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How did you get from there to here?

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in personal | 33 comments

How did you get from there to here?

People from all over the world connect and interact with me on this blog (and via other networks), and I love it! I love hearing the different stories and perspectives, especially concerning the church.

But, I wonder, what roads are people taking to reach my blog? There are several paths to reach my posts now, because I share links on several different social networks. Most of these links are posted automatically.

Would you be willing (please?) to share with me how you typically reach my blog posts? (If you use more than one method, please share that as well.)

Here are several options (but you can share others as well):

  1. Bookmark / Direct Connection
  2. Facebook
  3. Google+
  4. LinkedIn
  5. RSS feed / Feed reader
  6. Twitter / Twitter client

Finally, for the last few months, I’ve been sharing older posts on Facebook and Twitter. If you have seen those links, please tell me what you think about me sharing those old posts. I’ve gotten positive feedback, but I also want to make sure that I’m not sending out too many links.

Thank you for helping me! I really appreciate it.


Comments are closed. If you would like to discuss this post, send an email to alan [at] alanknox [dot] net.

  1. 9-22-2011

    Hi Alan,

    I think I originally found you through omebody else linking to you on Twitter (perhaps @keithgiles??).

    I have you in my RSS – but twitter typically gets me there sooner.

    I think you tweet quite a lot… but it’s not overly off putting.

    Thanks for your work!

  2. 9-22-2011

    Through facebook.

  3. 9-22-2011

    I first ran across your blog by google searching issues regarding paying clergy. Now when I read your posts I typically click through from google+ or Facebook or your latest entry in the blogroll on my own blog. I don’t arrive via twitter vey often. Twitter is sooooo 2009.

    I occasionally read the older posts but frankly I have read a lot of them before. I would suggest perhaps sending them out less frequently.

  4. 9-22-2011

    Through 5(Google Reader) and 3

  5. 9-22-2011

    Andrew, Hutch, Arthur, and Luke,

    Thanks for the info and for the suggestions!


  6. 9-22-2011

    Before I was in Facebook back in around 2007 I booked marked your site after learning of it after meeting Lionel Woods while researching new covenant theology, that is how I first heard of your site. 🙂

  7. 9-22-2011

    I currently get to your blog articles via your facebook links (statuses). A few years ago, I used to click your blog off my blog, but since I hardly ever blog, I do not do that now. In the near future, I will be coming to you via google+

  8. 9-22-2011

    It’s been far to many years ago for me to remember how I first found your blog, but today pretty much now follow via G+.

  9. 9-22-2011

    Not sure how I found your blog originally – maybe a link from another blog. It is now in my Google feed reader so I usually read it there.

  10. 9-22-2011

    I get there through Twitter or Facebook. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the past articles. Keep up the great stuff!

  11. 9-22-2011

    Almost always through Google Reader.

    Even if I don’t comment much, I read every post!

  12. 9-22-2011

    Thanks again everyone!


    Every one of them? I don’t even think I read every one of my posts.


  13. 9-22-2011

    Google Reader

  14. 9-22-2011

    Originally via Steve Sensenig (I think – that was a long time back).

    Used Bloglines for quite a while and then switched to Google Reader when Bloglines was “going out of business”.

  15. 9-22-2011

    I read your posts through my Google Reader.

  16. 9-22-2011

    Originally,through a comment you made on another blog which escapes my mind.
    Each morning, usually about 5.30, bookmark.

  17. 9-22-2011

    If memory serves me correct – and it often does, though there have been occasional lapses – I originally came across your blog through a google search. Since then I keep up with your posts mainly through Google Reader and Twitter

  18. 9-22-2011

    Hi Alan,

    Through Google Reader. I’m a long time reader, first time commenter.

  19. 9-22-2011

    Thanks again everyone!


  20. 9-22-2011

    Google Reader, Facebook, or Google +.
    You keep tricking me on Facebook by linking to old posts that are really interesting. Sometimes I get 1/2 way through before I realize I’ve read it before. 🙂

  21. 9-22-2011

    Google Reader mostly, sometimes Facebook. I like seeing older posts on FB, they’re good for sharing.

  22. 9-23-2011

    Hi Alan, while study Scriptures for today, from Dr. Charles Stanley’s Life Principles #28 “Together in the Church life.”; He posed the question “Why should believers assemble together as a church?” So I “Google” the same questions on the Internet and through one the hits was your Blog “The Assembling of the Church” and so…here I am.

  23. 9-23-2011

    Thanks again for your responses! They’re very helpful.

    EVO Ryder,

    That’s great! Thanks for stopping by. On average, about 1/3 of my hits each day come from search engines.


  24. 9-23-2011

    About how many hits per day are you getting Alan?

  25. 9-23-2011

    Usually through Facebook.

  26. 9-23-2011


    On average, about 350 hits per day or 10-11,000 hits per month.


  27. 9-23-2011

    Google reader mostly. But you get referenced (linked to) on a lot of blogs – and if I see the link there before I get to my reader, I go here straightaway!

  28. 9-23-2011

    I can’t remember how I first found you but now I get you on Google Reader (per your suggestion to someone else!). 🙂

  29. 9-23-2011

    I receive an email notification and got your you blogs via the link provided. I see your posts regularly on Twitter and Facebook but rarely click on those links. I do, however, occasionally retweet or “like” you posts if i have have read them

  30. 9-23-2011


    I forgot about the email subscriptions. Thanks for reminding me.


  31. 9-24-2011


    I forget how I came across your blog, but I read it because I bookmarked it in my favorites folder. I’m old school here. I also open it quite often through your facebook posts by clicking “open new tab.”

    Personally, there are more old posts than I prefer. Although I do have an interest in older posts, I prefer to interact in the comments of something new.

  32. 9-25-2011

    I meant to tell you that Art Mealer suggested your site to me

  33. 9-30-2011

    Found you via Google search and been following you most days since early 2010. Keep you on my Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar.

    In view of all the help I get from your Blog I feel a bit of a cheat for only commenting very occasionally. As teacher said I “must try harder”!

    Alan, many thanks for all your hard work.