Celebrating One Million Website Hits Yearly and the 7 Life Lessons that I Learnt on this Journey
Looking back at how this blog started, I am really amazed at how good God is to bless it so abundantly to become a tool that brings blessings, faith, hope and love to so many people worldwide.
We have just reached this exciting milestone: one million website hits in the past 12 months!
There is no way that this happened because of me, it's all due to God's grace!
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I feel so incredibly blessed to be part of this blogging journey, and have learnt so many life lessons from it thus far.
In this post, I would love to celebrate what God has done for us, and also to share the life lessons that I have learnt from this journey to a million.
Without further ado, here we go:
1) Everyone starts from zero.
I was totally clueless when I first started this blog and had no clear direction.
The blog had almost no website hits, and it was sad looking at the website statistics.
It is easy to feel discouraged when we are just starting out on something and there's not much action going on.
However, I feel that all of us have to learn everything from scratch.
Take heart, for like how Scripture encourages us not to despise the day of small beginnings, you never know how far a road will take you, but you must be willing to take the first step in faith!
“Though your beginning was small, Yet your latter end would increase abundantly.” (Job 8:7 NKJV)
2) Passion keeps you going for the long run.
To me, a passion is a skill that God has given a person the grace to enjoy and perform exceedingly well in.
I know clearly that sharing my experiences, thoughts and revelations through writing is one of my passions.
I hope that what I write can influence and help the person reading it to somehow improve his or her life.
Do you know what your passion is? How can you tell what is your passion?
For example, when I am going about my daily activities I'm always having new inspiration for blog post ideas, thinking how I can improve on my blog to make its messages clearer for you readers, and also how to increase the website hits so as to expand to new audiences to inspire them through what I write.
When I have nothing to do, my mind churns for new blog post ideas and the content, etc.
It is an overarching influence on my life and I cannot help but think about it and sometimes get engrossed in it.
When you discover something positive that excites you like that in your life, that could very well be your passion.
I started this blog about 6 years ago and I am still writing here today because my passion has kept me going for the long run.
I won't suffer from burnout because this is something that refreshes and energizes me.
It's what I do for recreation and relaxation.
I believe that your passion will keep you going, and it will take you far if you allow it to.
“May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose.” (Psalms 20:4 NKJV
3) Sustainable success takes time to attain.
One blog post that goes viral may get you a lot of website hits in the short term, but if you don't have consistent new content to keep your readers engaged and interested, all that traffic will most likely disappear eventually.
On the other hand, if you have been consistently delivering high-quality content, a post that goes viral may help to skyrocket your blog to new heights!
What I mean is that lasting success in life isn't by chance. It takes lots of deliberate focus, wisdom and time to happen.
Are you able to be consistent and patient in order to get the results that you want?
It will all happen, in God's perfect timing. When it happens though, will you be ready?
Will your foundation be strong and stable enough to handle the new pressures at the new level?
I believe that if success in an area is given by God, He would have prepared your character to be able to handle the newfound success and all the benefits, responsibilities and temptations that come with it.
I believe that by humbling ourselves and praying for our character to be developed and shaped by Him, we are positioning ourselves for lasting success in our lives!
“But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner. For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” (Hebrews 6:9-12 NKJV)
4) The drastically-better results that we want lies in taking risks outside our comfort zone.
Sometimes I take the risk of making huge changes on my blog in order to improve the interface, or maybe to increase the potential for more website hits in the long run.
Such changes reduces the website traffic temporarily but the changes that I've done have proven to be the right decisions for the blog's growth.
Why would I want to take the risk of changing things when traffic seems good? It's because I want much better results.
If one desires predictable and so-called 'stable' results, then nothing has to be changed.
Conversely, if you're looking to have a huge breakthrough in an area of your life, I believe that you'll have to do something differently to get something different.
Think about the results that you want. Is that something you'd take a big risk for, and how much is it worth to you?
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2 NKJV)
5) What a person can do is limited. One cannot go far by remaining alone.
I have to say that the exponential growth of our blog's website hits is the result of teamwork -
the website page views approximately TRIPLED or more within the last 12 months!
We have a wonderful team - Our team is all of you dear readers who share our posts with your family and friends.
We want to take this opportunity to express a very big THANK YOU to all of you for reading, and especially to those of you who are subscribed to our email newsletters and are following our new posts week after week!
Without all of you, writing blog posts would feel less joyful and exciting than it is right now.
We would also like to thank our Patrons who have gone the extra mile to bless us and support our work!
If you have been following this blog, you can bless and support us by becoming a Patron on Patreon here.
Lots of valuable and blessed rewards await you in that VIP group of Patrons!
My dream is to be securely financially-free so that I can devote more time and heart into spending quality time with my family and into producing even more quality content on this blog.
I believe that this dream can be fulfilled through Patreon, and when it happens, I hope you'll still be here with us to witness it.
“Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NKJV)
6) Give value to others before you expect to receive.
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This is one of the ways that we want to bless our readers.
If you blog, you may want to try that out on your website too - it will probably help to increase your website hits!
I'm always looking for more ways to offer greater value to our readers.
As one of my mentors said before, "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."
I believe that when you give lots of value, people can sense that you're sincere to help, because probably only a person that cares would be so meticulous!
The Scriptures say "Love your neighbor as yourself".
If we want to be treated with love, we should be the first one to offer it.
What are some ways in which you can offer greater value in your life?
Maybe at work, in your marriage, and/or in your relationship with your children?
“For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”” (Galatians 5:13-14 NKJV)
7) To fulfill your purpose in this world: Discover what your talent is, develop it, and use it for good.
As the website hits increased for this blog exponentially, I realised that blogging is not just a hobby for me but it has become a way to really impact people's lives.
With 127k page views a month on this blog currently, that's a lot of people reading the content that we post.
I realised that this is actually an important part of my calling and purpose:
to share empowering knowledge to people that inspires and helps them to have right believing through this blog.
Knowing this, I am constantly learning how to improve in this field so that I can develop this anointing/calling/purpose further to help even more people.
I hope that we will be blessed to write another blog post like this one, except it will be about celebrating ten million website hits yearly, by God's grace!
Have you discovered your talent - That skill that you're especially good at which seems to be difficult for others but somehow easy for you?
Keep developing and using that talent to bring more good into this world!
God has given you that talent for a purpose: Don't let it be given in vain!
How does it end up "given in vain"? If we choose not to use our talents and keep it buried inside us, or if we misuse it to cause evil instead of good.
Having an increasing number of readers on this blog means that whatever I write must be to uplift, edify, and inspire -
to bring about good, and never to destroy, humiliate, badmouth or cause anything negative.
It's a huge responsibility, and by God's grace, may our talents always be used for good and never for evil!
“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” (I Corinthians 15:10 NKJV)
I hope you enjoyed reading my post on "Celebrating One Million Website Hits Yearly and the 7 Life Lessons that I Learnt on this Journey".
What life lessons has the journey in discovering and pursuing your passion/talents taught you?
Share your answers with me by leaving a comment below.
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