Christian Woman Blogger - A woman's hands typing on a laptop with coffee next to her and flowers on the desk

This page/post may contain affiliate links.  As an Amazon Associate, as well as an affiliate of other programs, this means if you purchase something using these links, I will receive a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you! For more detailed information, please visit our Affiliate Disclaimer page

Sharing is caring!

Starting a journey as a Christian woman blogger can be so exciting! You feel called to this writing ministry and have such wonderful ideas! You get your blog up and going and can’t wait to start promoting it!  Your excitement is through the roof!! Then you get on social media and Google and Pinterest and immediately begin to feel like…

Christian Woman Blogger - A woman's hands typing on a laptop with coffee next to her and flowers on the desk

 

A Little Fish In a Big Pond

As a new blogger, you are surrounded by other bloggers who have it all together! They have established relationships, promote each other’s posts and maybe even write for each other’s blogs! Maybe they help promote each other’s products!

 

These bloggers may seem to have this invisible circle that you can’t ever see yourself breaking into. You feel a bit like you did in high school; a wallflower looking at all the popular kids who surely won’t want to waste their time on a newbie.

 

The Comparison Trap

It is easy to fall into the comparison trap. You look at their numbers, how many followers, how many repins, how many monthly viewers on Pinterest and your heart sinks a little.

 

You feel unnoticed. Maybe you feel unwantedChristian Woman Blogger - Do You Feel Like a Little Fish In a Big Pond? 3 at times. Possibly you feel you try to get into the circle but it seems like you just can’t. You can feel like an outsider.

 

I know that feeling! As a fairly new Christian woman blogger myself, I know how it feels to look at the numbers of other bloggers and think you will never get to where they are. You think they somehow possess some special gift that you just don’t have.

 

And I felt that way when I was just 2 months into blogging! Seriously, I expected the same results in just two months!! Sounds crazy right?

 

Christian Woman Blogger – Blogging Experience

What new Christian woman bloggers can easily overlook is how long these other bloggers have been established. It is not that they have a special gift that you don’t; they will be the first ones to tell you that! What they DO have are longevity and experience!

 


 

It’s easy to see all the followers and re-tweets and re-pins they get, but what you don’t see, what the enemy doesn’t want you to see, are all the days, weeks and months they spent feeling just like you do. You don’t see all the tears they cried because they wrote the most AWESOME blog post ever, just to have 5 people visit it.

 

We don’t see the fights with spouses over hours spent staring at a laptop trying to craft the perfect pin! We don’t see the sleepless nights or the hours (and dollars) spent doing every training known to man!

 

 

Christian Woman Blogger -Siteground Web Hosting

 

 

 

Christian Woman Blogger: It’s Your Journey

It is easy to compare yourself to others but the reality is that their journey is not your journey. Remember, your journey in blogging, or any ministry for that matter, is what God has designed just for you! It is not going to look like anyone else’s!

 

Your journey in blogging is going to be unique to your strengths and your experiences in life and in your walk!

 

And your journey is going to progress at a pace unique to you as well.

 

Your goals are not the same as another blogger’s goals. So you will not walk the same walk!

 

 

The enemy wants you to play the comparison game. He wants you to look at those numbers and get discouraged and give up! The enemy wants you to believe that somehow these other bloggers just “have it” and you don’t. He wants you to think they just woke up one day, rolled out of bed and started this amazingly successful blog!

 


 

That is a lie! He will never show you everything that went into that success.

 

Rather than allowing him to discourage you, go to your fellow bloggers for encouragement. They will be willing to share with you all they have experienced in their blogging journey!

 

Christian Woman Blogger- Tailwind Visual Marketing Suite 

Christian Woman Blogger Community

What I DO know about the Christian blogging community is that it is a giving one. When you reach out for help, people WILL respond. If you ask for shares, you WILL get them (be sure to reciprocate when you do). And if you ask for advice, you will get it and you will get pointed toward training that might help you!

If you want the success they have, you have to be willing to put in the time as they did.

You have to be willing to do training as they did. If you ask for help and you are pointed toward booksChristian Woman Blogger - Do You Feel Like a Little Fish In a Big Pond? 5 or training, be willing to read or do some of them! You don’t have to spend a lot of money on them. In fact, there are some great free ones that I will list below.

Success at bloggingChristian Woman Blogger - Do You Feel Like a Little Fish In a Big Pond? 7 is not going to come by osmosis! It is work!!

 


 

Not Seeing Results

But what if you have done the work, done the training, and you still aren’t seeing the results you want?

 

Take comfort in the fact that it just takes time! It won’t happen tomorrow. You should start to see some improvement and as long as you are heading in the right direction, even if slowly, that is progress! But there is nothing wrong with your blog! It just takes time to get it out there in front of people.

 

Look at it like a marathon, not a sprint. It is better to build something on a solid foundation that will last rather than a flash that will quickly die out because you cannot maintain that pace.

 

Build On a Solid Foundation

A solid foundation will see you through slow times, tough times! The Word makes it clear that a solid foundation is always the best way!

Matthew 7:24-27 says:

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” NIV

 

Now, He wasn’t speaking of a blog of course but it is still good advice that applies to anything in life.

 

A solid foundation for your blog will see you through storms far better than a blog built hastily on the sand!

 

Seek God! Pray about what direction He has for your ministry and focus your eyes on Him, not other bloggers!

 

Be sure to check out my new sister site, Faithful CEOs, which features blog posts that are specific to Christian bloggers, and will have courses to help you grow and develop your blog or online business!

Faith bloggers…don’t forget to link up below!

 


 

Some other posts like ‘Christian Woman Blogger’ you might enjoy:

BLOGGING FOR BEGINNERS – WHY YOUR PINS ARE NOT BEING SHARED IN TAILWIND TRIBES

DON’T DESPISE SMALL BEGINNINGS

CHRISTIAN BLOGGING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS – 10 MISTAKES BLOGGERS MAKE

BLOGGING FOR BEGINNERS – INCREASE BLOG TRAFFIC WITH THESE 3 SKILLS

CHRISTIAN BLOGGERS WANTED! – 3 BENEFITS OF STARTING CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE BLOGS

CREATING PRODUCTS AS A BLOGGER

 

Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™

 


NOW IT’S TIME TO LINK UP!

WORTH BEYOND RUBIES’ WEEKLY WEDNESDAY LINK-UP

 

 

PARTY RULES:

1.) FOLLOW YOUR HOST VIA THEIR BLOG AND/OR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS (Not Mandatory but very much appreciated!)

2.) LEAVE 1-2 OF YOUR MOST RECENT CHRISTIAN LIVING POSTS ONLY. ANY DIY, CRAFTS, RECIPES, ETC.  WILL BE DELETED. WE ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DELETE POSTS THAT DON’T ALIGN WITH THE THEME

3.) VISIT 1-2 OTHER LINKS AND LEAVE A MEANINGFUL COMMENT!  PLEASE DON’T LINK AND RUN!

4.) ALL LINKS ARE RANDOMLY SORTED – FEEL FREE TO LINK AS EARLY OR AS LATE AS YOU’D LIKE. THE PLAYING FIELD IS EVEN!

5) JOIN US EACH WEEK FOR A NEW LINK UP!

Please grab our button and place on your site so others can join us!

(Just right click and choose ‘save image’)

Worth Beyond Rubies Weekly Wednesday Linkup

 

YOUR HOST

Worth Beyond Rubies Blog | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram
 
 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Christian Woman Blogger - Do You Feel Like a Little Fish In a Big Pond? 9

Diane is a wife and mom, a Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus) and yes, a blogger. In addition to owning Worth Beyond Rubies, she also co-owns other sites such as Faithful CEOs which helps Christian bloggers and businesses, Hot Flashy Faith which is a site for women over 40 and everything important to them, and Women of Worth Café another site for Christian women with Bible studies, devotions and the Jewish roots of the faith. Diane lives in BEAUTIFUL Northwestern Connecticut and when she is not blogging, you will find her spending time with her husband and kiddos out on their little mini-farm.

    57
    Leave a Reply

    avatar
    29 Comment threads
    28 Thread replies
    0 Followers
     
    Most reacted comment
    Hottest comment thread
    28 Comment authors
    Lauren Renee SparksRebecca HastingsmandieawmandieApril Recent comment authors

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

      Subscribe  
    newest oldest
    Notify of
    Michele Morin
    Guest

    Thanks for cheering us on!

    Laurie
    Guest

    Thank you so much for your very kind and useful tips for beginning bloggers. I am a fairly new blogger, and I still feel like I need a lot of guidance and support. One of the big surprises when I first began blogging was the generous and friendly blogging community. I pictured blogging as a lonely endeavor. I have “met” so many amazing writers through blogging. It is actually the best part of having a blog. So, yes, new bloggers, comment, follow, link up, get involved in your community!

    jenna | the urben life
    Guest

    What an awesome post!! It’s so important not to compare ourselves to others. I love connecting with other Christian bloggers. I don’t talk about my faith much over on my blog, but it is a huge part of my life!

    Ryan K Biddulph
    Guest

    Let go that comparison trip! I love this post Diane. We all have a different blogging journey. Honor that.

    Kristin Cook
    Guest

    Yes! Christian online community for the Christian Blogger is so important! And it is a long journey, but for the people who truly have a passion for blogging, I believe it will be worth it.

    Michelle
    Guest

    This is all so true! I keep in mind that God called me, therefore He qualified me to do what only I can do. Early on I got caught up in trying to appeal to everyone, but that’s insanity! Lol

    Carmen
    Guest

    Love this post! So much wisdom here! You are doing amazing things girl!

    Susan Landry
    Guest

    Your post hits a lot of truths that (like most truths) don’t always feel true. Which is why it’s important to keep reminding one another that they’re true! Thanks 🙂

    Gwen Thielges
    Guest

    A lot of wisdom in this post!! So important to just stay focused on what God is calling you to do and quit comparing! Thanks for the linkup opportunity too!

    Tamara
    Guest

    Wow I wish I could truly find the words to thank you for this blog post. I just posted yesterday on my Instagram not only about how we are more beautiful than rubies but how I was feeling down. Although I didn’t share WHAT I was feeling down it was because of everything you stated in this post. I am very new at this blogging thing and although I am loving it, it’s easy to get discouraged when you see how gradual your growth is when you also see how much has grown for others. But you put into perspective… Read more »

    Angie {Garden Spells}
    Guest

    I love your words of encouragement. I am mostly a garden blogger but I am a Christian and wanted to write more about it on my blog because the garden is truly where I feel more connected to God. So I am starting by just sharing my experiences, and God has worked in my life. I have found interestingly that many other Christian bloggers have found my blog through the gardening link-ups, which is pretty funny. Still, eventually I think I would like to have a few days a week dedicated to my Christian experience. By the way, thank you… Read more »

    Lisa notes
    Guest

    “Your journey in blogging is going to be unique to your strengths and your experiences in life and in your walk!” This is so true. Every blog I read (and I read a lot!) is as different as the person behind it. I’m glad!

    Angela Johnson
    Guest

    Diane, this post was exactly what I needed. I have been so guilty of looking at other bloggers stats and numbers, only to complain and whine to God about mine. Recently though, He convicted me of this, and revealed to me how prideful I had become over this ministry. It had become all about what I could do, who I could reach, how many likes I could get, and so on. I had completely left God out of it. I now pray more of Him and less of me in everything. I want His glory to shine not mine! Thank… Read more »

    Kristi Woods
    Guest

    So much beautiful encouragement here. I especially appreciate the links you’ve offered that have helped you, Diane. Because it’s definitely a journey, not a simple sprint. Thanks so much. I’ll be pinning this sweet puppy.

    Jennifer Love
    Guest

    Thanks for the encouragement! I am fairly new too and I agree that just having a few blogging friends that get you and may be just a little ahead of you has helped because most understand and want to be encouraging! Thanks for reminding us not to look at numbers but look to Him!

    Robert
    Guest

    Thanks for this! I’m not a new blogger Diane, but I still experience some of these very thoughts. Especially the comparison trap (but that happens with everything in life) and feeling like I’m not seeing results. I get impatient when things take a long time to blossom and I’m definitely someone who prefers instant results. I would almost prefer to be the hare (in the Tortoise and the Hare fable), who speeds through everything rather than doing everything slow and steady like the Tortoise. As long as I don’t lay down at the finish line before the end, which I… Read more »

    Helena Bergen
    Guest

    It’s like you were reading my mind! Thanks for the encouragement & the links for the training you’ve found helpful. I’m going to check them out. 🙂

    Deborah
    Guest

    Thank you for your informative post and your positive note with it. Love!

    Christine
    Guest

    I love this community! I have a dear friend who is a fantastic writer preparing to launch her blog next year. I’ve sent her this! Thank you for all you do to bless the Christian blogging community.

    Lureta
    Guest

    Thanks for this encouraging post! Blogging can be a lonely ministry at times. It can also be intimidating, especially if we play the comparison game. So grateful for those like yourself who cheer and encourage us forward!