Staring at a blank, white blog template again. Trying to figure out what to blog about by midnight. April glides in as I ponder joining the A to Z 2016 Blogging Challenge. I have no theme yet. I am praying over one still.
I really need a plan for my blog. I have read all the articles on creating an editorial calendar. I read blogging posts about topics, listicles, and more. But often I just stare at a blank screen.
Easter is gone. The Lord is risen. He shines in my life.
He should be enough to write about, but I want to explore and encourage excitement about knowing and loving Jesus, the Holy Word, and Holy Spirit.
What I learned from the March Slice of Life Challenge this year is sometimes you just have to type or speak your post. You just write and see what words unfold on the template.
You write without a plan or destination in mind, hoping that you find something others will find interesting or inspiring to read.
I have enjoyed this month-long challenge and for the most part successfully participated, having only missed one day: Easter Sunday.
Resources for Great Prompts to
Avoid the White Screen
During a Blogging Challenge
Now tomorrow is the last day of the March Slice of Life 2016 Challenge, and I am planning for the April challenge: 26 posts A to Z. I will face a blank screen with prayer and Scriptures in hand. I will seek His guidance as I type or voice my thoughts into a blog post.
I hope you will join me as we embark on a new challenge.
Some great resources I hope to continue to use to inspire blog posts include:
Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday community. Every Friday she will share a one-minute prompt. I don’t know if every Friday will be an exact match for her prompt. This Friday, the letter is A; and then the following Friday, G; and the third, M; with the fourth friday letter ending as S; the last Friday will be Y. I hope I can use a thesaurus to find synonyms to her word that match the letter of the day.
Another resource that I will rely on is Holly Mueller’s Spiritual Journey Thursdays. The letters for the Thursdays in April are F, L, R, and X.
My focus shines on writing inspirational and uplifting posts that inspire my readers to seek a spiritual home in Christ, no matter their religion. I want to share Christ with the world and desire others to find Him and His love.
Journeying with Him through blogging presents joys, opportunities for closer connections; and fulfillment that I can’t begin to explain. Join me. Journey with me. Discover spirituality, beauty, and love as we delve down a road of mystery, A to Z. His Holy Spirit directs me and leads me. Where we end up only He knows.
Are you joining the A to Z 2016 Blogging Challenge? What are your April blogging goals? Share in the comments below.
This post is written for Day 30 of the March Slice of Life Story Challenge,
I will also join several of the hops listed on my Link-up Parties page