I Decided to Shut Down My Blog, then…

Over the past few months my life has become increasingly busy. It gets that way when you are pursuing your goal. Everything else falls to the wayside. I even thought, due to time constraints, I would shut down my blog.

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I thought, “it’s been an entire month since my last post. No one can keep up a viable blog like this. People want frequent content. Consistency is key.”

While this may be true, I also know that there are people who read my posts even when I haven’t posted for two months.

I may not have a thousand readers in a day. Shoot I don’t have a thousand in a month. Why in the world am I considering keeping the blog running?

Because it’s not about me.

This blog has never been about me. It has always been about you. Yes you, the reader. That’s why in the post “Two Reasons I’ve Been A.W.O.L.“, I felt the need to apologize for not posting for a while.

I remember starting a small outreach initiative on college campuses in the mid-2000’s. The motto was that if we were able to change one students thinking, we had accomplished our goal.

It’s all about how you measure success.

One day I hope to have a thousand readers in a day. One day I hope to have my blog be one that people talk about and refer their friends, family and colleagues to. I’d love to see people become Jesus loving, Jesus following, unrelenting optimists.

Until then, I measure success by one person, reading one post that makes them look at life, their situation, their dreams or goals in a new way.

The unrelenting optimist in me says that this blog is not in vain. So while I may not post as frequently as I want to, I won’t let you down. A post is coming even if its a week, a month or two from now.

So today, I want to sincerely thank all who’ve stuck with me since December 2013. We are going on almost a year of walking out this unrelenting optimist journey together. My prayer is that you will find something, on this blog, that will remind you that we serve a big God who is willing to use little us to accomplish big things for His glory!

With that said, you have about 37 days left to make 2014 the year of the underdog! It’s grind time!

Question: Have you ever been in a situation where you thought about letting go of something and decided to hold on? What was the result? Share your story in the comments below.