WordPress sent me an email recently notifying me of my top five posts in 2015, rating them by how often they were read, which is dubious, in my opinion. How many views a post gets doesn’t really determine if the material was true or worthwhile, does it?
But it was interesting to see what resonated with my readers. For the most part, I’m not really catering to an audience. I’m writing out my bone pain. Sometimes I post news about our family for the benefit of my friends and family scattered afar. And sometimes I write just for the fun of it. I’ve been a little surprised how the ideas keep flowing faster than I can write them out! (And this follows an extended period of time in which I Could Not Write. At all. I thought the gift was lost. Maybe I’ll tell you about that sometime.)
Arabah was by far the most painful to write. I still can’t read what I have written without some deep crying.
The other four had quite a bit of emotion involved, too. But I wouldn’t have necessarily ranked them in that order. So do I feel honored that people felt with me, or lonely because other posts that were really important to me didn’t resonate so much? Who am I, and what do I think I’m doing?
Dwight talks about some of those feelings in his blog here, and Bethany discusses it here. Reading these posts and the following comments stirred in me a deeper desire to listen carefully to the Lord, and to write because I love Him.
So yes, I do have more bone pain waiting to be released. And a busy schedule as a homeschool mom, too. So we’ll see how the two get along! 🙂
Happy New Year to all of you!