I haven’t written a new blog post in over a week (previous ones submitted to ScottRoberts.org recently were written at an earlier time). I have been a bit burned out on posting, but I have been still writing. I love crafting posts concerning my spiritual journey, but I know posting several blog pieces a day isn’t sustainable for me, so I looked into other ways to make money as a writer.
One very lucrative niche is penning case studies. I’m specifically talking about customer case studies that are written in a story format. The customer is positioned as the hero, whereas the business is the guide. The format formula goes something like this: Introduction, challenge, solution, and results. As someone who writes short stories, I figure I should give case studies a shot.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
– Matthew 11:28 [NIV]
It’s okay to take time off sometimes. For those who do ministry, you feel guilty for taking a vacation, but God wants us to have balance. There’s nothing wrong with taking a break sometimes. Your secular job knows when to give days off, so why not give yourself time off? Enjoy your family, friends, go to your happy place. Do whatever you need to destress your life. Even God himself rested on the seventh day.
“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.”
– Genesis 2:2-3 [NIV]