31 Days of Writing Free

Day 11 {Door} – Finding My Way Back

Blogging has opened up the door of opportunity for me in ways I never would have imagined. When we take steps of faith to share our heart with the world, God is faithful to bring us through the open door.

When we take steps of faith to share our heart with the world, God is faithful to bring us through the open door. #write31days Click To Tweet

One of the greatest doors I have walked through is the door of community. I think I may have mentioned the importance of a strong online community in every post in this series, but it really does keep me going.  Blogging has widened my community and brought friendship to my door. The encouragement I receive here is ongoing, and keeps me smiling on those lackluster days (and we all have them).

Blogging has widened my reach and brought friendship to my door. #write31days Click To Tweet

Another door God has brought me to is the door of self-publishing.  I was fearful to walk through that door. I didn’t believe anyone would want to hold my book in their hands, but I put aside my fear and did it and others have been blessed.  I may have another book or two up my sleeve but I’m not rushing things. It’s all in God’s timing.

I’ve also had the opportunity to walk through the door of guest posting.  I wouldn’t have ever imagined another blogger or website would want to share my words. It’s humbling to get asked to share and I’m so thankful for the opportunities.  I even got to guest write for (in)courage back in 2012.  That post was titled, “How’s Your Reach“.  That was a scary door to walk through. So many amazing writers there.  In return, I’ve opened up the door of my online home to feature multiple guest writers over the years.  Here are a couple places I’ve been privileged to guest write for in the past.  Both of these ladies have beautiful sites!

Encouragement For The Waiting Season (2014) @ Ginger Harrington’s place.
How Comparison Almost Destroyed My Life (2014) @ Laura Rath’s place.

What doors have you walked through in your blogging season?

This is day 11 in a 31 day series on my journey of finding my way back to writing.  You can find all of the posts in this series by clicking  here.

11 thoughts on “Day 11 {Door} – Finding My Way Back”

  1. Jae says:

    Goodness, is it the 11th, already? I hadn’t thought of looking at the prompt today as something one goes through, but as something leading elsewhere. I love seeing how other people think about the same things.

    I’m finding a little community through this challenge, too. Twitter, though, has been the real eye-opener for me. There are so many writers there, and so many of them are supportive.

    1. Barbie says:

      This community has so many areas with which to connect. I don’t have much time to hang out on Twitter. It all moves so fast. But I love when I find new blogs to follow there. Thanks for stopping by Jae!

    1. Barbie says:

      Thanks so much Karen!

  2. ~Karrilee~ says:

    I, too, am oh so grateful for the open door of Community in the blogosphere! I blogged all on my own for many, many years before realizing that there was a tribe (or tribes!) out there offering a space at the table and a sisterhood that helps to remind writers that they are not sitting in the chair all alone!

    1. Barbie says:

      I’m thankful we met through blogging Karrilee! Would love to hang out with you in person one day. Imagine that! I Envision coffee, awesome worship and lots of laughs!

  3. Sharon Jordan says:

    I love the analogy of walking through doors. It brings to mind something great is on the other side even if it’s scary. I appreciate the encouragement of community as well and hope to walk through the door of self-publishing soon.

    1. Barbie says:

      That would be awesome Sharon! I wish I had some tips to share, but I caved and hired someone to help me Looking forward to seeing how the process unfolds for you!

  4. Tara says:

    Blogging has been such a gift. I never thought I would guest post or venture into self publishing either.

    1. Barbie says:

      It’s nice to know I have a whole tribe of ladies to “grow old with”. Have a blessed weekend.

  5. Ginger Harrington says:

    I loved having you post on my blog. Can’t believe it has been so long. Love to have you guest again:)

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