I’m still enjoying blogging – especially the interaction with my readers. Here is a summary of my most read posts from this year along with the date that I published the post:
1. Won’t Get Fooled Again (January 16, 2008)
2. Summary: Should elders/pastors be paid a salary? (October 10, 2007)
3. Eccesiology FAQ (January 1, 2008)
4. Ephesians 4:11 and the Five-Fold Ministry (April 17, 2007)
5. 1 Corinthians 9 and salaries for pastors (October 6, 2008)
6. How Does God Communicate? (March 6, 2007)
7. City Church – A Chain Blog (May 26, 2008)
8. Obey and Submit? (Hebrews 3:17) (July 16, 2007)
9. What about honor for elders/pastors? (October 8, 2007)
10. What about work? (October 6, 2007)
As you can tell, six of those posts were written in 2007. If I remove those, the following posts written in 2008 would be in my top ten most read posts:
5. Sharper than any two-edged sword (January 20, 2008)
6. A Cup o’ Joe or a Cup with Joe (May 13, 2008)
7. Investigating the New Monasticism (March 13, 2008)
8. Maturity and Education (September 17, 2008)
9. And he gave… (Ephesians 4:11) (August 18, 2008)
10. Meeting with the Early Church – Pliny’s Letter (March 10, 2008)
I’m surprised that people continue to read my older posts. Most of these are reached through search engines. I’m also surprised that my posts about leadership in the church end up being in my most read list, while they are only a small percentage of the posts that I write.
When I started this blog, I didn’t have any goals concerning the number of readers or page views. I still don’t. I’m surprised and thankful that people continue to read my blog. I’m especially thankful when you choose to interact with what I write and with one another in the comments.
Thank you for continuing to read and comment on my blog posts. My readers make this blog very valuable to me. While I started the blog to write about my studies – to put what I’m learning into words – it has become much more than that. I’m learning as much from you as from the books that I’m reading and the classes that I’m taking. Thank you!