Friday 5: 2013 Blog Highlights

Most views in a single day: The record this year goes to my article on Pastor Rick Warren and Missing the Point. Nothing like a controversial issue and a well-known figure to increase blog traffic! In the same vein, I could have posted something on plagiarism and Pastor Mark Driscoll, but let me refer you instead to The Real Problem with Mark Driscoll’s ‘Citation Errors’—an excellent article that helps me re-think the Rick Warren episode too.

Most unusual search term to find my blog: spiritual practices of the butterfly. I imagine that’s because of this earlier post on Roaches and Butterflies.

Most books reviewed: 15, although I’ve read more than that. On Goodreads, my 2013 Reading Challenge is 52 books—my count there is 43 right now, but I’ve read another two books that aren’t yet listed on Goodreads, and the year isn’t over yet. Besides, this has been My Year of Reading Biblically, so I’ve read all 66 books of the Bible this year too.

Most comments on a blog post: 20 comments on My Top 10 Books for Writers. Earlier this year, I did a Blog Makeover: From Garland to Chateau in part to make it easier to leave a comment, but since then I’ve read a persuasive post by blogger Matt Gemmell who argues for going the other way and deliberately switching comments off. I haven’t gone that far yet, but my current setting is that comments are automatically closed on posts after 30 days.

Of course, the biggest highlight of all is having readers!! Thank you for following and reading this blog, for buying and reading my book, Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal, and discussing and sharing it with others. I’m glad for many companions along the way!


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2 thoughts on “Friday 5: 2013 Blog Highlights

  1. I read your Sacred Pauses, a chapter at a time, and found the book well written and an aid in helping me address my own need for Pauses, in the many ways and forms you describe. The book merits rereading from time to time, and of course a wide readership. Thank you for writing the book.

    1. Willard, thank you so much for your comment about Sacred Pauses. That means a lot to me, especially given your own depth of spirit and experience in writing and publishing. Thank you.

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