I didn’t do as much blogging as I had in the past, and for good reason (only 89 posts this year). I was busy raising 4 kids and being pastor to a church experiencing some modest growth. By the time the kids go to bed, I am often too mentally tired to engage in the task of putting my thoughts to key strokes.
You will notice that vacation periods were the times I blogged most frequently. Here are the results of Word Press’s summary of my year in blogging.
The Busiest Day: April 1st. I had 280 hits that day. I’ve had more, but this is nothing to the “uber-bloggers.” Not enough “platform” for my book to be published (I say that jokingly). The busiest post that day was Considering the PCA and Theological Tensions. It got a link from the Aquila Report boosting its popularity.
I got about 20,000 reads in 2013. Sounds impressive, but the “uber-blogger” get more than that in a day. It is a nice reminder of my relative unimportance. God does not love me because I have a popular blog. The popularity of my blog, or lack thereof, is not proof of how much God loves me. I’m not looking to justify myself, my ministry or my existence with this thing. Really, why should anyone besides my wife and kids care what I say anyway? And it isn’t like they are hanging on every word I say.
My most popular posts continue to be those from my earlier days of blogging. They are odd posts for people to be looking for. Most of them show what is wrong with our world instead of what is right about it.
- The Wonder of Ezekiel Bread
- Oddity of the Day: Paula White
- Why I’m NOT Enjoying The Divine Conspiracy
- Considering Object Relations Therapy
- The Clark-Van Til Controversy
It should not be a surprise that most of my readers live in the U.S., England and Canada.