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It’s My 2 Year Blog Anniversary

Today, I celebrate 2 years of blogging. To some it may seem like a long time, but I still consider myself a newbie – more like a little ‘toddler in blogging’ who has just learned to walk and who have fallen down on occasions, speaking a few key words and still not full sentences. Oh wow! Yea, true still do not have my blogging skills down packed! Sometimes I tried to swim in the deep ocean of blogging with the pros – that often got me down under water and coming up for air one more time than I went down.

The bible confirmed that about falling down. Here is how. It says a just man fall seven times. S/he would however later be deemed righteous in God’s eyes having both common sense and faith to dust off and get back up again.

Well to those of you my faithful readers/followers who’s been there with me all the way, it’s a good time to say a heartfelt thank you! I love you guys, you make what I do become a lot easier. Firstly, I thank God for allowing me this platform through which He can reach people and nations around the world, for His gifts and talents to be authenticated through me, and for me to develop and grow into the ministry to which He has called me to.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to give voice to my pain, trials, afflictions and my storms in life [things we’ve been old schooled to keep silent about] in order to bring hope, inspiration, motivation, encouragement and empowerment to you thus making your situation a lot easier. Thank you for allowing me into your heart, lives, your homes, or wherever you log on to follow my blog.

Beyond the statistics [good to know, yes] I would like to share the things with you today that I deem to be of more value. In random or, here they are:

12 Things/Lessons I Have Learned 

  1. Blogging is a job in itself and stressful at times as you try to stay focused in order to ensure you bring great content to your readers.
  2. Blogging is fun as you strive towards developing/mastering your writing
  3. Blogosphere is a place to socialize and gain insights from other blogs/bloggers. You form bonds of genuine friendship with persons who you will perhaps never meet in person.
  4. Let go of making it to the top, there are no top bloggers! Everyone who blogs have a reason for blogging and someone’s life is touched in a special way by what s/he blogs about.
  5. No matter what you do on your blog, the glory truly belongs to God, not man. Without Him, we can do nothing!
  6. Paying too much attention to your blog analytics/statistics (# of comments, page visits etc) is a distraction and will frustrate you! Be grateful whether you have high traffic, and 500 comments or little traffic and 1 or 0 comments daily.
  7. Stop trying to do it all, it is just not possible. Focus, and more focus! Develop your brand, find your niche and stick with it.
  8. Too much jealousy in the blogging world – compete with no one else but yourself and win.
  9. Do what it is you said you’re going to do – procrastination is a root cause that can kill a blog.
  10. Broken links on your blog is social media ‘dead end streets’ and will kill your blog. Google mark you down big time. Check for broken/dead links frequently here and quickly remove them.
  11. Not everyone will agree with your posts all the time so if you are not ready for negative comments on your blog, stay away from publishing things that you are not quite ready to hear feedback on. Once it’s published out there, that’s it!
  12. Unless you are blogging strictly to earn money, stop writing for sponsors! Remember why you started blogging in the first place and rekindle that flame/passion.

 

Things That Have Changed On My Blog

Pray Without Ceasing and Empowerment & Life Quotes Blog were discontinued June 2013 and is now incorporated in my main blog site, Empowerment Moments Blog. Prayer is posted every Sunday here on EMB and quotes are shared once per week, either as an entire post or incorporated into a full post to build the idea or theme upon. Due to the high amount of “bad/broken” links that were being left by anonymous, that option of leaving a comment on my blog was disabled.

What’s New?

The week that was series that brings blog review, viral tweets, top stories around the web and so on/so forth began in May 2013 and this is posted every Saturday. For the first time also, I did a series called, Celebrating Mothers Who Rock! That was extra-ordinary and very successful. A big shout out of thank you to all those who participated as we look forward to running it again this year but with special prize/gift give away! Yea, *-* wink-wink!

We are now on Pinterest, Blogloving and LinkedIn. The latter is still being developed ie. my business profile. And certainly by no means the least, Empowerment Moments Blog now have a presence on facebook here Join us and share with others as well for more inspiration and nuggets of empowerment.

Upcoming Plans

I am still working on clarifying my goals for the blog for 2014 and the years to come as well as brainstorming how best I can serve you. I will gladly consider ideas that you may have and would share with me, whether in the comment section or offline through email at empowermentmoments@gmail.com OR kcpyvministry@gmail.com

Meantime, I came up with a theme for this year as “Pursue your purpose with a passion” and my one word for the year as “persevere.” I also intend to focus on being more thankful for the small things as opposed to just the big things. And just in case you missed it, here is the first post A Life Filled With Gratitude My other plans for the blog will be shared with you in the upcoming days and weeks ahead.

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About Yvonne I. Wilson (774 Articles)
Yvonne is a positive thinker, a catalyst for change, and a conduit through which holistic healing takes place and destiny is fulfilled. Her ministry through her blog, Empowerment Moments, came at a very low point in her life and was born out of much adversity, persecution, physical abuses, and rejection to the point of her being suicidal. She was left feeling defeated and shrunk back by fear. But through some miraculous means, God has given her pain purpose and a unique voice through which He speaks to touch the untouchable, to reach the unreachable and to empower, inspire, motivate, encourage and uplift the hurting and spiritually wounded to bring about healing and wholeness - mind, body, soul and spirit, one person at a time.

10 Comments on It’s My 2 Year Blog Anniversary

  1. Blogging is indeed a job all by itself. I commend you for your perseverance and strength. Congratulations for a job well done. I like the lessons you have learnt especially …”.compete with no one but yourself and win” and “All the glory belong to God”. I truly enjoyed your inspiring posts in 2014 and I look forward to more in 2015. I am also honored to be a part of your blog in 2014. May God continue to inspire you even in a greater way in 2015. Congratulations!

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    • Thank you Pastor Ava. You have been such a blessing and a source of inspiration to me and to EMB as well. Love you and may God continue to bless you and grant you favor. Have a great weekend! 🙂

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  2. Hi Vernon, I encourage you to keep on blogging even when you do not feel like it. God never makes mistakes! Your purpose in life extends right here on line into blogosphere to reach, touch and impact lives not reached through ordinary means of ministry/evangelism. Prove God, His glory awaits as it is demonstrated through you. God bless you too!

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  3. WOW only two years!? God all up in this bog doing what He does. I've learned the same 12 lessons you have listed here. Matter of fact, it was this blog which encouraged me to keep on blogging when I was about to throw in the towel. We serve a right on time God! I thank God for using you Yvonne, because I'm still here. God bless!

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  4. Hi Kalley thank you! Much love to you, it feels more like us being sisters more than fellow bloggers/friends in blogosphere! *-* Love your spirit, it comes out every time in your blog and especially your newly introduced vlog! God bless you and family always. Have a great weekend. 🙂

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  5. Yes! Happy Blog Anniversary to you! Two years and going strong! I really love this blog, and I look forward to everything you have going for this wonderful space in the future! All your points are just that, ON POINT!! I agree with every one of them. There are not top bloggers, we should find our niche (even if you don't have one–anti niche?) and stick with it! 🙂

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  6. Thank you Joan for your comment and for your continued support and encouragement. God bless you too!

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  7. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU… IN JESUS NAME AMEN…

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  8. Thank you so much Michelle! I am blessed in an extra-ordinary way for how God allowed our paths to cross, and for the continued love and support that you give to me along the way. I must say that I have learned quite a lot from you and from your blog at Divas With A Purpose. Thank you for the friendship that have also come as a result. God bless you!

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  9. Happy 2nd Blogaversary to you!!! You are truly a blessing and inspiration! You've motivated and blessed my soul so much. So glad our paths have crossed! Many blessings to you!

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