I have been asked the same question for several years, "When are you going to start blogging?" I have always had a lot of different answers. "I don't have time." "It's not my thing." "It's a passing fad." All true thoughts, but not the real reasons. Time to come clean.
The truth is, I have avoided getting into the BLOGosphere because:
1) I didn't think I had anything new to add.
There are already so many Kidmin bloggers out there like Sam Luce, Tony Kummer, Kenny Conley, Gina McClain, and others. I wasn't sure that ONE MORE VOICE was needed. I respect and read what all of these Kidmin bloggers share on a weekly basis, and I wasn't sure I had anything unique to add to the amazing stuff they were already sharing.
2) I was afraid.
I have to admit, I thought things like "What if no one reads it?" "What if it stinks?" "What if I run out of things to say?" I allowed all of these thoughts and feelings to keep me from stepping out into unknown territory. Ever been there?
3) I was procrastinating.
I was allowing myself to put off and postpone something that I really felt I should do. I figured, "I will blog - SOME DAY." The problem is - as I was reminded by a recent movie quote - "SOME DAY is a code word for NEVER." We say "some day" because we never really intend to take the leap of faith and just DO IT.
So, that time is over. I am now jumping in with both feet. However, I am planning to do things a little differently. I plan to use this blog not as a place to write about the things that I want to say - but, rather write about the things that YOU want to hear.
I have been blessed to be involved in Kids Ministry for nearly 20 years. In that time, I have been blessed with many successes, and fallen on my face more times than I can count. Through the highs and lows, mountains and valleys, successes and failures - I have learned many lessons.
I want to use this blog to answer questions from other fellow Kids Ministry leaders and volunteers. I want you to submit questions about areas you are struggling with, are curious about, or need answers for. EVERYTHING is open and fair game.
Each week, I will choose one question to answer here on the blog. Be sure to subscribe and submit. If your question is chosen, you will receive credit as well as a store credit to use in our High Voltage Kids Ministry web store.
So, thanks to all of you who encouraged me to do this. Your prayers and support were felt and needed. Here we go! Let's take this journey as a team - together!
- Brian Dollar
P.S. The winner of the $200 coupon code will be announced in my very next post! (sorry, the deadline to register and be eligible was midnight last night)