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A Brand New Site with Familiar Stuff!

Welcome to my new site!

I moved my blog off of the WordPress.com platform and have transferred everything to my own domain name with hosting that will offer me a whole lot more flexibility. Plus, the ads on my WordPress.com site were getting really outrageous. There was nothing I could do to curb the kinds of ads WordPress.com was throwing on my page. So after several people complained, I took that as my cue to take my blog to the next level.

Now that I’ve upped my game in the blogosphere world, I am feeling the extra motivation to write more regularly and engage more people in conversation. I have also reorganized my site to better categorize previous blog posts. If you go to the “All Topics” menu above, you’ll see the different categories, and they will lead you to previous posts pertaining to those topics. (I’m currently trying to find a way to list blog posts by title within each category. I haven’t figured that out yet!)

You’ll also see that through the years, my writing and ideas have really evolved. As I was reorganizing my site, I looked back— as all writers are prone to do— on things I wrote even just five years ago, and occasionally I facepalm. Sometimes multiple facepalms. But I kept every post. Nothing was edited or deleted. If for nothing else, they’ll serve as humorous museum pieces!

Please know, I am all ears to hear and read your ideas and suggestion. Is there something you want to see more of? Less of? How would you challenge me to up my game? Bring it on!

Lastly, I am very, very grateful that you take time out of your day to read all this stuff. I have met some wonderful people through blogging… along with a fair share of trolls, too. God bless them. Either way, I love the challenge and art of writing and engaging folks on meaningful topics. None of that would be possible without you being there as a willing conversation partner.

So… let the blogging and conversations continue!

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2010 in Review

It was a fantastically adventurous, insightful, blessed 2010 for me in the blogosphere, and that’s all due to friends like you who take the interest and time to read my schtuff and then go the extra mile to interact with each other and with me. I love to write and to use the power of words (and the concepts behind those words) to encourage, challenge, and at times, to make a holy mess. And I love to read your writing and thoughts, too. You’ve helped me to grow and mature this past year.

Thank you for enriching my life and the lives of other readers by the conversations we have in the world of ideas concerning life, faith, and “religion”. I look forward to sharing the journey with you in 2011! Happy New Year, and may you find every blessing of God for you each day, one day at a time.

-your friend and brother, Chris

The WordPress.com statistics for pastorchrisowens.wordpress.com
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
Healthy blog!
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured imageThe average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 27 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 50 posts. There were 24 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.
The busiest day of the year was January 15th with 1 views. The most popular post that day was My Two Words for Pat Robertson: Shut Up!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were WordPress Dashboard, facebook.com, en.wikipedia.org, networkedblogs.com, and derrenbrown.co.uk.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for agnostic, hebrew bible, scripture, ignatius of antioch, and cross and flame.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

My Two Words for Pat Robertson: Shut Up! January 2010
138 comments

2

Post-Christian Agnostics: Understanding the Spirituality of Most Americans January 2010
42 comments

3

About Chris June 2009
9 comments

4

Another Look at John 14:6– What Does Jesus Really Mean? January 2010
32 comments

5

Smashing the Jesus Idol of Churchianity January 2010
6 comments

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