Launch Day was a Win!
Wednesday was an exciting day for me. It was the official launch day of my Facebook Page. (If you haven’t seen it yet, I’d love to have you stop by.) The day was a blast. Lots of people came through. I ended up with 101 “likes.” That means 101 people said that I can put content into their Facebook feed. That’s a big deal for someone who writes. Some of them also subscribed to my blog here. (Welcome, new readers. This will be your first email post from me!)
But something bigger happened than meeting my social media goals. I saw real and engaging conversation taking place. People shared about their journey, their struggles. People encouraged each other. One person even blogged about the experience.
The whole thing humbled me. It filled me with gratitude. It gave me a glimpse that maybe my personal dream of helping people beyond my church through my writing and speaking is a real possibility, and not just a pipe dream. It was an amazing day. I’m so thankful to everyone who participated.
I also learned a lot. The questions that people answered gave me weeks of content for new blog posts. It helped me see the things that people are struggling with, and how so often we really are all the same in the deep places. I also noticed how much fun I was having interacting with people, encouraging them, and offering hope. (“Huh! This feels good. Maybe I should do it more.”)
Now a quick gift.