Who is my reader? Hmm… I have been thinking about that this morning sense my day 4 assignment from WordPress in Basic Fundamentals in Blogging, is to figure out my reader and who I am trying to reach? While finishing up my 20 minute Jillian Michaels 30 day shred workout, oh and I must add, I have been working on this 30 day shred workout for about 6 years! Lol, I actually used this video “religiously” after my second baby was born to lose the 60 lbs. I had gained while pregnant! This isn’t a plug for you to go out and buy it, but it does work! Now, I just use it as part of a regular work out routine when I don’t get a run in or I feel like I have gained a couple pounds that I don’t enjoy looking at in the mirror, basically just to stay fit.
Getting back on topic, I thought there are a couple different kinds of readers I would like to reach. Of course, I would like to reach those like minded individuals because that is “safe“, but I would also like to reach the “unbelievers“, or people who are “on the fence” or not sure what they believe or have been struggling with faith. Or, like in my case, I have always been a believer but there were a lot of things I didn’t understand or was quite frankly, just ignorant about. I never took the time to study His word until recently. I also grew up reciting prayers with no meaning. Yes, said them, probably everyday but I din’t even know what I was saying, I just said them because that is what I was supposed to do. We had to memorize prayers as children for our catechism classes or face being embarrassed if we didn’t know them. How about breaking them down for us, so we could understand what we were saying?
As an adult, I have chosen to go to many different kinds of churches. Being a military family we are forced to search for a new church family with every move. We have found some great churches out there and non of them have been the same denomination, but they have all taught the word of God in a way my family and I can relate to and find some understanding. Finding the right one, has taken us, during one move in particular, 10 different churches within a matter of 3-6 months to find that “right one”. But when you find it, you just know. Our most recent move, from Texas to Ohio has found to be the easiest transition to a church family that we have had yet. We only had to attend 2! Check them out at www.4cumc.org . Their slogan is “a church without walls” now, isn’t that inviting? We have made bigger non-denominational churches our church family a couple times in the past and those have been great and we got out of them what God wanted us to get out of them at the time, until He moved us on. This church has been great for every member of my family in some way and that is comforting. My oldest daughter, who is 11 said, ” I kind of like this smaller church feel and I like that a lot of the members are old people, I like talking to them, they are so nice!”
So, I guess if I were to try and pinpoint “a reader”, I don’t think I could pick one, I would like to reach all different kinds of people out there, not just ones who are already followers of Jesus but also those on a journey to find that path. Like the slogan made by “my church”, I would like my blog to be ” a blog without judgement”