Your name: Sharon Abraham
Name of your blog: Simple Musings
Blog URL: www.simple-musings.com
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Let’s get to know YOU:
Tell us a little bit about yourself (mini bio):
What do you do outside of blogging (think school or work): I love to read new books and travel as much as I can!
What do you like to do on your down time? My down time consists of finding new reads and journaling.
What’s the purpose of your blog? The purpose of my blog is to share stories of how Jesus is working in my life to refine me in my day to day life through teaching and other experiences.
How would you describe your blogging style? It is definitely a narrative type of blogging. I believe the best way to connect and engage with people is through stories.
When did you start blogging? I officially started in September 2016, but I have been more consistent in blogging since December 2016.
What inspired you to start blogging? Since being in school and work took most of my time, I wanted to do something that I would enjoy and that would serve as my outlet through both of these ventures.
What’s the biggest change in your life since you started blogging? I’ve noticed the importance of identifying how God is working in my life, in the small and big ways. Through ordinary experiences I eventually share on the blog, I am able to see how God perfectly orchestrated it to teach and grow me!
- Short term: I would like to engage with other women and their stories.
- Long term: I would like to serve as an author in a women’s ministry.
If you could start blogging all over again, what would you do differently? I would definitely take more time to do my research about blogging and get as much advice as possible. I feel as if I just jumped into blogging without any planning. In one way, it was great. On the other hand, I know there are some pieces of blogging that I haven’t been exposed to/haven’t mastered.
How do you motivate yourself to continue blogging? I continue blogging because it is something I enjoy. Every Tuesday and Thursday serves as a treat for me.
What attributes has helped you become a successful blogger? I think my willingness to go out and start something like this has allowed me to become a successful blogger, in my opinion.
How have you tried to increase your blog traffic? Which way has been the most successful? I’ve tried to increase my blog traffic through consistency. The most successful way has been to share powerful stories because it allows people to feel and connect in some fashion or form.
What’s your favourite social media platform and why? Instagram! It is such a visual platform and it probably best meets the way I learn and engage with ideas.
Most of your traffic comes from which social media platform? Instagram.
What’s your favourite blogging group on Facebook? By His Grace Bloggers
Do you have a freebie for your readers? If so, what is it? Do we need to subscribe to receive it?
What’s your greatest win so far with blogging? My greatest win so far with blogging is blogging in general. I am proud of how far I have come and everything that’s going to happen.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve so far with blogging? I’ve learned that competition is not healthy in an environment such as this, but it’s an easy trap to fall into. At the same time, I’ve also learned that God has gifted each individual in a different way. Each individual has a role in the Kingdom, and we must be obedient to the call He has given us.
Has blogging surprised you in any way? If so, how? It’s surprised me with how many bloggers there are! I found a whole new world [cue Aladdin ;)] with blogging and I love it!
How often do you publish a post? I publish every Tuesday and Thursday.
Have you had writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome it? Through prayer! I ask the Lord what He wants me to write about and I wait expectantly.
Do you have a blogging schedule? Daily theme? Please share! Tuesdays are #teachertalktuesday and Thursdays are #thoughtsonathursday
Have you guest posted for someone? I haven’t, but I am wanting to!
Do you accept guest posts? If yes, tell us about it! Yes! I’ve had a photographer friend post on my site, along with one of my friends share a testimony.
Have you made money from blogging? If so, how? No, I haven’t.
Who’s your favourite blogger before you started blogging and why? (Name and blog URL) – This is actually a variety of bloggers housed on one site! – Proverbs 31 Ministries: http://proverbs31.org/
What type of blogs are you interested in reading and why? Anything about teaching and Jesus! These two worlds are my favorite and when they’re combined? Even better. 🙂
Give advice to someone who wants to start blogging: Do your research, find your niche, and dream big!
Tell us one thing your readers don’t know about you: I dream of traveling the world, engaging in women’s ministry, and sharing my experiences on the blog!
Anything else you’d like to share with us? Go for it!!! Don’t be afraid to dream with the Lord!
Leave a message for your readers: Thank you! It has been a joy to write and share my experiences with you.