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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Milestone


I'm not sure when it happened, exactly, but somewhere in the middle of the evening, late last evening, this site had its 200,000th visitor. Well, that is since I installed the site meter at the end of July 2006.

I first started blogging early in June, just before General Convention 2006 in Columbus. I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into. As I have said, I really thought I was doing this for my congregation, to keep them informed while I was away and to help teach them about the intricacies of how our church works.

About half-way through General Convention, I began to get comments from those on both sides of the aisle and around the world. Well! What a rude awakening THAT was!

I've made so many cyberfriends, had so many interesting conversations, strayed over to the deep end of the baptismal pool and over my head more than a few times, and learned more about technology than I could ever ask for or imagine.

There are people who read my blog that I have never met - people who know more about me an my deepest thoughts on certain subjects than my own mother or some of my children.

It's an amazing thing.

And, I am deeply grateful.

4 comments:

Lindy said...

That's a great milestone! I am glad you're blogging.

DaYouthGuy said...

Good for you! I started mine just before the 2003 GC, mostly as a way for folks here in WNY to here a "local" voice on what was going on. My count is nowhere near yours even with the three year head start.

Paul said...

Congratulations, and thanks for all you share here.

Diana said...

Congratulations from Lawrence, KS!! I have been reading your blog for about a year. I don't remember exactly how I found it, but once I did, I made sure I stopped by regularly. (More regular than church, sorry to say.) Thank you for sharing your thoughts, stories, and sermons. God bless!