Looking back on 2011 Blogging
December 28, 2011
By Rev Ed Hird
When Chip MacGregor encouraged me to set up my own blog in June 2009, I had no idea that 306,000 people would find their way to this blog. Thank you for coming to visit. My blog was officially started in August 2009, with 14,439 people visiting by the end of December 2009. In the second year of 2010, 73,876 people came to visit the blog. As of the third year of 2011, as December is wrapping up, 217,622 people have paid a visit.
Most of my 372 blog articles are reposted from articles that I originally wrote over the past 24 years for the Deep Cove Crier and the North Shore News. My peak month so far has been November 2011 when 25,856 people came for a visit. Many of these visitors appear to be students researching for school assignments. God is so creative in the ways that he is reaching the emerging generation, who may have never been to church. Please pray with me that God will continue to use this blog to reach young people who may know little or nothing about the good news of Jesus Christ.
My hunch is that over half a million people cumulatively will have visited this blog by sometime in 2012. May God touch these half a million people with abundant lasting life, in Jesus’ name. Amen.