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1500th Post

Posted by on Jun 5, 2009 in personal | 10 comments

This is my 1500th post. I’ve been blogging for just over 3 years. I started slow, but beginning in December 2006, I began writing about 550 posts per year. I don’t know if that’s good or bad – some say write less often, some say write more often.

But, this schedule has worked for me. In the future, it may change. Soon, I will begin writing my dissertation. It’s possible that my blogging will slow down then. But, if I include parts of my dissertation or quotes from books that I’m reading, my blogging may actually increase. Who knows?

For now, I’m grateful to God for the people that he’s brought into my life through this medium called blogging. I’m also grateful to my readers for interacting with me on this blog. I’ve learned alot from you. Something very exciting has started happening recently as a result of this blog.

For the first six months or so that I blogged, my posts garnered very few comments. During the next year, the comments increased, and I was very excited about the interaction. For the next year after that, people started sending me emails, and I was able to interact with people even more personally and directly.

Now, for the last six months or so, I’ve been able to meet with several people who read my blog. Usually, they’ve contacted me through email and asked if we can have lunch together. I’ve been able to meet with a few people several times. Others are just passing through this area, so we only meet for lunch once.

I look forward to meeting more of you and corresponding with more of you through email.


10 Comments

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  1. 6-5-2009

    If were in you 'neck of the woods' I'd be one of those taking you out to lunch. Thanks for all the GREAT posts you continue to churn out. I don't know how you keep up the pace of consistently writing good stuff, but am grateful to the Lord for the material that continues to challenge and instruct.

    If you're ever down our way–and we'd love to have you come!–I'll take you out for a big plate of arroz con menestra, carne asada, and patacones (a favorite here locally!)

    Bendciones Hno. Alan.

  2. 6-5-2009

    Guy,

    I would love to have lunch with you sometime. Could you throw in some plantanos as well?

    -Alan

  3. 6-5-2009

    Alan,

    I am thankful for your blogging. You have been an encouragement to me. As an "old timer" who has struggled for many years with the status quo, having a man almost half my age, and more educationally equipped, affirm much of my thoughts ensuing from my experience.

    Like the paint advertisement here, "Keep on keeping on"!

  4. 6-5-2009

    Like many who come here, I find this to be a place to work things out that would likely not get a very favorable hearing in many of my normal blog haunts. It has encouraged me greatly and caused a great deal of thought and more importantly a great deal of study of God's Word.

  5. 6-5-2009

    Aussie John,

    And you have been an encouragement to me! Thank you for taking part here. Your voice has been very important in my life. I wish it was more than a voice… maybe one day. :)

    Arthur,

    You said, "It has encouraged me greatly and caused a great deal of thought and more importantly a great deal of study of God's Word." Thank you. I can't think of a better compliment.

    -Alan

  6. 6-5-2009

    Alan,

    Even though I don't comment much anymore, I still read your blog every day. Thank you for the work you put into it. I've learned a lot here.

    -Jeff

  7. 6-6-2009

    "I've been able to meet with several people who read my blog."

    Okay, I wish I lived closer. 3,000 miles takes a few hours to drive. Next time you're in San Francisco, let me know.

  8. 6-6-2009

    Alan,

    One thing I have appreciated in your blog is that you frequently blog back to peoples comments, so it becomes more of a two way street. If you are ever in southern California I would like the opportunity to get together with you.

    David

  9. 6-6-2009

    I can never keep up with all that you write, but you produce high quality, thought-provoking "stuff" that helps us along the way. Thank you!

    Come visit us.

  10. 6-6-2009

    Steve, David, and Bryan,

    Thank you for your comments and thank you for reading.

    -Alan