Depending on how you got to this post you may or may not have noticed that I have renamed my blog. This change is based on the narrow niche idea which I believe was an answer to a prayer.
As many of you know, I began a blog called the Mystic Review in August of 2010. My idea was to share what I was learning and, over time, what I shared was pretty well received. So, when I became a Christian in 2017, it seemed natural to keep right on learning and sharing. And then, a few weeks ago, I began to study Bible-Based Life Coaching.
But I had doubts about the blogging and about the coaching. What help, I wondered, could I realistically be to those who’d been Christian much longer than I had?
So I begin to pray on that, asking for clarity on both blogging and coaching. And I believe that over the last several days that prayer was answered – in a variety of ways – by things said, intuition, circumstance, and Scripture.
Three comments from three different people pointed out how we are best equipped to help others through things we have experienced. Then, thanks to Scripture readings in 2 Kings and Acts, I was strongly reminded why it is important to get away from false gods and pagan practices. As I journaled on these passages I got some very helpful insight into why this has been such a struggle for me.
The next day I took a free webinar by blogger and author Jeff Goins. In the webinar he told us that a good blog has a very narrow focus. He showed us how to “narrow our niche” and in the exercise that followed I found myself moving from a general Christian themed blog to one that was primarily written for those leaving the New Age for Christianity. This seemed like a good fit given that most of the posts I’d written actually fit into this new relatively narrow niche.
I thought about a new dotcom but not for the first time. I had already realized that I was going to have to began to use my current legal last name when I achieved my Life Coach certification. Eventually I was going to have to replace Graver with Wilder.
It seemed like this week was as good a time as any. So I got the new dot come NewAgeToChristian.com and switched over my blog. Over time my social media will follow.
These are the actions I have taken but the most important thing to me is that I can see God moving in my life. I believe that he is helping me to find my place, however big or small that place may be. And for this I am eternally grateful.