Leading the rehearsal of the wedding of my goddaughter Megan Owen and her now-husband Greg last July
This is my 500th blog post, and in light of that, I thought I would stop and reflect for a minute about the blog itself.
The number of people visiting this blog each day has grown from only a handful (mainly my own parishioners) back when I started it nearly three years ago to an average of about 125 (with about 175 page views a day) now, with people from all over the world checking in. I feel greatly blessed by this, and I thank you all for your participation in this humble blog.
I know that this is not even close to being one of the best Orthodox blogs, nor will it ever be in all likelihood. I just don't have the time that other bloggers seem to have, nor do I have the creativity (and, to make matters worse, I have to have my sleep!). But this blog is what it is, and I am thankful that I have been blessed with the time to do what I have. I don't get a lot of feedback, but from the little I have received, I know that this blog has been helpful to at least a few folks and that it has blessed them. For this I am especially thankful. That's why I do it.
Now, I need YOUR help with something, dear readers. Since I have so many posts, it must be a little overwhelming to a new blog visitor to know which posts to read first. So, I thought I would do something that many other bloggers do: start a "top posts" sidebar, so that new (or long time) visitors can quickly and easily find the best posts (or series of posts) on the blog. But which ones are the best? I can hardly evaluate this myself.
So this is where you come in. I would like as many of you as possible to leave me a comment and tell me 2-4 posts (or series of posts) that you think should be included in the "top posts" list. And while I will welcome input from anyone, I defintely want those of you who are long time readers and frequent commenters to please weigh in. Clint, Debbie, Steve, Charlene, Paul, Isabel, Eddie, Elizabeth (all of you), Rachael, Dn. Michael, Michael F., Joseph, Bill, Terry, Skip, that means you! (I'm sure I'm forgetting a few of you, but even if your name is not listed, I solicit your input).
So, what say ye? Which posts do you think are the best? I'd love to hear what you think. So leave me a comment with your "faves" 1, 2, 3,....go!