Posts Tagged ‘religion’

I’ve had another little spurt of book reviewing for our summer camp for Pathfinders (ages 11-14) as I’m trying to work out which books to order for the bookstall I’m going to be running. YP’s Guide to the Bible is a great little 32 page booklet, costing less than £3. It’s a reference guide for dipping into and includes flow charts, basic bible facts, bible help for young people, key people and topics, a time line, outlines of bible books and maps.

This guide would be great for every Christian (even grown-ups!) to have on their shelf and I’ll be pushing for every Pathfinder on our camp to take one home. It’s good value and an excellent little starter for anyone who wants to understand how the bible fits together, what it’s all about and why Christians read it. As the quote from Vaughan Roberts on p4 of the booklet reminds us ‘It is just one book written by one author with one main subject’. That main subject being Jesus Christ.

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So I got an email from WordPress about last year on this blog. I’m not sure how they gauge some of this data, mind you – they seem to think my Blog is ‘Wow’ healthy.

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 78,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 3 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 135 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 299 posts. There were 86 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 31mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was April 4th with 1,180 views. The most popular post that day was Resurrection Day: Memories of Mark Ashton. Many people came to share their memories of Mark, a wonderful Christian leader and godly, humble pastor.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, facebook.com, cranmercurate.blogspot.com fatprophet.blogspot.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for orange puffle, where the wild things are, bible, puffle, and club penguin orange puffle. This is because I have a picture of the Engineer looking like an orange puffle and puffles are a great subject of interest to youngsters who spend too much time on Google. Where the Wild Things are was out as a movie in 2010, so it’s not very surprising that the YouTube clip of the Joker reciting the story was popular. I think people who search for ‘bible’ are just looking for an image.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Resurrection Day: Memories of Mark Ashton April 2010


The Bible and Literature February 2009


Where the Wild Things Are – Black Country Version July 2009

People are also interested in my ‘About‘ page, Clergy News (which I only update intermittently, sorry) and How to Cope as a Vicar’s Wife: The Top Ten Tips. The blog ticks along at around 150-250 pageviews a day and in January ranked in a mighty 40th place in the Wikio religion blog rankings. I now have 28 followers. Thanks for all your support in 2010. I’m looking forward to continuing to think through the inner city, family, faith and food in 2011.

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