In the beginning I started blogging as a way to voice my thoughts and opinions, but more and more I’m seeing it as ministry that has really blessed me. My stat-tracker at the bottom of this page tells me that I can expect between four and five hundred visitors on this site everyday. Weekends are a little less but some weekdays I may have over 500 hits. That’s a lot of people that stop by every day for one reason or another. I got to thinking that there are probably 3 different kinds of visitors to this site (and every other blog for that matter).
- SEARCHERS: Those that come to this site for the first time from search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. They are brought here because of a search they’ve done. My prayer for them is that when they make a stop by here for the first time they’ll find something that catches their attention. They’ll read something about God, His church, faith, love, marriage or family and they’ll want to know more.
- LURKERS: I love lurkers. They are the majority around here. A lurker is someone who is a regular reader but never makes a comment. They’re more comfortable being anonymous, hiding behind the scenes and not making their presence known. They don’t leave comments and that’s absolutely fine. I’m blessed by lurkers and welcome them all. I do find it interesting that this month I’ve had two regular readers, who are lurkers, come out of hiding and email me to say hello.
- COMMENT MAKERS: You guys know who you are. You are the ones that read and choose to leave a comment. Let me say from the bottom of my heart, I love your comments. I read everyone and sometimes read them twice. Although I don’t always respond to every comment, I never take anything you say lightly. You encourage me, challenge me and strengthen me by your comments. You make me smile when you say something funny and sometimes I even laugh out loud. While I’ve enjoyed getting to know many of you through the blogging community, I know that many of us will not meet face to face till someday when we enjoy heaven together. And that will be alright, because we’ll have plenty of time to get to know one another then.
You know … I’m really looking forward to heaven …