Happy New Year!
Thank you to all those who read and interacted with this weblog.
I do hope FrStephenSmuts.com continues to be a useful resource in 2013.
The annual blogging report for this blog was sent along by WordPress in the morning. So let’s see how we’ve done for the year.
In 2011 we had just under 150,000 visitors, so the blog has grown tremendously. The blog will be exactly two years old tomorrow.
The busiest day was on the 29th February 2012 when there was 5,098 views.
So what is it that people came looking for? Here are the most popular search terms (in order) that led people to this blog:
Where are they from:
Most are from the USA, then Canada, the UK, Australia and South Africa. Hello all!
Of the most popular posts over the last year (2012) are:
Sure, some of these are not always the nicest of subjects… But sadly, those who frequently bemoan the subject matter (and blogs on the whole, for that matter) rarely take the time to look in the mirror – They are, after all, usually the ones making the news…
Who commented most here? Well based on the 1000 most recent comments, thanks and appreciation go to:
But of course, I’m gratefully to every person who has taken the time to come and visit this blog. It’s becoming a popular spot! So let’s see what 2013 has in store for us…
The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. Unless a man starts on the strange assumption that he has never existed before, it is quite certain that he will never exist afterwards. Unless a man be born again, he shall by no means enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
– GK Chesterton
With blessings, prayers and best wishes. Happy New Year!
This blog has been up and running for a year (as of tomorrow). So just by way of interest:
What is it that they came looking for? Search terms (in order of popularity) are:
Where did people come from to get to this blog? Top referrers are:
The most popular posts for the year (2011) are:
And who can forget…
10. Harold Camping False Prophet: What Now? 1,055
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.”
With every blessing,
In Christ Jesus,