My blog is changing. I don’t know to what yet, but it is.
I’m sure this happens to writers and content creators as things in their life changes. And I suppose I’m not immune to it.
The reason I started blogging had less to do with creating an audience and writing content, but sharing resources. In our digital world, it’s been difficult for me to keep track of the digital things I use. Sure I’ve got hard drives of storage, but it’s difficult to trace the source of those resources sometimes. Hence a blog. It was a way for me to digitally link to the resources I used (i.e. YouTube videos, links, etc.). Along the way I started sharing things that I did in ministry with children and middle school students: games, stories, curriculum, etc. Then I started thinking about parenting and sharing stories of my kids and other resources I came across. This blog here @ jeremymavis.com became an eclectic sort of topics and categories, all with one thing in common: me.
I tried to streamline and focus on things from time to time, but I didn’t want to depart from why I had started blogging in the first place and I wanted to be able to post what I wanted. I didn’t want to have to post things to meet the needs of my audience.
But an audience this blog does have. There are typically over 100 pageviews a day on this site and an average of 50 visitors a day. So this site does get some traffic. And mainly that traffic is looking for Bible story content and games, which is pretty cool!
I don’t know how this blog will look in a year, but I have recently taken over a children’s ministry site that has great potential for connecting, resourcing and training people who disciple kids: Wesleyan Kids. So most of the posts that I would have wrote on this blog regarding children’s ministry and its companions will appear over there. So I imagine what will appear here are stories of things I learn from my children and the parenting process as well as things I’m learning as a disciple of Christ myself (which is a lot lately).
I will probably highlight some of my posts from Wesleyan Kids on this site as appropriate. We’ll see. I don’t know.
This has been an ambiguous post, I know. Sorry about that. I just wanted to let whoever reads this post (and this blog) know what is going on with me a slight window into what the future holds for jeremymavis.com.
Stick around, though… it might be kinda fun!