I am often surprised at where blog entries go and even more surprised where they do not go. It seems that each time I plug into another venue (Facebook, Pinterest, etc.), there are new readers. At this point, other than the US, the country where this blog is most read is Australia.
Because my emphasis is the lives of people who are mentally challenged, I’m also aware that the pool in which I’m swimming is pretty limited. However, it isn’t unusual for me to get 150 to 200 hits a day.
When I began blogging six years ago, I could not find anyone else who was doing a daily blog or even a monthly blog in the area of intellectual disabilities. However, today almost everyone who is in disability ministry is blogging. This is a very good thing. The more voices, the more people have the opportunity to understand the wonderful world in which we live and serve.
In addition, people with disabilities, especially those people whose disability is within the autism spectrum, are blogging regularly. If you haven’t seen any of their blogs simply google “Aspergers” and you will find some excellent places to learn about this interesting personality spectrum.
Blogging is a way of self-publishing and having access to a world-wide audience at no expense to you or your reader. By blogging each day, you are able to push your blog up to the forefront of the Search Engine World. By keeping your blogs interesting and thoughtful, or humorous and pithy, you will be able to gather an audience, no matter what your subject area.
My purpose and message has been to simply introduce people to folks who are intellectually disabled and the fact that they can have a vital and real relationship with the Lord. This past year, I’ve not kept up my daily vigor. However, people still come and people still read. For that I am most grateful and humbled.