I find that the most rewarding part of blogging is actually guest blogging because not only do you put yourself out there as a writer and expand your audience, but you also get to experience writing for a specific topic/purpose/audience that may be different than the ones you normally write for or about.
This past week I was approached by a blogger to submit a piece specific for her blog audience of millenials (born in the range of years from 1985-1994) talking about real struggles faced by real millennials. As I was included in this age group, I had no trouble brushing off a certain post I had kept to myself – one with raw emotion that delved into the deepest darkest part of my life. And, to think that it was just sitting in a file on my computer waiting for this particular opportunity to be aired out… amazing and incredibly astounding that of all the people she could have asked, she chose to approach me and I happened to have the perfect post ready to go…
I believe God works in mysterious ways for reasons beyond my understanding. And if even one life can be changed, one perspective enlightened, by my post – I will be more than thrilled. As my post is boardering on shattering sterotypes and stigma around menta health, I believe it will do more to help others than anything else I have ever written or done.
Do you have a favorite blog to read? Do you ever wish you could contribute to it, too? I encourage you to put yourself out there. Comment and say you are interested in doing so. You never know whose lives you will touch and improve with the power of your words!
Go forth and work together to make a difference!