Mike Cope's blog

Thursday, August 11, 2005

A year ago today, I dropped a little counter on my blog (guided, of course, by Wade and Matt). Since then, there have been 327,363 "hits." Blogosphere is growing fast. About 80,000 new blogs are started every day, with over 14,000,000 now in existence. Blogosphere doubles in size about every half year. This one started two years ago -- ancient by blogging standards -- and, of course, won't go on forever. But for now, I still have a few things to blather on about: more about baseball, guacamole, grief, joy, faith, parenting, and music. Thanks for dropping by.


  • You're an inspiration to many...in many ways!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/11/2005 05:59:00 AM  

  • You're always a stop on my daily trip around the blogosphere.

    By Blogger kenny, at 8/11/2005 06:01:00 AM  

  • 37 hits an hour - not bad.

    Brett - San Antonio

    By Blogger Brett and Jenny Perkins, at 8/11/2005 07:08:00 AM  

  • Braggart!

    Those of us toiling in the upper 40,000's salute you! You are the paragon, the blogging summit, to which we all aspire!

    By Blogger Greg Kendall-Ball, at 8/11/2005 08:00:00 AM  

  • When it became required reading for Highland members it had to help the stats. Just like Grant's is required reading for guys in his acountability group. Oh well. At least yours is usually worth it.

    By Blogger Val, at 8/11/2005 08:22:00 AM  

  • From a new blogger (only about 113 hits on my so far) to a veteran, I enjoy reading your posts when I travel through the blogosphere.

    By Blogger Matt Warren, at 8/11/2005 08:27:00 AM  

  • It's good to know I'm being counted on somewhere. Daily reader so please keep it up.

    By Blogger Donny, at 8/11/2005 09:31:00 AM  

  • Okay, you have got my math mind going.

    If you take an average of 20 response comments to one of those fabulous blogs, you get 7,300 comments for a year.

    So, for every 45 folks that "hit" your blog, only 1 makes a real comment. I believe the other 46 ( silent majority ) are influenced for the good also.

    My only concern is seeing the number of comments go up rapidly when you discuss food or sports.

    Keep on Blathering.

    By Blogger LarryC, at 8/11/2005 09:37:00 AM  

  • Jesus talked about food. Paul talked about sports. Sheesh, when you read through Luke in one sitting it seems that our Lord was eating pretty much all of the time. I wonder if He ever had Israeli guacamole....

    Love the math mind, by the way. Mine was freakishly doing the same thing.

    Keep it up, Mike!

    By Blogger Thurman8er, at 8/11/2005 10:10:00 AM  

  • I don't post often because I am no match for many who do.

    Us quiet ones are lurking silently and being blessed.

    By Blogger Hoots Musings, at 8/11/2005 11:06:00 AM  

  • I don't drink coffee, so Mike, YOU are my coffee.

    Except for when you're talking about baseball. That puts me right back to sleep.

    By Blogger Deana Nall, at 8/11/2005 12:24:00 PM  

  • Seriously, you are linked on every blog I read! So I come to yours multiple times in a day...uh, not an addict though...you're not "my coffee" yet. Yikes, too personal. Enjoy your thoughts though. Read somewhere someone calling your blog "the most famous Church of Christ blog"! Won't we all agree?!! Is that your next Pepperdine lecture series..."how to blog and influence people."

    By Blogger Randy & Kelly Vaughn, at 8/11/2005 01:54:00 PM  

  • Greg, I think you've hit on something here!

    Mike is The Alphablogger.

    By Blogger Matt, at 8/11/2005 02:58:00 PM  

  • As one of the silent majority (except for occasional bursts of brillance to share among all of your brilliant commenters!) I, too, salute you for being such a draw for so many here in "Church of Christ Christendom," so to speak.

    I have you linked from my blog, as does just about everyone else I read regularly and even those I stumble upon at great distances, sometimes. It's actually astounding how many people read you (and have you linked) when you stop to think about it.

    It reminds me of a post just a week or so ago over at This Road That We Travel... about how the most introverted individual on earth influences some 10,000 people in his life, much less those who are much more extroverted and well known. That is really astounding to contemplate!!

    I've found, myself, in the past few months that the "blog world" is a vast, inordinately complex and interesting place in which we reach people around the globe. You certainly have.

    It is humbling to think about and meditate over, as I'm sure you're very aware, more than the rest of us "foot soldiers" out there blogging away daily (or how ever often the spirit hits us). Thanks for a job well done! We foot soldiers salute you.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/11/2005 06:46:00 PM  

  • By Blogger Greg Kendall-Ball, at 8/11/2005 07:03:00 PM  

  • its amazing that even the advertisers have gotten into this blogging thing- every other blog that you come across on blogspot.com is just some meaningless string of keywords, like "sheet metal contractors sheetmetal contractors sheet metal contractors". It is, however, a testament to the power of this medium when they start to sell us stuff while we digitally disclose our thoughts.
    You, Mike, use the medium well- Im buying what youre selling. Keep blogging.

    By Blogger tjmccloud, at 8/11/2005 09:47:00 PM  

  • I started reading your blog and it helped me understand some of the "discipline" of blogging. You were post pretty much every day except for weekends. I have not kept up with that but at some low points this past year I did and it was good to work some things out. It was also good to see an example of how to post about sensitive and personal things in your life. Thanks.

    By Blogger Eric, at 8/11/2005 09:51:00 PM  

  • Mike,

    I am one of the silent majority who reads you daily. Thanks for the challenges to my faith as well as the guac and baseball discussions over this past year.

    I am so thankful for Chris' recovery, and I appreciate the priviledge of being a part of this community of prayer during that critical time. That's the other time I attempted to post a comment, but it didn't happen. We'll see how this one goes...

    Blessings to you,
    Amy Grant

    By Blogger Amy, at 8/12/2005 06:59:00 PM  

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