I thought I'd take a review and see how the year went. You know ... on the last day of the year. First, I added Dan as an author this year. Dan added 11 entries to the blog out of a total of 377 entries. Thus, I hit my target of one per day and exceeded it. Now I need to make a target of one quality entry per day. Too high? Perhaps.
Note: I used the website's tools to compile some results. (That is, actual results may vary.)
In terms of people viewing the entries, the hands-down winner this year was my April 1st post on Amazing Grace. That garnered 524 views, 261 more than the number 2 on the list. Interestingly, it managed to pull not one single comment. So what does that tell me? Number 2 was titled The Upside of Porn (in which I explained "there is no upside of porn"). It got 263 views and 2 whole comments. Number 3 and Number 4 tied with 181 views each. The first was February 11th's The Bible on Sex III and the next was June 7th's Definition of Marriage. You can imagine why, eh? Indeed, while the former drew 8 comments, the latter drew 33. That's actually a pretty high comment count for my blog.
After those entries, Forgetful from March 16th got 169 views and A Short Post on May 31 actually garnered 163 views. Is that a cry for "Please, Stan, shorter posts!"? Forgetful addressed the subject of whether or not God actually forgets sins. No one commented, so it must have been indisputable, right? (Yeah, right.) A Short Post was on the difference between Satan's approach -- "Take it all and surrender nothing" -- and God's approach -- "Surrender all and receive the Me." In total there were around 18,000 views of the 377 posts. Understanding that some of them were my own, I think I'm still pleased with that.
In terms of comments, the post with the most comments was in November. Calling Out Christians (understandably) got the largest number of comments -- 88 in all. Interestingly, it had 110 views. It would appear that it was viewed only slightly more than it was commented on. That suggests that it was viewed as much as it was primarily because people would go back to comment. Number 2 on the comment hit parade was Defining Marriage on June 5th. As you can imagine, there were 52 comments there. And this may come as a shock to many of my regular readers (you two know who you are), but it was not primarily Dan Trabue in this conversation. Interesting, eh? Overall there were some 2100 comments in the last year. I don't think I'll be breaking any Internet records or anything, but I'm satisfied with the interaction.
So, as always, tops on both view and comment lists seemed to be posts on sex. Imagine that. The series on the Bible on Sex (there were three of those) got a lot of hits. The various entries against redefining marriage to something brand new got a lot of comments. Interestingly, the topic of the Sovereignty of God grabbed a lot of attention, too. I can't really say why. Don't have the tools here to determine why. And it would appear that Dan has a following because his posts rated pretty high in the view count listings even if there weren't a lot of comments on them. Thanks, Dan.
Thanks to all my readers. I joke about how few there are, but I'm sure there are more than I realize. Thanks to all of those who have commented. You've assisted in bringing out more in the topics than was originally there. I hope that you've been blessed by what I've written. Some may have been blessed by examining it and figuring out I was wrong, but that's okay, too. And I pray that you will be blessed in the coming year, with or without my work. But that's because you'll need it ... and we serve a good God.