#Blogtober 10 | Five Lessons About Blogging

Here I am, on Monday, October 10 publishing my 10th #Blogtober post—and my 999th post on The Devotional Guy™. I have 21 more #Blogtober posts to go in what seems like a long race at the moment. Posting daily is a challenge—although I read a couple of posts by bloggers poo-pooing the challenge to post everyday because that’s something they already do. They don’t see it as a BIG DEAL. And perhaps, in the scheme of things, it’s not. After all, who’s reading all this delicious content anyway?

Lesson Number One: Creating good content requires effort. Honing your craft simply takes practice. There is no way around it. Blog’s aren’t just a bunch of words on digital paper. A great blog, in my opinion, is a multifaceted, multimedia creative venture. A solid blogpost includes original pictures and maybe even videos.

This past Saturday (October 8) would have been my Opa Bruno’s 109th birthday. October 8 is also the late John Lennon’d birthday. The past week also marked the 30-year anniversary of R.E.M’s “Automatic For The People” and Soul Asylum’s “Grave Dancer’s Union.”

My Opa was also my encourager. When I was a little boy still living in Switzerland, we drove over into Germany and visit him. He always made me feel special. “Sonny,” Opa would say, “I am happy to see you and spend time with you today.” “Sonny” was my Opa’s nickname for me. I always left Opa’s place feeling better about myself.

Lesson Number Two: There are people who encourage you and those who bring you down. Spend more time with those who lift you up then you do with those who rain discouragement on your parade. Period.

Lesson Number Three: It’s not about how frequently you post but how routinely you publish. Compose one good post instead of 31 nothing-to-see-here posts. There’s enough junk content polluting every sphere of our existence. Don’t add to it. Strive to be great. Be creative. Stretch boundaries. Dare to be different. God only created one YOU. Be all that and then some!

Did I mention this is my 999th post? Yes, 999. It’s taking me nearly ten years—starting in late 2013 to get here.

Lesson Number Four: Stick with it. Success doesn’t typically happen over night. Commitment demands tenacity. Don’t be discouraged. BE ENCOURAGED.

Lesson Number Five: Be an encourager. Help others be the best that they can be at the endeavor they are currently undertaking. Speak positive truths into their lives. Helping doesn’t always mean saying YES. There are plenty of times when God’s best advice to me has come in the form of NO. Discernment and wisdom are great tools to employ when you are helping someone. Strive to breathe love into the lives you touch by helping them in whatever way you can.

In celebration of what will be my 1,000th post tomorrow, I want to encourage you by inviting you to write a GUEST POST for my blog. Please send me your post and I will gladly publish it.

I hope you are enjoying these #Blogtober posts.

Happy #Blogtober! Keep on blogging!

The Devotional Guy™

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  1. 1,000 posts – one heck of an achievement! (well done in advance!)

    blogs (or, mostly, vlogs in our case) certainly take time and effort. we’ve been practicing for about 2 years now and have so much more yet to learn in our craft!!

    which makes me think about the term “GP” here in the UK

    not sure how well that translates, but a GP is a General Practioner, or your family doctor.

    they’re the people who have to deal with us asking about that funny looking mole, that pain we don’t like, or a back that doesn’t seem to work. they treat or refer on to others.

    they know a little about an awful lot

    but they are also, always, learning – it never stops

    and that brings me right back to your post topic

    all of us know a little, but when rightly applied, it can change the course of another’s life

    keep going. keep learning. keep trying.

    Andy B

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  2. I’ve read every one of your Blogtober posts, and I say creating quality content daily is nothing to sneeze poo poo about. Happy 1000th post, Rainer–coming up, anyway. Speaking of guest posts, I sent you another one last night. That makes two in as many days. It’s some kind of record, for me, anyway. God Bless.

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  3. David—thank you my friend. I received your guest posts and look forward to publishing them in the days and weeks ahead.

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  4. Thank you, Andy. I am grateful for your faithful encouragement.

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  5. you’re more than welcome. i don’t think we can never get too much encouragement 😉

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  6. Wow! Congratulations!

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  7. Congratulations! That is amazing! And you continue to provide insightful and encouraging posts! Thank you for sharing your gift with the rest of us!

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  8. Thank you, Bridget! I am pretty amazed by it myself. It’s been quite a journey. I’m grateful that people are impacted by my posts in a positive way.

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