Six Years

I started this blog on July 1st, 2008. Six years and 1,166 posts later, I am still at it! This was my first blog post. This blog was originally named “The Intense Life” (what was I thinking?) then went to before it became DougSmithlive. Blogging has led to podcasting and podcasting is going to lead to something else that I will start in the fall of this year.

Mark Batterson once said, “I feel as called to write as I do to pastor. For me, writing is an act of obedience. It’s not about how many copies you sell. It’s about writing for an audience of one…”

That is exactly how I feel about blogging and writing. I will continue to write for the rest of my life and one day, I will publish a book.

If you read my blog, thank you. If you have ever encouraged me to keep writing, thank you. If you have ever let me know that my blog has made a difference in your life, thank you. It means a lot to me.

If you have been encouraged by my blog and never let me know, I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment below or e-mail me at I am looking forward to another year of writing!

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