The following is an interview with Gerry Blumberg from
“Flashlight…taking one step at a time”

Why do you blog?

I started blogging to keep up my writing skills before I attempted a book. I have found that being able to have instant access to the reader through blogging is much more satisfying and I enjoy it very much.

When did you start blogging?

I began blogging in May, 2006, after attending the Writer’s Conference at Mt. Hermon Conference Center in California.

Do you have any advice for blogging newbies?

Keep blogging. Don’t get discouraged. Blog as if you are the only one that will ever read it but have a target audience that you are writing to. Regular posts encourage readers to return.

Do you like to chat with your visitors through comments?

I think it is a great way to make a connection and follow through on a post.

Do any of your family and offline friends read your blog?

Many of my family and friends tell me that they read the blog and are encouraged by the posts.

When and where do you blog?

I usually blog in the early morning from my home office.

How much time per day/week do you spend writing and reading blogs?

I spend about an hour a day with blogs, either reading others or writing my own.

What inspires you?

God’s Word worked out in my life and the lives of family and friends. Stories that show the wonder and majesty of the Saviour. Women of faith that share their lives and teach me to believe God.

Do you have any other websites?

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