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I just added some links to my blogroll. These are folks who generally read my blog and leave comments. I hope I did not forget anyone. Also, if you want to be added let me know.

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OK…Moving on from the creepy bloggers post. For those who asked here are my stats via WordPress for the past 13 months. (see below)
As of now I’ve gotten close to 250 hits today. If your a “normal” blogger like me it takes a long-time to build any sort of readership. (outside of friends) I’m a co-pastor/Elder of a 120 member church plant in Austin TX. I’ve spoken at ZERO conferences, I’ve wrote ZERO books and I sing about as good as Hillary cries at a coffee shop therefore I have ZERO albums to my credit. (Well, I do have one rap album I recorded back in the day, but that’s another story.)

Here is what I do know. I represent the majority of church planters/missional thinkers. Therefore I’ve been able to connect with folks all across the globe. Of course I do consider myself something like blog pimp as I link to interesting stories like Driscoll/Bell controversy etc. I’ve gotten 4000 hits off that one link alone.

I have no strategy when it comes to blogging. I think-I blog-I regret-and I rarely blog for more then 3-5 minutes for any given post)

Therefore my blog is very random at best. But I have lot’s of fun and I love looking back over previous posts and laughing at myself and also seeing some cool things God has done.

Now I wish my friends who write and think better then me (like KN & SM & JC) would actually blog more. Or my other friend who leads worship at mega-churches and has worship albums that rock and lead at passion conferences like (JDA) would stop blogging about travel trips to random places 30 times a year and add some real legit content to their blog because all these guys are better then me.

I think I just digressed???

Technorati: 126,00

Blog Stats

Total Views: 42,543

Best Day Ever: 391

Views today: 225

Totals

Posts: 607

Comments: 816

Categories: 110

Tags: 212

I get consistent emails from various unknown folks asking me to add their blog to my blogroll. I’m never sure what to do as these emails come out of the blue. I hate saying no and I’m always honored when other bloggers add me to their blogrolls. This usually happens after multiple comments or email conversations between two parties, somewhat of a “blog-friendship” is developed or I actually know the person in real life-another words they added me and I did not beg them.

Anyhow, for you other creepy bloggers who are highly seeking your next Technorati breakthrough do all of us a favor and stop pimping your blog to total strangers. Please try and build some sort of friendship and reader loyalty before you send the random email that goes like this:

“Hey I read your blog today, cool stuff…I have a blog also, here is the address: http://creepyblogger.wordpress.com. Do you mind linking me to your blog, that would be great.”

What do you say to that?

Of course for those of you who for some reason read my blog and deal with the 4th grade grammar and crappy spelling let me say a big “thanks” to all of you. If your interested in a friendship and you want me to add you to my blogroll I would gladly do that, just let me know.

I RSS most of my readers so I can keep up with their story, pray for them, root for them and maybe someday we will meet and be able to do cool things for God and our world or at least “virtually” encourage each others journey. These are the folks that go on the blogroll which I will update in the next week or two.

I would hate to see the emails that the big boy bloggers get like (Carlos, Swerve & TSK )

Again thanks for reading and from now on I can refer to this post when the creepy blogger emails come into the inbox 🙂

So this past week I’ve been considering where to go with my blog. I’ve been a “blog-slacker” of sorts. My post have been alright, just no depth.

Of course whenever I think I’m wasting my time. I will get an email or a comment of encouragement.

This past week I got a couple of those. Some from other pastor friends who told me how much they “needed” to hear a certain post.

I also received an email from some other “young” dudes who are considering church planting. They both told me that reading this blog and encouraged them to plant a church. ( Not sure why ) These cats are strangers and for some reason they found inspiration in my chaos, failures and poor grammar 🙂
Therefore I’m making a greater commitment to take this blog to the next level and consider it apart of my “job description.”

So starting on Monday I will work through a series of post on creativity and how to keep the creative juices flowing.

Currently doing some much needed blog maintenance.

I added a new “header” graphic. (Mad props to Scotty for sending me a hi-res “love wins” graphic.)

I updated my reading list. Truthfully I haven’t been reading a lot for some reason. Need to change that.

I also added “Vista bloggers” to the blogroll.

I always struggle with having too much information. But I think I have a good balance.

New job, getting sick and family issues have caused my blogging discipline to wane. But fear not my loyal readers. I’m coming back with a vengeance. Can’t wait. Blogging to me is a ministry. So I try and do it with a “Spirit of Excellence.” Thanks for reading, thanks for hanging and get ready for some fresh content.

Also, today in Austin was just perfect. Simply amazing day. Now if I could just stop coughing. 🙂

I posted this Rob Bell Interview at the end of Nov. Since then I’ve gotten over 600 hits to my blog because of this post. Needless to say, Rob is very popular dude 🙂