So I was taking a shower minding my own business when it hit me!
Eight days ago Adam's Ale turned seven! Good thing we are not married. It would have been a disastrous week.
Since meeting the dynamo Dawn Eden those many years ago and having her twist my arm behind my back that I should be using the internet more in my ministry, Adam's Ale has been trudging along. (Is anybody still here that started reading it seven years ago???)
I was a parochial vicar when the blog was started and I had a lot of time on my hands then. That was when AA was sent out seven days a week. As a pastor there is not so much time and so it only goes out five days a week most of the time, at times not even making it out that often as you have no doubt noticed as of late.
The question is asked often concerning how time is found to pump this out as often as it is and to be quite honest, it doesn't take that much time (usually) for by the time I sit down to the computer it is already quite thought out. Mostly it is just type and publish.
Still, at times, I wonder if time could be better spent. The current indicator in use to determine whether to continue or not is the counter: do significantly more people read AA than hear my morning homily. So far yes, so I continue.
To determine this I have two completely unreliable counters on AA. They never agree. Sometimes one is high and the other low, and sometimes the opposite. But they average out to still be higher than daily Mass attendance so AA continues.
Here are some interesting stats:
There have been 1873 posts (well, 1874 now.)
8,106 published comments
There are 71 followers
There have been 408,094 views throughout the history.
The most read post was "How Come I Don't Remember?" from 2012. I don't think it's all that interesting. Maybe the title is misleading.
After the United States, the country that visits the most is Russia! HELLO RUSSIANS!
They are followed closely by the Canada and the UK. Greetings to you. I'd like to come visit.
The most referrals come from something called the Salem Web Network
This is just a superfluous Adam's Ale link.
If you are still reading . . . please consider taking the two poles in the side bar. I would like your input in determining the future of AA. Thanks and God bless,