Speaking of setting goals, in January of this year, inspired by a call by Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles, wherein he encouraged Mormons to take a more active role in building a voice online, I had set a goal to build a blog.
My first post was on Thursday, January 31st (Simple acts of kindness and caring). It was short and simple, and not very original, but it was a start.
193 days later I have created 152 posts and 5 pages.
My first full month (February), my blog averaged 75 page views a day. By the third month online, that average climbed from 75 all the way up to more than 350 page views a day.
This month, the average is 508, and on Friday, we reached 50,000 total page views… and then blew right on by as Saturday we had almost 1,000, and Sunday we had almost 1,200 (1,190 to be exact).
What’s more, there have now been 987 comments.
That’s fantastic. So, in celebration of reaching 50,000 page views, I wanted to pause and say thank you. Thank you for helping to make it all possible. Thank you for your interaction. Thank you for the many marvelous discussions we have had. Most of all, thank you for being interested in the gospel.
These numbers represent an ever-increasing consumption of religious views and discussions online, and I’m happy to play a part in that endeavor. Most of all, I’m grateful for the opportunity, the medium, the time, and the ability to host and promote discussions centered around the gospel of Jesus Christ, and an effort to encourage people to live just a little better, and experience just a little more.
Now, that said, this is still just the start. If we reached 50,000 page views in just over 6 months, I want to shoot for a total of 150,000 in the next 6. You can help (find out how). At the bottom of the blog there’s a little counter that tells you the current number. I hope you’re here to watch with me as the exposure of these Christ-centered discussions continues to climb. I hope you play a part. And for the part you play, thank you.