An Exclusive Interview with Me
God Speaks Today can now be found on the Five Minutes For Moms Directory. As part of this grand initiation, the lovely ladies there snagged an exlusive interview with me. It sounds like they came to my beachfront home while I sat cross-legged on my couch and sipped tea. In reality, I filled out an on-line questionnaire at midnight in my bed. And I live in a beach-front home only in my wildest imagination.
So, here it is…everything you ever wanted to know about moi.
Sandy, Why do you blog?
Because after years of journaling, I figured God wanted me to share some of the things He was teaching me with someone else. Besides, my journal never left me encouraging comments.
When did you start blogging?
What do you blog about?
With rare exception, I tie each and every post in some way to hearing God’s voice. I love to give vulnerable and honest examples from my own life to show how God can speak to anyone–even the simple-minded–if we have a humble heart towards Him. On Fridays, I always talk about fitness and nutrition. I’m a health nut and I love to inspire others to be healthy, too.
Do you have any advice for blogging newbies?
Yes! Here are some things I wish I knew from the beginning:
1. Write good content.
2. Write often.
3. Read and comment on other blogs.
4. Respond to your commenters
5. Say it simply
6. Always look for ways to improve your writing and your blog, either in content or in presentation.
Do you like to chat with your visitors through comments?
I try in some way to respond to all my visitors who comment. I realize that may not always be possible, but for now, it is, and I enjoy the community.
Do any of your family or off-line friends read your blog?
Only by force. Sometimes I drug them.
When and where do you blog?
Whenever the children are sleeping and wherever they are not.
How much time per day/week do you spend writing and reading blogs?
Probably 10-20 hours per week??? Yikes!
How did you first hear about blogging?
When I began blogging, the only blog I read was Lysa TerKeurst’s. I was so inspired by her daily writing that I decided I could do the same thing. Just not as well.
What was the first blog you ever read?
What inspires you?
Watching my children. Time in the Word of God. Exercising outside. Music of all kinds. A good cup of coffee. The ocean. Relationships. Silence.
How has blogging impacted your life?
Blogging has radically changed my life in countless ways. First, it has given me a writing venue through which I have literally reached people around the world. It has caused me to become more disciplined and serious about my writing. It has helped me find my writing voice. It has opened up a world of new relationships with some of the most precious people I know.
Congratulations on this wonderful interview Sandy. Way to go girl. I love your transparency and your sense of humor that you always seem to bring to your blogging. I'm proud of you and so glad to know you through our blogs and especially Fitness Friday. I pray that more people will discover God Speaks Today and fall in love with you as a sister in Christ as I have.
Hugs to you,
I enjoyed getting to know you a little better.
Glad I dropped by this morning; have a great week in Motherhood!
I love your attention grabbing title! I like your voice. Write on!
They forgot to ask if you are an awesome bloggy mentor in which you could've answered a big YES. You got me started blogging and told me I'd get hooked.
And you were right.
Medication does help but I never felt drugged or forced when I read your postings 🙂 SSHHH, remind me to delete the family emails!! Really, I look forward to reading "my aunt's" writings and take a moment for me!
This is a really good interview. I enjoy your blog very much. I stop by often; I don't always (or even often) comment, but I do read.
Sorry to leave a comment unrelated to your most recent post, but I was put in touch with your blog through Tyler (Titus 2:3-5). I just lost my son Deklan aged 4 months to a metabolic disorder and reading Noah's story made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.