I get a lot of questions about my blog and blogging. This short series “About Blogging” is result of those questions. When I started the blog, I didn’t know what I was doing so my scope was broad and “Ramblings!” seemed like a suitable title as I posted about whatever I wanted. My first few post were quotes by missionaries to China and what the blog was about. But my first real update was on August 22nd, 2008 entitled “Our First Month!”
My goal at first was to post at least once a week. Then I tried to post several times a week. When we were raising funds, I even had a goal to write about every church that we visited (and I did). When we moved to China, I had a goal to post about five times a week, Monday-Friday. This is when I started to really write about things that I was experiencing and thinking through on the mission field.
As time passed, I narrowed my scope and focus down to several main categories that I liked to wrote about. But I needed to revamp and I needed a break. Thus, on May 21, 2012 I pressed the pause button.
I started to make changes to the blog to better fit my new focus. I went through all my old post deleting over 600 post that didn’t meet my new criteria. I changed the name to “China Ramblings!” and simplified it’s look and use. I also prepared new post and pages for the relaunch.
On September 3rd, I relaunched the blog and started posting 2-3 times a week Monday, Wednesday, and/or Friday.
Through my time blogging, I have been constantly reminded of the power and influence in writing and communicating through this means. In the future, I hope to continue to do so, Lord willing, and make a difference in the lives of those who read this blog.