When I wrote the post dedicated to Baby Jocey, it went through 20 rounds of revisions. That is not an exaggeration. WordPress keeps track. 20 rounds. I wanted to make sure the words were proper and sensitive. I rewrote certain sentences over and over again. It took a few days to complete and literally hours of reading and re-writing.
That one post brought 927 views to this blog on January 21. 736 were first-time clicks. 693 were just on Jocey’s post.
This blog typically only receives approximately 200 total views per day.
This is why I blog. Words make an impact on people’s lives. 693 people read about a precious baby girl who lived fiercely for four short months. 693 people were impacted by her story. Some people knew her or her family, some didn’t. But 693 people read her story the day it went live.
When I started blogging five years ago, I knew I wanted to reach into people’s hearts with words. I knew I wanted to inspire people, specifically women facing infertility struggles, to keep going when they feel like they can’t anymore. To just go further. I have my own weaknesses that I share and thankfully I have readers who care enough to encourage me through those struggles.
I blog because I want to help people. I still don’t fully understand what this looks like yet, but I am so glad that 693 people were touched by Jocey’s story within 24 hours. If I never blog again a day in my life, that one post was worth every second and thought poured into it and will forever hold a high place in my heart.
Thank you for reading Jocey’s story. Her family means a lot to us. Please continue to lift them up in prayer and encouraging words.