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The fruit of 7 years of blogging

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I've been blogging almost every day for seven years. For a few months now I've sensed that it's time to change things up – maybe take a break or blog less. I haven't figured it out. Seven years is a lot of time invested – time to take stock of the fruit. I'm going to start he…
By Seth Barnes

Seth in Haiti 1I've been blogging almost every day for seven years. For a few months now I've sensed that it's time to change things up – maybe take a break or blog less. I haven't figured it out.

Seven years is a lot of time invested – time to take stock of the fruit. I'm going to start here and maybe you can help me. I'll add some of your comments here in the body of this post later this afternoon.

Fruit of this blog
1. For a while, we had a pretty good community going. We used this as a forum to counsel people. People I'd never met like Carol Chambers in London, Gabe & Heidi Landes in Dayton, and Kenny Sacht in Boise took the lead with this.

2. Blog posts like God, I'm So Sorry and Delhi orphanages have given tens of thousands of people a chance to connect with God and what he's doing on the earth.

3. The blog provoked people to change. Teri Frana changed everything in her life to follow God in helping other people dream his dreams.

4. Allie Lousch sold her home, moved to Gainesville, married Howard, and began to really start living as a free person.

5. I got to know Joe Bunting, introduced him to my daughter, and he moved to Gainesville and became her husband and my son-in-law and collaborator in many ways. The Write Practice as a platform is now much bigger than this blog.

6. The blog was a way for Jeff Goins and I to interact about ideas. He became my chief collaborator on a number of key projects like the development of the Adventures marketing team, story-telling team, and Kingdom Dreams. His blog has a much bigger reach than does this one.

7. It's been a source of encouragement and connection for a lot of friends. People like Butch Maltby, who almost died multiple times and needed prayer. And people like Gail Ball, whose son Andru did die and we prayed for him to be raised.

8. It was a place of bereavement for heroes like Sarah Buller and Craig Gallegos.

9. We encouraged Kenny Sacht to start Wipe Every Tear. The fruit of that ministry is already amazing.

10. We mobilized to help people after Katrina and Haiti and for the AIDS crisis in Swaziland.

11. Through the blog, I met people like Uche in Nigeria/S. Sudan and Emmanuel in Pakistan and we partnered together.

12. We helped launch the World Race.

I'm going to stop for the moment as I have to go to work now. If the blog has born some fruit for you, I'd like to hear about it. It may help us figure out where it needs to go in the future.

Thanks for the memories.

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