Going back to the birth of this website, I’d like to remind you of why I chose the number 260. I had planned to do five posts per week for each of the fifty-two weeks of the year, which would yield 260 posts in one year.
The concept for this project and this website came to me during a time of vocational transition and exploration. Using some highly recommended materials, I had spent six weeks doing an intensive self-study. I reviewed and analyzed my personality, skills, talents, gifts, experiences, and responsibilities in order to arrive at an accurate understanding of where all those factors intersect. It’s at that point of intersection where I believe we can do the greatest good, serving God out of who He has uniquely made us to be.
For me, there was no way to ignore the results of the self-study. However I sliced or diced the data, it suggested I need to be writing. So I set about trying to find out–for whom do I need to be writing? And writing what?
People do make a living blogging, vlogging (video blogging), and hosting online webinars. It’s a field with a future. Many bloggers and vloggers offer resources of great value to various niche groups across society.
Blogging looked like a great field to explore as a potential outlet for my own writing vocation, and if I was to blog, I wanted have at least one website dedicated to serving people’s spiritual needs. Hence, 260 Reasons for Believing.
Meanwhile, my eyes were opened to a vast array of additional writing opportunities that didn’t exist just a decade ago. Among those is earning a living as a self-published independent author. The Kindle, the Nook, the iPad, the Android tablet, and a wide array of smart phones have made eBooks and eBooklets commodities in high demand.
As I’ve gotten into authoring, I’ve found certain types of writing far more gratifying than others. And I won’t try to hide the revelation that certain types of writing can generate income much faster than others.
The upshot of the matter is that I believe I need to put my greatest effort and time into writing books, rather than into blogging. The former will not completely exclude the latter. It will, however, diminish the time available for the latter.
As a result, as far as I can tell, 260 Reasons for Believing will continue to exist. I will continue to post when I can. And Lord willing, 260 reasons will eventually be given on this site, probably not within one year, though.
In future posts, besides for giving reasons for believing in Jesus Christ, I hope to explain why I am inclined to write various types of literature, including popular fiction. The choices are far from random.
Meanwhile, thanks to those of you who have regularly or periodically visited 260reasonsforbelieving.com. I hope you have found the commentaries beneficial to your own spiritual life, and I pray that you will be able to share what you have seen here with others in your life.
I hope you’ll check back weekly to see what’s been updated. God bless you all. And please pray for me as I seek to cooperate with God in the things he has created for me to do. (Ephesians 2:10) Thank you.