I want to thank you for your interest in waylonbailey.com. Last month marks the first anniversary of my blog. Many of you have been a part of the blog from the very beginning. Thank you–both long-termers and rookies–for being willing to read, comment, and share the blog.
I have enjoyed interacting with folks all over the country and around the world. I especially appreciate those of you who know me only from the blog. This has been the unexpected joy of writing.
Some of you will remember how I began this adventure. For several years, I have written my Lifeapps which go out every Monday to members of my local congregation. That experience propelled me toward beginning my website. After times of prayer, I simply felt led to begin.
Three people need special thanks. Jay Johnston encouraged me to write the Monday morning devotional and Jay Sigl has facilitated its sending as well as helping me with technical issues with mailing lists, etc.
My son-in-law, Chris Mizell, secured my domain name for me years ago and encouraged me to do something with it. He then set up my WordPress site last year. As they say, the rest is history. Actually, I initially intended to write about three times a week. Before long, I enjoyed the experience so much that I increased the number of days a week. Now, I write daily and enjoy it very much.
Please click here to read my post from early on in which I attempted to give my reasons for writing.
If you read the previous mentioned post, you noted my first and last reasons. First, I truly felt led to begin the blog. It does take time and effort, but I feel led to continue. Second, this gives me an opening with some people (all 50 states and 40+ foreign countries) I can’t experience in any other way. Strangely, the blog also has opened doors to people who live around me and to people in my own congregation. Waylonbailey.com allows me to minister to many people in the only way they feel comfortable.
Thank you for your loyalty and help. Please help me spread the word by sending helpful posts to your circles of friends, family, and co-workers. Encourage them to subscribe and participate.
Tomorrow, I’ll give you personal observations about the kind of posts you really like. It will tell you something about yourself!