Thursday Thoughts | Some End of Year Thoughts on Blogging 2021

Given that my posts about blogging garner more traffic and foster more engagement than many of my other posts, I wanted to close out 2021 with some end of year thoughts about blogging.

Many people blog. According to Letter.Ly, the three most popular blog sites (WordPress, Tumblr, & Blogger) host almost 600 million blogs.

Remember why you started blogging. Knowing and remembering your why are important. This will motivate you and encourage you as you put your words out there for all to read.

Be mindful of those things that make you different and those experiences we share collectively.As individuals, we are unique. As people, we share common experiences. Love. Joy. Laughter. Grief. Pain. Suffering. For example: 9-11 is an experience we share collectively as a nation and even globally. Where you were on that day and what you were doing at that moment are unique to you. However, if you lost someone close to you at Ground Zero that day then you have a different perspective on those horrific events than those of us who watched the events unfold. The same holds true for the COVID-19 pandemic and the plethora of side effects it wrought on our lives individually and collectively.

Don’t be discouraged. Put forth your best effort. Get better at your craft. Change things up a bit between Long posts and short ones just like you do between sentences. Some sentences are long. Many may be short.

Blogging statistics show that 65% of people who read blogs do so 1-3 times per week. (Letter.Ly, 2021)

Write with an active voice rather than a passive tone. Be bold. Say what you mean; mean what you say. Make it plain so what you say is clear.

Be real. Be authentic. Write in your voice. Work on developing your style and shaping your voice as a writer and blogger. You are unique. There is only one you.

Avoid comparison. This is a principle that is good to put in practice in many other aspects of life, including blogging. There’s always someone taller, prettier, richer, and living life larger than you. You do you. Don’t focus on what someone else is doing more than on your own work. If you invest in your own writing and your own blog than you will find success.

Blogging leans heavily on words and images. Look into joining a local arts club, writing group, or photography class to help you hone your skills. Consider taking classes in SEO, in digital media, and other helpful subjects that can boost the quality of your blog.

Here are of 9 of my most popular posts on blogging:

The Christian Blogger Support Network

My Saturday Evening Post | Keys to Improving Your Blogging Experience

My Saturday Blogging Post | Do You View Blogging as an Expression of Creativity

Bloggers Unite! | Exploring Content, Sparking Conversations, and Building Community

Stretching the Boundaries of Your Blog’s Niche

Blogging During Times of Adversity | My Sunday Thoughts

Blogging Isn’t All PJs and Coffee

Peeking Behind the Curtain: Blogging as a Lifestyle

Blogging During a Crisis | One Blogger’s Perspective

Coffee, Cops, Criminals, and Blogging

As you venture into the new year, I pray that your blog blossoms and reaches the audience that’s just right for you. Given the current state of things in the world, there is no shortage of subject matter. I look forward to reading your perspective on life during the year 2022.

Happy Blogging!

The Devotional Guy™


  1. Great advice! I think we all need to be reminded not to compare ourselves to others, regularly. Thank you 🙂

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  2. I know I need to be reminded…thank you for reading and commenting.

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  3. My pleasure! God bless 🙂

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  4. Interesting post and great advice. Sometimes blogging can become stressful though. I mean when I want to do it weekly but then life takes over and there is the pressure to post. I believe the words have to come from the heart – a heart which is filled with the Lord Jesus Christ. I want to blog to serve Him! Praying the 2022 will bring many opportunities. Happy New Year! Elfriede

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  5. Thank you, Elfriede. I appreciate your comments. Yes, even self-imposed deadlines can make something we do for fun become stressful. I agree that the words do need to flow from within us. We can never forget that what we are doing as believers who blog is seeking to glorify God. Amen. Thanks so much for reading and responding!

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  6. Ranier, your discussion shares some insightful gems for any blogger, whether a rookie or a veteran. Staying faithful to our unique voice in the long run helps any blog to stay true to its origin. You are right on about being flexible as well.

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  7. I agree, staying true to yourself and honing that voice which is uniquely yours is a difference maker. Thanks for reading brother.

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