The Blogging Year That Was (2011)

This blog has been up and running for a year (as of tomorrow). So just by way of interest:

  • The blog has had just under 150,000 visitors.

What is it that they came looking for? Search terms (in order of popularity) are:

  • The Traditional Anglican Communion
  • Monsignor Ian Dempsey
  • Fr Stephen Smuts
  • Fr John Corapi
  • Fr Michael Manning
  • Anders Behring Breivik Manifesto
  • Please don’t eat bananas for the next 3 weeks
  • Spongebob
  • Archbishop John Hepworth
  • Ancient books found in Jordan

Where did people come from to get to this blog? Top referrers are:

 Google Search

  Yahoo Search




The most popular posts for the year (2011) are:

  1. Fr John Corapi Leaves the Priesthood To Be ‘The Black Sheepdog’   More stats6,471
  2. Jordan: Ancient Sealed Books Found (Update)   More stats6,204
  3. Fr Michael Manning Admits Affair with Cousin   More stats3,725
  4. Anders Behring Breivik’s Evil YouTube Manifesto   More stats2,125
  5. Secret Hoard of Ancient Sealed Books Found in Jordan   More stats1,563
  6. Archbishop John Hepworth to be a Layman in the Catholic Church   More stats1,285
  7. Monsignor Ian Dempsey Accused of Raping TAC Primate   More stats1,183
  8. ‘Pervert’ Pastor   More stats1,175
  9. SOLT Report on Fr John Corapi: Sexual Activity, Alcohol and Drugs Abuse, Improper Sacramental Practices   More stats1,094

And who can forget…

10. Harold Camping False Prophet: What Now?   More stats1,055

Sadly not always making for the nicest reading matter out there, it has to be said – more often than not, our human falleness being put out on display.

Where are you in the world?

All that said and done, allow me to thank you for having taken the time to stop by (for whatever reason it may have been). It is my sincerest prayer that you would have been blessed by your visit here, and that you will stay tuned for the exciting year that is ahead.

“A new year is unfolding—like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within. Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good—with the comfort of warmth in our relationships, with the strength to help those who need our help and the humility and penness to accept help from others. As we make our resolutions for the year ahead, let us go forward with great hope that all things can be possible—with Your help and guidance.”

– Anonymous

With every blessing,

In Christ Jesus,

Fr Stephen.

Midnight Mass 2011

Top Five Archaeological Discoveries of 2011

Start the slideshow to view some of the archaeological discoveries made this year here.

Of particular interest to readers of this blog would be:

  • Old Crusader City Discovered Under an Old Israeli Port here.
  • 2 AD Statue of Greek Mythical Hero Hercules Discovered in Israel here.
  • The iffy Tomb of Jesus’ Apostle Philip Discovered here.
  • And coins From 17 A.D. Discovered in Jerusalem here.

It’s been a good year archaeologically!

HT:   Antonio Lombatti