I’ve been looking over my ongoing projects here and taking stock of things. I’ve posted the second Reflections study on my website, so now Colossians and 1,2 and 3 John are available for download, with 1 & 2 Peter in progress, and Galatians, Hebrews and Philippians after that. I also have to write a Women’s Bible Study on Forgiveness for She Who Must Be Obeyed who needs it by June 1st. I’ve also begun a new feature, “Photo of the Week” which is really easy as long as I don’t forget to post it, and I have another feature I’ll probably start later in the week that should be fun.
My most urgent project is to figure out what to blog about next, since Philippians is done! I was looking over my blog stats to see if I can figure out what kinds of things attract the most people to The Life Project, and I discovered something interesting. The most popular post I’ve had over the last 12 months is “Why I DON’T use King James“! I posted that one on March 31 and it has as of Tuesday afternoon, 99 likes, 114 comments and over 500 views. That may be nothing on your blog, but it’s #1 around here. Then, I checked all time stats and it fell into fourth place, with the most popular post of all time on this blog being “Remembering Martin Van Buren” posted back in December of 2011 with well over 2,000 views. I had no idea that many people remembered old “Matty Van”! Well, they remembered him, but only 8 liked the post!
Looking more carefully, I noticed that what people really seem to like and want to read is controversy and rants.
So, what does this tell me…? Not sure.
OK, that isn’t true at all, I am quite sure! If I do a bunch of posts and poke other people in the eye, figuratively of course, I’ll get way more traffic and lots of follows. Maybe I could be “Harsh Reality” some day. I’d be good at that, too. In fact, I’m a pro at that sort of thing; literally.
The only thing is that I’m not sure how that would serve the Kingdom, how it would share the love of Christ.
Well, I’m going to have to decide on another book, I’m thinking maybe James. I bet I can get into some trouble doing that one!