Well folks, it’s officially been 48 days since my last post here on The Waugh Blog. I think it’s safe to say I’m finally back from paternity leave! 🙂 I’ve had so many reasons why to blog over the past month and a half when I realized I made excuse after excuse why not to blog. To be honest, I got sick of my excuses and realized excuses are like armpits. Everybody has them and they really stink.
Of course, my wife and I entered the world of parenting. Of course, I work two jobs and don’t sleep at night. Of course, I want to rest and relax at the end of the day.
But when it comes down to it, I just keep making… excuses.
I’ve discovered the fact that when you have a newborn baby in the house… social media & blogging drop significantly on the priority list..
— Josh Waugh (@joshwaugh1) September 21, 2013
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Over seven months ago, I began asking college students on Samford University‘s campus about an idea I had for a blog. I asked students about names, writing topics, what people would read and wouldn’t read, and even pitched the name The Waugh Blog to some. I asked all of these questions in preparation for a blog that I thought would only get a couple of readers.
I am proud to announce that since I began blogging, The Waugh Blog has received over 5,000 views!
When I blogged regularly (pre-baby, that is), The Waugh Blog averaged over 1,000 views a month. And yes, for pro-bloggers like Michael Hyatt, Seth Godin, and Paul Angone 1,000 views is easily achieved within minutes! But… if I would have stuck with my excuses as to why I shouldn’t blog…
I would have never created a blog that has been viewed in over 70 countries.
I would have never been a guest blogger for MORF Magazine, Student Life Inc., and FaithOnCampus.
I would have forfeited all the lives and conversations I have encountered through blogging.
None of that would have happened if I had stopped with my excuses.
If YOU Didn’t Make Excuses
If you didn’t make excuses, what would you be doing?
If you didn’t make excuses, how many more lives would be affected?
If you didn’t make excuses, when would you have started your dream?
In the Bible, Abraham’s excuse was he was too old.
Moses’ excuse was a speech impediment.
Jeremiah’s excuse was he was too young.
The Samaritan woman’s excuse was her sketchy past.
What’s your excuse? If you didn’t make excuses, imagine how God could use you.
Choose today to stop making excuses and go after what God has called you to do.
On a side note, if you have enjoyed reading The Waugh Blog or have any feedback, I would sincerely love to hear from you. Shoot me an email and let me know what you think! Any time I hear from someone, get an email of encouragement, or when you share my blog on Facebook, Twitter, or by email with someone else, I am honored and take it as the highest compliment. Thank you!
– Josh 🙂