Sometime today my blog will pass the 50,000 hits milestone. For other bloggers that number is a “drop in the bucket”…but for me it is pretty humbling. When I started blogging back in 2004 it was solely as an online journal…I never expected people to actually read it. I guess it was the middle of 2005 that I began to realize that folks on the web were dropping by to take a look,,,though only a few at a time. In 2006 I moved over to Typepad and…thanks to the encouragement of guys like Gary Lamb, Travis Johnson and Dave Anderson…got into blogging for church planters/leaders more seriously. It was last June after the “man church” thing exploded in the media that I added a SiteMeter counter (set at zero) to keep track of the hits from then on (I have no clue how many people dropped by before then). Now…after less than a year…that little counter tells me we’re almost at 50,000 hits (not to mention over 100 subscribers).
As I mentioned above that is pretty humbling for me. There have been times I have ranted here…told jokes here…presented ideas out of the norm here…been off base here…and generally just shared about my life here. Through this blog I have gained some incredible friendships…some I’ve actually met in person…others just through email half a world away. However, I have never ceased to be amazed by how God continues to use the folks that stop by here to speak into my life. It is with a heartfelt “thank you” for your continued participation and readership of ChrisElrod.com that I move forward into the blogging future. You guys rock…thanks for reading!!!