August 21, 2020

I Got My Answer

 


Hello friends and family.

A little while back I was wrestling with trying to make a decision about what social media if not all of it I should give up. The reason for having to make this decision was because in the last few months I have really gone down a rabbit hole with social media addiction.

So much so that I have allowed it to almost completely destroy any prayer life I had. I have allowed myself to become lazy when it comes to God. Instead of setting time aside each day to read and study scripture, spend time with Him in prayer and do some spiritual reading I was sitting on my laptop or my tablet or my phone just sinking deeper and deeper into a social media stupor. A colossal waste of time. One night a few weeks ago I asked the Lord what He would have me give up. I also told Him out of anything I would like to keep my blog but the final decision is His.

I had a YouTube channel that I had ideas about really putting time into and then of course there is Facebook, Instagram and my blog. I also knew something or all of it had to go. So I waited and waited for Him to respond and this week He did. I put up two videos on my now defunked YouTube channel and, the views had plummeted. A few weeks ago I was getting two, three hundred views per video. I know that isn't much but for a small channel like mine with no niche it wasn't bad. The last two videos I put up, the views absolutely tanked. I think each video only got about seventy views each. 

My Facebook posts also have not been getting many views in the last week either. So here I am. I will be keeping my blog, my instagram (which I don't spend much time on at all) and the facebook page for my blog. The Lord doesn't always answer quickly and I think that's for a few reasons. He teaches us how to wait on Him and be patient while doing so and that He will always answer and maybe not in the way we would like but, He will always answer. 


13 comments:

  1. Good morning sister!
    I decided to post here instead of on FB. YT has tanked in recent years in general. I love the blogs. I have one that I'm thinking of moving over as well. I love the blogs. I can read them and comment at my leisure. I absolutely dislike commenting on YouTube. I have only commented on your channel in the last three months. And lately, I'm kinda over commenting on FB as well. It seems, I guess, 'classier' if you will, here on the blogs. Idk... Anyway.. I LOVE it here.
    I love you! Thank you for being beautiful you and being my sister!

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    1. I didn't proofread. :/ Sorry about that. <3

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    2. Hey Sister from another Mister,
      I agree with you 100%.... I'm so turned off facebook etc .. I love posting on my blog. I've always been a better writer than a speaker and my blog just feels, I don't know.. More homey? LOL... I love you XO

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    3. Exactly what I was thinking! Love you more!

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  2. I've stepped up blogging and have found new vigor - Since I am unable to voice my opinions on Facebook, I now do it on my blog. I won't be silenced.

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    1. Amen Sister.. I love reading your blog because we are of like mind! XO

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  3. I stayed off Facebook for almost a year one time and it was so nice and I gave more time to blogging. I am back on fb and instagram. They are only there for some influencing and ambassador programs I am contracted too. I feel more free blogging. Social media can take your eyes off God if you don’t watch out. It can also be a tool for witnessing. I am weak so yes, I have to keep away from it as much as I can.
    I’m glad you didnt give up blogging. I like reading post.
    Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      I wish I could find a side line for another stream of income. Been looking for years just don't know where else to look and yes, like you I am weak so it can quickly pull me on the wrong direction. I've been doing really good the last few days with staying off it unless I am learning something. I pray it stays this way.. Hope you are well! :)

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  4. I'm glad you'll still be blogging. I only write on my blog because I just don't have time for all the others. Besides, I love reading others' blogs. And it's more personal. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

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    1. Hi Edna,
      I always felt a blog is more personal as well. I"m not sure why but I always felt like it was a safer community although that can't be right because we are on the world wide web and anyone can read our posts but I think only those who are truly interested take the time to read a blog post because people's attention span these days is worse than a flea so maybe it is safer.. I hope you are well Edna!

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  5. howdy my new friend! I'm SO GLAD to hear you're gonna keep on blogging, I so enjoy reading your posts and getting to know you! And looking at the pictures! I so enjoy making my own blog posts too, and I love sharing my pictures and also looking at everybody else's pictures, so fun!--and we learn so much. It's like having friends all over. To me, that is what blogging is about, the old fashioned blogs where we are all friends with interests in common, and even with not much in common--we can still learn from each other. In the beginning blogs were about friends and sharing....way before sponsors and people making $$ off blogs, etc. Hope you're having a great day!

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    1. I actually don't have much to respond to you because I agree with you 100%!!.. Thank you so much for coming by... Hope you are well! :)

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  6. Glad your decision was to keep your blog. I don't have Instagram or You Tube, unless I'm looking for something. What I have been doing is listening to a lot of old sermons, and Q & A from Dr. John MacArthur. In the evenings, my dearest and I have been watching Missionary movies, and also documentaries. Have a great week, and enjoy your extra time for the Lord.

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~Robyn~ XO