As You Rise, Lift Others

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As I was scrolling through my Instagram feed today, finding new bloggers to follow and commenting on pictures I really liked, something occurred to me.

I don’t know why I’d never thought about it before.

In the social-media and blogging world in general, everyone is interested in growing their own site and increasing their own viewers and followers.

Regardless of why we blog, at the end of the day, we all still want people to read what we write, and view what we post.

As I was scrolling through Instagram, I realized that it’s okay to want to grow your own following and increase your own viewing, as long as you aren’t pushing others down to do it, but lifting them up instead. When you work hard on your content, it’s natural to want people to see it!

This is what struck me: “as you rise, lift others.”

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As you grow in success on your own accounts, make sure you’re reaching out to bring others up to where you are.

Help those behind you, and thank those who got you to where you are.

Enjoy your success, you earned it! But always remember you didn’t do it alone.

As you want others to read your posts, genuinely engage, and like your pictures, understand that you can’t expect others to do this, if you aren’t willing to do the same.

Be a reader first, and a creator second.

Isn’t that all how we got here anyway? I think it would be impossible to start a blog without looking to others first.

We all started with humble beginnings, so keep looking up, and never act like you’re above others. Always be willing to engage and learn from others, because everyone has a lesson to teach you.

 

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14 Comments

  1. Krista Bel
    March 9, 2017

    Short but important message right here. Beautiful. I’ll steal your quote and credit you. Lol. Nice write up

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    1. kristenshane
      March 9, 2017

      Thank you!

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  2. Rosie Kilton
    March 9, 2017

    Dear Kristen, God was “whispering” in your ear when you wrote this message—Sometimes we slip into a “know-it all” attitude and something will happen that reminds us–“only GOD KNOWS IT ALL”….Keep “thinking and blogging”—-Just remember ‘Life is a journey–not a race!!–God Bless, love,
    gransie

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    1. kristenshane
      March 9, 2017

      You are absolutely right! Those are all beautiful thoughts, thank you for the inspiration!! Love always, Kristen

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  3. mrsbsock
    March 10, 2017

    I really appreciate this post being a writer myself. Particularly loved this “Regardless of why we blog, at the end of the day, we all still want people to read what we write, and view what we post.”

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    1. kristenshane
      March 10, 2017

      Awesome! I’m so glad you can relate

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  4. lsmanson
    March 10, 2017

    This is great! It’s hard not to get sucked into the NUMBERS, NUMBERS, NUMBERS game. Yeah we all need a good social media, SEO, and graphic strategy to grow, but love how you mentioned that we can’t forget why we even started blogging.

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    1. kristenshane
      March 10, 2017

      The numbers are important, but they shouldn’t be THE most important part. We couldn’t have anything without the “why”. Thanks for reading!

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  5. dharris21blog
    March 22, 2017

    Thanks for your words of wisdom Kristen! You gained a new follower as well. Sometime we bloggers tend to create and desire so much for others to read our stuff, that we forget to be fair and read what others have to say.

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    1. kristenshane
      March 22, 2017

      Great insight, thank you!!

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  6. Misty Moon
    March 30, 2017

    Amen. Just last night our associate pastor preached on the very same topic by stressing a successful ministry is one who helps others find success. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. kristenshane
      March 31, 2017

      That’s a beautiful message!! Thanks for reading, I’m glad you enjoyed! 🙂

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  7. Lauren C. Moye
    March 31, 2017

    I think you’re right. As Christians, we need to be lifting others up anyways.

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    1. kristenshane
      March 31, 2017

      Absolutely!!! I wish everyone could understand that, I think we’d all be a lot happier 🙂

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