As a blogger, I didn’t intentional start out to enjoy the praise of others. But I can honestly tell you that when someone stops by to read my words and leaves notes of encouragement before they go, it truly blesses me. There is nothing wrong with a little healthy praise. It is perfectly acceptable to give a writer praise where praise is due.
Did the words you read encourage you? Let them know?
Did the words inspire you to take action? We want to hear about it.
Did the words cause you to grow closer to God? Share that!
Did the words bring hope and healing to a broken heart? We want to know!
In our humanness, we struggle with wanting to be accepted, liked, invited into the inner-circle (at least I do). Approval and praise is something we writer types, if we aren’t careful, can allow ourselves to seek out. It’s not intentional, but we go there sometimes, to that place of self-doubt when the stats are down, or the comments aren’t there, or you aren’t invited to the book launch you applied for, or your words were turned down for the guest post you desired. We must always remember our purpose in writing, and not allow ourselves to be distracted by disappointed.
On the flip side, I believe writers should give other writers praise where praise is due. There is nothing wrong with a little healthy encouragement. You never know how you are going to help another writer by showing your approval of her words. While we don’t write to seek out the comments, we do write hoping our words will bless and encourage others. So then, why not tell one another that?
Ultimately, our praise as writers must go back to God. It is He who gives us the words and the ability to pound them out through the keys of keyboard and put pen to paper. To Him, be all glory, honor and praise!Ultimately, our praise as writers must go back to God. #write31days #fiveminutefriday Click To Tweet
This is day 12 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.
I’m also linking up with Kate for the Five Minute Friday.