I may be talking to two different people today here at my blog.
The first are the normal folks that stop by and read. Well, I call you normal. Who is really normal? I’m talking about the folks that stop by on a regular basis and check out what this blog is all about. I don’t have a normal post today. I’m actually guest-posting for Jon Acuff over at Stuff Christians Like. In case you don’t know who Jon is, here is a picture of the two of us together. He and I met once just over a year ago and now we are best friends. Here is a picture of the two of us last year in Knoxville, TN.
Check the post out. It is totally different from what I would normally write over here. You will see the silly, funny and, hopefully, satirical side of me. Here is a link over to Stuff Christians Like. If my guest post isn’t up yet, Jon will have it come soon.
While you’re there, read Jon’s work. It’s brilliant and you will love it.
If you are tracking back over here from SCL, welcome. I am honored that you would read my post over at Jon’s and check my normal stuff out. It’s normally quite serious. I talk about God and the Church a lot. Throw in some other stuff and there you have it. Please come back again and visit.
Thanks again for stopping by.
I know that most of the time you are expecting a First Church Year post here at Deuceology on Mondays. There’s just one problem. I’m not here today.
Today I’m guest-posting over at The Handwritten, Michael Perkins’ blog. I would appreciate you hitting the link and heading over to Michael’s place. Tell Michael I said hi. Read his blog. Follow him on Twitter. If my post isn’t up yet, go back and check it out. Come back here tomorrow to see the latest, greatest First Church Year.
Since today is December 31, today Deuceology will present a yearly roundup, rather than a weekly one. I ran the bottom 10 earlier in the week. Today, here is the top 10 posts of the year. Hopefully you will remember some of them. Maybe a couple of them are new to you.
10. The tenth most viewed post of the year is Church Visit #4 from just a few weeks ago. My church visits, as a series, proved to be very popular.
9. Number nine was Random Thoughts On My 43rd Birthday. This surprises me because I began getting a lot more visits to my blog the month following this.
8. The 8th most viewed blog post in 2011 for the Deuceology blog was Church Visit #1. We are still searching and there are more to come. There will also be a follow-up series about the first year in our new church when we find it.
7. Lucky number seven was my non-guest post for Tamara Out Loud, For Crying @TamaraOutLoud. I submitted a guest-post to Tamara and was not accepted. This was my response. It caused Tamara to worry needlessly.
6. Number six in 2011 was Live In Your Church Today…Casey Anthony. This may have been my most controversial post on the top 10 list.
5. Moving into the top 5, Church Search Results. Folks were really getting into this church search.
4. The only post not written by me in the top 10 was Jon Stolpe’s I’m Dreaming Of A Stretched Christmas. Jon is a great friend of the blog.
3. The oldest post on the list is Relentless Pursuit Of Continuous Improvement. It is from all the way back in June. I had no idea what I was doing. Some say that I still don’t.
2. Number two, just missing out on number one, was My 10 Favorite Rock/Pop Christmas Songs. This is actually probably my least favorite on the list.
What made this next post Number 1??? Controversy? Subject matter? Biblical story? Let’s just say, just like they do in advertising, that sex sells. Number 1 out of the 237 posts that I’ve written this year is……………………….
There you have it. The top 10 posts of the year. Here’s hoping that 2012 is a fantastic year.
Which post do you think should have been number 1?
Today, you won’t find a regular post here at Deucology. Hop on over to Jon Stolpe Stretched and check out my guest post. Find out how I’m being stretched in my life. While you’re there, check out Jon’s posts. Jon is a new friend who loves the Lord and challenges me on a daily basis. One of the amazing things I have learned about him is that he was 5′ 6″ when he began his junior year of high school. Now he is 6’6″. Get to know him. You can also find him on Twitter at @jonstolpe or at Jon Stolpe Stretched on Facebook. Happy reading.