We’ve been at this blog for more than a year and it has changed significantly in that time, particularly when we moved to WordPress and re-branded as The Works of God in September.
I want to publicly thank Abraham Piper, the very talented web content editor for Desiring God and the creator of 22 Words, one of the best personal blogs you will find. He recommended many of the changes you have seen over the past year. I was frequently slow to make the changes he suggested, but I have always been glad once I have done so. Maybe I’ll move a little faster when he suggests things in 2010.
I will continue to trust God to provide the content on a regular basis. I don’t think a whole lot about ‘traffic’ to the site. It should surprise no one that when Pastor John tweets about The Works of God, traffic increases substantially. That is also the case when Noel Piper tweets about us.
The posts I labored over the most usually received the least amount of traffic. Yet a few of those lesser-viewed posts seemed to have greater impact on specific individuals, sometimes months later. I’m grateful God works like that.
I’m also grateful for friends who regularly feed me content. God is very kind to me in the many relationships he’s given because of a common interest in disability, the Bible and God’s sovereignty.
So, to close the year, here are the top five most-read posts on the Works of God, along with one more from our old blog on Webjam:
3. A Young Man’s Testimony to Suffering and the Sovereignty of God (Lord willing, this will end up on the top 5 next year as well. Joe’s testimony is worth reading multiple times. I know it will be posted again.)
The post that received the most traffic over the past year came while we were still on Webjam:
As we end 2009, to God all the glory! May he allow us another year to make much of him and his sovereignty and goodness over disability and disease and suffering.
Happy New Year Everyone! Jesus is King!