Would Jesus blog?
Do you hear it?
All that screaming, sobbing, and yelling? Not to mention kicking and throwing things? That’s me—being dragged into the twenty-first century and… into the world of blogging and social networking.
It’s not that I’m opposed to technology. I love my electronic gadgets as much as the next woman—OK, maybe a little more, if truth be told. And I’m all about the truth except when I’m making up stories.
Since my first release in almost five years (PURSUED) was just published I’ve learned the value of a blog. So many sweet and kind bloggers have had me as their guest, and it’s been a good thing.
But still…I resisted having my own blog.
I have a website (www.lillianduncan.net) and even have “friends” but blogging?? It’s not for me. After all what would I say? Why would anyone want to hear what I have to say? Wouldn’t it take away too much time from my writing?
But then I read a book, How I Sold 1 Million EBooks In 5 Months. John Locke assured me I must have a blog along with a website, friends, and tweets. And he gave me permission to only blog when I really have something to say—not every day or even every week!
But…but…but…I don’t want to. There’s not enough time in the day as it is.But I do want to sell a million copies of PURSUED. (www.whiterosepublishing.com )
Why do I want to sell a million copies? The answer might seem obvious. It’s all about the money, right? Wrong.
Sure, I won’t complain about some extra cash in my pocketbook, but for me writing has never been about the financial rewards. If that were true, I would have been better off getting a part-time job at a fast food restaurant for the past sixteen years-it would have paid better!
Writing is about entertaining others while sharing the truths I’ve learned through a lifetime of experiences-good and bad. Writing is about sharing the impact God has had on my life in the form of stories.
Jesus taught many profound principles using stories better known as parables. He knew how to entertain and teach at the same time. He knew his audience and how to hook them. He had a message and he wanted as many people to hear that message as possible.
In Bible times that meant standing on a hill and talking to the crowds, going into the synagogues with his stories, and sending his “friends” out to spread his message.
Mmm…sounds like Jesus would have embraced blogging, tweeting, friending, linking, and whatever else comes along in order to get his message out. Maybe, I should do the same.
Aaaahhhh. Ok, one last scream…and here I am…in the twenty-first century.
Now, about my new book! Here’s what one reader had to say about PURSUED. Jamie A writes on Amazon.com: I loved this book. I did not want to put it down and hated to see it end. It was like reading a Dean Koontz novel only with an inspirational twist.
Wow! What a nice thing to say. Thanks, Jamie A.
Here’s the blurb on the back cover:
Reggie Meyers has spent her life pursing the American Dream, but now she’s the one being pursued— by an unknown killer. Putting her trust in Dylan Monroe, a man she barely knows, will either be the best decision she ever made or the last.
Reggie’s a big city lawyer and Dylan’s a country farmer. In the normal course of events, their lives would never intersect but some accidents just aren’t meant to be avoided. When Reggie crashes into Dylan, it makes a bad day even worse or so she thinks. Dylan, on the other hand, is intrigued by the feisty lady lawyer and wrangles a way to spend a bit more time with her by offering to drive her home after the accident. And so the journey that will change both their lives begins…
If you like reading suspense, I think you’ll enjoy the book.
God Bless and Good Reading!
I resonate with your beginning reluctance a lot! What a job you’ve done though. It’s fab and yes, Jesus blogged with parables don’t you think?
Thanks so much!
Great job, Lil. I could have written this blog; I’ve resisted and resisted and someday soon, I think I’ll enter the blogosphere. I enjoyed reading your post, and now I have to go to Amazon and check out your book, Pursued.
Thanks Tamara. I hope you stop by again.
Hey Lil, looks like a good day to kick off a blog. Like you I’ve been reluctant to start blogging but finally bit the bullet. You’re still ahead of me though. I don’t have the tweet thing going yet.
It’s a lot to learn, that’s for sue!
Congratulations on taking the plunge, Lillian. I was like you in thinking I wouldn’t have the time or the interest in blogging, but I’ve come to enjoy it. Have fun!
Very nice, Lil! A good start.
I have to agree. Jesus would blog. And I’m sure he would friend anyone who asked him. I just have a feeling he wouldn’t obsessively check to see how many friends he had or how many followers, as so many of us writerly types are tempted to do.
Too many things to do and not enough time to do them!
Lil, great post. It’s not so much that I resist blogging, but it takes a lot of my time. I dread certain aspects of marketing, but am gritting my teeth (mentally) to do it. Oh, the joy of writing!! 🙂 Good start!