Six Year Anniversary

Well, it’s official!

I don’t even know how to explain this journey! But, I will try…

What started off as speaking the truth about porn and spiritual leadership has turned into giving you something to Stu over with every day struggles.

For the first four years, I’ll be honest, I almost quit several times. Numbers depressed me… because well there really wasn’t any. Here I was pouring out my heart and it seemed like no one was listening.

I had less than 100 followers and not even a tenth were reading my post and a tenth of them might like a post and leave a comment.

In 2014 The Happy Quitter, nominated me for The Very Inspiring Blog Award. That helped a little in getting my name out there, but it still wasn’t what I felt it should be.

I took about a one year break a few years back. It felt good, but I missed writing. I missed sharing and offering hope.

So I returned to my blog and did a month of daily inspirational posts, which I plan on doing again this December as well! It was fun and set the stage for me truly writing again.

And then last year God moved!

God has truly blessed me in the past year and a half bringing into my life some of the most amazingly talented, supportive and loving blogging friends a guy could ask for.

Heck, He even started a blogger prayer group this year! Another blessing!

And yes, my numbers have skyrocketed compared to last year with close to 450 followers and more like and comments in one day than used to get in a full year.

The likes are genuine and comments come from the heart. I thank you all for that!!!❀

There are a few things that I have learned since I started.

One is staying true to yourself. Even though my blog has changed from what it started out as…it is actually better and more sincere and well…me.

Another thing is that Numbers Lie. God has this all planned out…don’t sweat the numbers.

And another thing…is to follow other bloggers. Comment on the posts that touch your heart. Build those friendships!

Lastly, if you are a Christ follower, offer hope. This world and the church need it badly!

As the anniversary is here I would like to share some posts with you that you may have missed over the years…

2013…

Am I Good Enough

2014…

Returning Home: A Prodigal Story

Dear Porn Star: Please Forgive Me This one come with a warning for reader discretion. I don’t mince my words on this one. (Year after year it is still the most read post)

2015…

There Is Power In The Blood: A Missed Teachable Moment

2016…

Do Not Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger

What Does Love Mean?

2017…

Don’t Allow The C Word To Keep You From Your Potential

Dear Parents, We Are Failing Our Kids

2018…

Things Seen Cannot Be Unseen

3.2.1. Quote Me! Love

I hope you enjoy going back and reading some of my older posts.

And I thank you ALL for making my 6th year on WordPress such a blessing!

God Bless,

Stu

55 thoughts on “Six Year Anniversary”

  1. PTL! Congrats on 6 years! God has used you mightily! And I am sure He will continue!
    The world has so much filth. It needs more faith! It needs more God!
    God wants us to keep reaching out to others, just as He still does! ❀
    God loves you, Stu! He has faith in you!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. God bless you Stu! What amazing advice for us bloggers. I will try my best to continue to share hope. I will also come back later on to read some of your older posts. Thank you! πŸ€—

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Congratulations on your great accomplishment of 6 years! You do such an amazing job lifting the spirit of others so we are all blessed to have you with us!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Congratulations on reaching the 6 Years of Blogging on WordPress.com !! Very well done Stu and proud of you. God has brought you out of that deep trough you fell into back than. He has turned you into a good pure hearted and pure souled person he trusts. Keep blogging Stu !!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯
    You’re an inspiration, that’s all my heart wants to tell you this morning. So continue to inspire!
    God bless you dear friend. Continue to be His hands and feet!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Congratulations on six years!! This was so encouraging to read and I’m very thankful to be one of your followers! Your posts always come up at just the right time. Here’s to six more years!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Happy Blogaversary, Stu! I’m glad I found you because you have been such an encouragement to me. I hope that you continue to grow in the Lord and prosper as you teach others about His truth. God bless you!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. What a great honor Stu!!!!
    Happy Six Anniversary to you!
    It’s know doubt God has used you to touch the lives of many for his Glory!!! You are a great author and writer, who is unique and genuine, which makes you quite special! I so grateful our paths have crossed and to call you friendπŸ’œπŸ™πŸ’œ
    Yonnie

    Liked by 1 person

          1. You go to the post you want to link to and copy the the whole URL. Then you got back to the post you are writing, in edit mode, and highlight…say Sixth Anniversary…hit the link icon. It will pull up a box, there you paste the URL you copied and hit save. Then update your post.
            It’s not hard just time consuming if you use a phone like I do.

            Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh, Yonnie…thank you so much for this! I am blessed to call you friend πŸ’œ

      I have heard and read stories from those he has touched and even called to salvation through this little blog of mine and His. And with every single one I tear up and ask why use me Lord. Now, I’m crying…the Lord always says because you are mine and you have chosen

      God bless you Yonnie!!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.