Sunshine Blogger Award

April 25, 2019

I was nominated by Jackie. I am so thankful to be nominated for this award. You can find her blog here.

She and I recently connected on Twitter and Instagram. I highly recommend you read her blog.

Jackie’s Questions

  1. Why did you start blogging? I began this blog in April 2015 with one post but did not write again until September 2015 when I found myself without a ministry position (a voice to proclaim God’s truth). Over a period of months, I discovered that people connected with my straightforward thoughts about faith and the church. God was using this outlet, and I had no clue what I was doing.
  2. What is your favorite blog post you’ve written and why? This post is my favorite because it was not only my most viewed, but many people agreed with statements I made. My goal was not to be controversial but helpful. I believe you will agree. Click here.
  3. Do you have a post that you hesitated hitting publish on? All the ones I hesitated to post are still in my drafts. Some of them are almost as old as the blog itself. I still revisit my drafts to see if God will allow me to proceed with some of these.
  4. Savory or sweet? Give an example of the perfect snack. Sweet and salty. My wife slips a little salt into most everything she cooks (including sweets). I love it!
  5. What is your blogging/post schedule? I have none. When God gives me a post, I publish it. Sometimes, I get on inspiration overload.
  6. What is your favorite social media platform and why? Twitter. Up until the end of last year, I found it very restricting. Now I have some pretty great interactions with people. God has even opened doors and used me to encourage some people along the way.
  7. Is there anything you wish you knew before you started your blog, besides the tech stuff? Honestly no. I love the fact that I was totally ignorant and God did something beyond my wildest dreams. I know it sounds crazy, but I would not change the journey.
  8. What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned from blogging? Blogging is so much more about the audience than the writer. I love connecting with people through my writing.
  9. Did your friends and family give you their support when you started your blog? Absolutely! My friends and family continue to cheer me on to this day.
  10. Have you ever been nominated for and/or won other blogging awards? I have. Sadly, this is the first time I have taken the time to answer the questions. I used to blog on my phone, but it is difficult to post things of this nature. I use my notebook computer now, so it is much easier.
  11. Are you, so far, proud and satisfied with your blog’s progress? I am satisfied with my blog’s progress, but I don’t want to stop here. So many people need encouragement, and God is still giving me content.

My Nominees:

  1. Shae (Shae’s Days)
  2. Riley (hopesongblog)
  3. Heather (Every Small Voice)
  4. Lily (Retrospective Lily)
  5. T. R. Noble (Inside Cup)
  6. Gracie M. (Gracie M.)
  7. John Eli (John Eli)
  8. Jonathan (Wandering with a Purpose)
  9. Patrick (SGM)
  10. Brandon (Brandon J. Adams)
  11. Jordan (http://godgoldoftheday.com)

My Questions:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. What is your favorite blog post you’ve written and why?
  3. How long do you edit or agonize over a post before you press “publish”?
  4. Writers’ personalities are often different than their writing portrays. How would you describe your personality?
  5. What is your favorite social media platform and why ?
  6. If you are willing to share your social media links/handles, what are they?
  7. What tools do you use to “beef up” your blog?
  8. What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned from blogging?
  9. What advice would you give to a prospective/new blogger?
  10. Have you ever been nominated for and/or won other blogging awards?
  11. Are you satisfied with your blog’s progress?

Happy Writing!

8 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Congrats Matt! Recognition well deserved. Attention to you is attention to God. And your nomination gives glory to God.
    -Alan

  2. I enjoyed reading your answers then got excited when I scrolled down and saw my name in the nominees! Thanks, Matthew! I loved the answer about the blogging community being about not just the writer but the community–so true. Keep up the awesome job! I often pray for God to bless my fellow bloggers’ ministries.

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