Lucky Number 92

March 20, 2010

A few of you found out on your own already. 

Kent Shaffer keeps the excellent blog, Church Relevance.  One of his trademark pages is his “top 100” church blogs – the Christian blogs that people are reading.

And despite my very serious doubts to the contrary, The Church of No People made the list – #92.

I didn’t do that.  You did.  Seriously, the only appropriate response is to say thank you.

Thank you for reading and commenting and making this an amazing online community.  Thank you for giving me your time two or three times a week.  The comments and emails and friends I’ve made are far more reward than a number. 

But it was a number I did not expect.  A lot of blogs flow out of an already established ministry or someone with some level of fame.  Someone like John Piper starts a blog, and he’s #1 seemingly by birthright.  When I started this blog, I didn’t even tell my wife because I was embarassed to tell her I was trying to write.  No readers, no marketing, nobody.  So really, it’s all you. 

Now, if you visit the list, you will see that there are many amazing blogs that I look up to.  Jon Acuff, Anne Jackson and Carlos Whittaker are on the list.  Matthew Paul Turner made the list for the first time.  John Saddington managed to nab two spots!  There are just so many people who are more knowledgable, entertaining and handsome than me…well, maybe not handsome.  So go pick up some new blogs.

But there are also many incredible blogs that aren’t on the list too.  The “top 100” is not a list of “quality,” just quantity.  Just because your blog isn’t on some list, it doesn’t mean your blog isn’t great.  It means your blog is a neat little secret – like the best little diner in town!  I honestly don’t check my blog stats anymore. This was the first “stat” I’ve seen in months. Stat checking is just counter to what blogging is about, especially this blog.

If you’re on a blog reader and you haven’t dropped by the site in person lately, I’ve given it a bit of a facelift and made some additions, so come check it out.  If we’re not connected on Facebook or Twitter, give me a click.  If I haven’t given you any free stickers, email me your address.  If you want me to come to your birthday party, click the “speaking” button. 

Have a great weekend.  Happy blogging!