Today I would like to announce a major milestone in the life of the JDN Blog: Our One Year Anniversary! That’s right! It is hard to believe, but today marks the one year anniversary of when I started this blog. My mission statement then, as it remains now, is to provide my opinions and insights on topics pertaining – in some shape, form or fashion – to Christianity. As a Christian, this of course is a topic near and dear to me, and not to sound vain about it, but if it wasn’t for the fact that I truly believe readers may find some of these posts insightful, I wouldn’t do it. To that end, I have been delighted to see that many readers have found the blog. What is most surprising to me, has been the wide reach of the blog. The majority of my readers of course come from America, but according to my stats page, I have had readers from Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Latvia, Israel, Turkey, Indonesia, India, South Korea, Costa Rica and the Philippines. A blogger has to appreciate modern technology. In any event, here is the status of the blog.
Since its inception, I have posted 57 times on a variety of topics – including several on some burning pet peeves of mine. From the start I posted daily, then about every 2-3 days and after a while every 2-3 weeks. However, I have finally settled now on posting about once every month. In fact, due to the amount of time involved to produce each post, many of which are 1000, 2000 or 3000 words in length – I have resigned myself to only posting once every month. Not that I wouldn’t be happy to post more; many people seem to appreciate the blog and I have received some wonderful feedback from many readers – but there are just not enough hours in the day. That said, I am happy to entertain ideas to make this blog better, as well as receive requests for future posts and answer any questions that readers may have. I look forward to plowing ahead through another year.
In the meantime, here are the top 10 posts (to date) that have garnered the most views from you, the readers of the JDN Blog:
- The Legacy of Samson
- Who is Lilith?
- The Story Behind John 7:53
- Christianity or Christianities?
- Jesus vs Mithras / The Great Flood / The Book of Revelation
- Was Jesus a Myth? / The Real Mary Magdalene
- Camels and Genesis
- What is the Origin of Demons? / Who Was the Serpent at Eden?
- Did Nazareth Exist in the days of Jesus?
- Did Paul Invent Christianity? / Who was Phoebe?
Thanks to all for reading, I truly do hope that some people may find this blog insightful.