Since the MBT Ponderers blog began in July 2010, we've had over 400 posts, 169 followers and close to 95K pageviews.
But you know what? That's not good enough for us.
We don't want to settle. We're writers. And we're women. And we have something to say.
Within our group dynamic, we have celebrated many successes and mourned with one another over losses. Since October 2009, different Ponderer sisters have:
- signed with reputable literary agents.
- signed book contracts for the first time.
- won the My Book Therapy Frasier award.
- won the ACFW Carol award.
- graduated college with a doctorate.
- remarried and started over in a new state.
- moved across country.
- overcome a traumatic illness.
- given birth to a first child.
- buried loved ones.
- changed careers.
As you can see, change has been an integral part of our lives.
For that reason, we determined our blog needs to change too. Beginning today, we will be posting on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
But most importantly, we want to write posts that are relevant to our core audience--women like us who are juggling family, careers, writing and life. Our new theme will be Simply Pondering.... and the topics will be those relevant to women. You can expect to read posts on budgeting, recipes, homeschooling, parenting children with special abilities, gardening, childcare, helping children cope with tragedy, finding balance between work and home, keeping that spark alive in your marriage, dating, etc.
Change isn't always easy. But it's so necessary to grow.
Change can be overshadowed by a fear of the unknown. We need to step into the water and wade away from shore in order to discover the blessings God has in store for us. Courage and change go hand in hand. We need the first to do the second. Will you wade with us?
Your Turn: What topics would you like us to blog about? What changes have you been through recently? How have those changes been a blessing in your life?
Married over 20 years to her own real-life hero, Lisa Jordan and her hubby have 2 college-aged sons. By day, she's an early childhood educator. By night, she writes contemporary Christian romances for Love Inspired. Her debut novel, Lakeside Reunion, won the 2012 Carol award for short contemporary romance. Her second novel, Lakeside Family, released in August 2012. In her free time, she enjoys reading, chick flicks, crafting and NCIS. Visit her at www.lisajordanbooks.com.