it out.
The most important detail, though, is that this toolkit is available for just 6 days.
After 11:59pm Monday, October 15th, the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.
I’d hate for you to miss out, so click HERE to learn more or buy the bundle.
Kristin's Peppermints and Cherries
It is such a blessing to know the Lord as our Savior, and I love the support of the blogging community. I have heard a lot about the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit in newsletters today! It’s being promoted for sure!
BaileyKristin’s Peppermints and Cherries
Isn’t it a great community? I was so hesitant to jump on the GBT train but was amazed at how many people LOVE it. They definitely did not lead me astray.n
I love how God can meet us anywhere at any time. I am relatively new to blogging and I love reading stories of how people have succeeded. Gives me hope that I can to!
Julie, If you’re new, definitely check out the bundle. It is one of the greatest deals I’ve ever seen. So much information.
Might have to check the bundle put thanks for sharing it and congrats on your blog.
That’s one of my favorite things about our God – He meets us right where we are, no matter what’s going on. He knows exactly what we need. And it’s so refreshing to have great Christian bloggers like you out there!
Amen! He meets us where we are and equips us to do where He leads.
Thanks for sharing.
My first blog was a Christian blog too but now I made a new one and just added a category for my faith.
That’s awesome! You should totally check out the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit for your new blog. It’s been an amazing help to me.
I’m glad you found blogging and that God led you to it.
Love how you are sharing your story through this blog!!! And I so excited about the toolkit!!
I love how God always shows how great He is when we seem to be at lowest. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing your story and being so vulnerable. I always balk at finishing my faith based posts because I feel such a great responsibility to “get it right.” I like your reminder to lean into Him.
Yeah its a blessing to be a Christian blogger to share gospel even from even in the midst of mundane activities
I love informative posts like this! Thank you for taking the time to put this together!! Very sweet and helpful! ❤
I love Ultimate Bundles and especially this deal! Thanks for sharing!
It’s such a good deal!
Shan Walker (@shanGURUwalker)
I love hearing your background blogging story. It’s so good and God is so good! I have tried this toolkit yet but I hear it’s wonderful!
BaileyShan Walker (@shanGURUwalker)
Thanks, Shan! It’s SO wonderful. I am amazed by how much they’ve packed in it.
I’m just starting out on my blogging journey, and even though I can’t buy the bundle right now; I love your writing style! I’m a former Marine wife, and the loneliness you described really resonated with me. I also love the way you write with God’s grace without sounding preachy; can’t wait to read more!
Thank you, Amy! Best of luck with your blog!
Blogging is definitely a joy. While I am doing it for fun, it has definitely been a great journey.