All of you who know her also know my wife has been blogging everyday for a couple of years now. She hasn’t missed a day since the last time we lost our connection, even though we don’t have one now.
Quite a trick, eh? Well, all of you who faithfully read her blog and don’t miss her posts have a bit of a surprise coming.
You wouldn’t have her to read if not for me.
That’s right. The same person who hasn’t missed a day of blogging in so long even when she has to steal bandwidth to do it – didn’t want to blog at all. I had to convince her to blog.
It wasn’t easy, either. First, I had to convince her it was easy. Second, I had to convince her she didn’t have to have anything interesting to say. (And how.) Third, I had to convince her she’d like it if she just tried it.
It took time, but I finally did. Now, her blog stats make mine look like a merry-go-round at Six Flags. She exceeds me in every category, except maybe comments. She hasn’t figured out how to elicit comments from her visitors yet. She has, however, mastered the art of dragging traffic accidentally to her site. It’s incredible how many hits she gets.
But those hundreds (yes, hundreds) of visitors wouldn’t even have her to read if I hadn’t worked so hard to convince her it wasn’t a waste of time to blog. Her world isn’t the same anymore. It’s not the first time I’ve changed her view of the world. She’s not the same Christian she was when I met her either. She’d never heard words like “hermeneutics” and “apologetics” before. I startled her and shocked her and taught her about things like dispensationalism, exegesis, and textual and historical criticism.
Not to break my arm patting myself on the back, but the person I married is a far cry from the person I’m married to. And I’m a big part of that.
What about you? What major influence have you had on a person? a corner of the cyberverse? the world? When did you end up having more impact than you ever imagined? Have you ever created a monster without meaning to?
Sound off, and I hope y’all had a great weekend.
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