**NOTE** Not only is today National Star Wars day – May the Fourth be with you – it is also the one year anniversary of mickholt.com. I have learned a lot over the last year but still struggle with some questions – as you’ll read below. Thank you, to everyone that reads PADAG regularly, has read in the past or will be reading this for the first time – I hope you find something of value here and if so, I would love if you joined in – or started – the conversation below. Be blessed and I look forward to building this community.
Y’all keep the acorn spinnin’
Ecclesiastes 3: 1- 8 (KJV)
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
I am not one usually given to dramatics – so instead of a bunch of fanfare and meaningless sentimentality I am announcing that I have decided to change the direction and overall tenor of “Pick a Direction and Go!”
I will be laying low for a couple weeks, maybe a month, to do some soul searching and brainstorming to figure out the direction mickholt.com will be taking.
All for the better – I hope.
Roughly a year ago, on the advice of a good blogging friend, I made half the jump from hosted to self-hosted blog. I had spent a couple years at BlogSpot, on Google and felt it was time to get my own dot com. I chose to that as the cost of self-hosting seemed steep for someone that did not have anything to sell or anyway to recoup any of those funds – so I paid for “mickholt.com” and decided to let WordPress.com host and see how things went
The results have been a mixed bag of super highs and extreme lows – the life of a blogger I suppose. I have had several posts get great response and some, well, not so much – which is fine. It has helped me to see a couple things. For one, I can write any topic – I don’t fear the dreaded topic and two, there are things I seem better suited to tackle than others so that is one of the indicators I plan to look at over the next couple weeks.
PADAG was originally intended as a way to help people that were dragging their feet or struggling to find God’s will for their life. Not all of my posts have fulfilled that criteria but more often than not my posts have had, what I considered to be, a solid picture at least that God is in control, has a plan and that sometimes we need to get out of HIS way and let him work through us – all while doing our part.
Unfortunately it is not resonating with people the way I had hoped.
OK, well, as was pointed out to me earlier today change is often difficult but necessary in blogging as well as in life. You don’t have to be an adventurer to make a change in your life, work or something as insignificant as a blog you just have to be willing to take the first step.
Similar to our faith walk with Jesus. He’s waiting for us to trust him and step towards him. You don’t have to turn around to find him – he’s right in front of you. You just have to take the first step – you’ll find he’ll already be running to you when you do.
It’s almost like I cannot help myself.
Will a change in direction for PADAD – which will include a name change, though it will still be at mickholt.com – produce the results I want?
Don’t know but I have to try. Otherwise I am not being true to myself and that can obviously be seen and felt in my writing.