My blog is officially 4 years old today. After 400 of posts over the past 4 years, it has been fun to see how the blog has changed, grown, and become what it is today. This blog wasn’t the first time I had blogged. I had a livejournal back in the day and even blogged while I was an intern for a short season. But four years ago, I decided to venture back into blogging.
Here was my first paragraph I wrote on rjgrune.com:
I’ve thought about blogging for a while now; I’ve struggled with the idea of why I’d do something like that, wondered if I’m arrogant to think that anyone would care what I have to think, and ultimately put my reservations aside and decided to go for it. Since I have spent a lot of time trying to decide if I would blog, I figured I should share my thoughts going into it.
When I started blogging, I initially blogged primarily about youth ministry and technology, occasionally adding in some random theology posts. At that point, I would’ve considered my blog primarily a youth ministry blog and also a way to promote some of my app development work.
I blogged because I wanted to, had no strategy, and slowly began to have people reading and interacting with what I wrote.
Now, four years later, this blog has grown up a little bit. I’m still motivated by my love for writing and sharing my ideas. And I still love the things that I have previously spent a ton of time blogging about.