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Hello? Hello, Out There

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After setting a record for viewership in December and getting off to a lively start in January, this blog’s readership has gone far south, these past three days.

I pray you’re all all right, out there, and that large pieces of the country haven’t broken off and drifted out to sea. That would mess up communications, although I doubt the nooze media would notice it.

Should I start a new comment contest? Would that get the ball rolling again?

Our Top Posts of 2017

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We’re off to a very slow start here for 2018, so let’s take a few minutes to see what were the top posts of the year.

No. 1, way out in front with 964 views, The BBC’s Old ‘Narnia’ Was Better Than the Movies. That was posted several years ago, and it’s still going strong, still the all-time favorite post on this blog.

No. 2, with 726, from 2015, Did the Queen Really Say It? No one is able to find this legendary on-camera speech by Queen Elizabeth in which she supposedly suggested that 2015 would be the last Christmas ever, meanwhile admitting that the Royal Family had Princess Diana bumped off because “she knew too much.” This goofy item never goes away. We’ve had two more Christmases since then, so go figure.

For 2017 itself, the most-viewed post was Antifa Calls for Nov. 4 ‘Revolution’–a scheme which totally fizzled out, causing Antifa’s credibility to take a major dive.

And No. 2 for 2017, posted Oct. 13 and garnering 113 views so far, The Leaven of Idiocy, in which a bona fide gynecologist mentioned “pregnant people,” as if somewhere out there, she’d encountered a pregnant man or two.

I don’t know if this is going to work at all, but nothing ventured, nothing gained, so I might as well ask you, the readers, to name your favorite posts this year: anything that might have stuck in your memory for good or ill. It would interest me to know this, and it just might interest some of you. I won’t mind if it turns out to be a cat video, a Joe Collidge post, or an installment of Oy, Rodney. It doesn’t have to be a news item, and I’ll be kind of surprised if it is.

Made It! 7,000 Views

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Here it is, the very last day of a year that went by like it was shot out of a cannon, and I’m late. Sorry, couldn’t help it! Tired: moving very slowly this morning. Well, these last two weeks have been kind of on the hard side–and also deadly cold. After a while it gets to you.

But yesterday, calloo, callay, we got our first-ever month with 7,000 views–didn’t need the extra day. I thank everyone who’s been a part of this, and I hope this blog will grow throughout the coming year–not just in viewer numbers, but also as a means for some of us to fellowship in Jesus Christ Our Lord. I think it still counts if you’re doing it online.

I wish I could invite some of you over for tea and Mille Bornes.

Straining Toward a Milestone

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It’s practically within my grasp–this humble blog’s first-ever 7,000-hit month. All it needs is not to run out of gas in the very last lap.

We grow very slowly here; but we do grow.

So… tell your friends about us, get ’em to give it a try. Hey, we’re commercial-free, except for those rare occasions when I try to get folks to buy my books. Latest sales figures just came in… ugh.

And if you haven’t done it already, or even if you’ve already done it several times–request a Christmas hymn. We want to go out of 2017 with a bang.

Who Can Figure Trends?

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For the first ten days of December this blog was cruising along toward its first 7,000-hit month ever; and then, these last two days, all the air went out of the tires.

Who can figure out the reason for hot and cold streaks? See, if we could, then we could do stuff on purpose to stay hot and avoid whatever makes us go cold. But for the life of me I can’t identify what I was doing to get lots and lots of views, and then not so many views. I think I’ve been doing the same things all along. But it’s obvious I don’t know what I’m talking about!

How to get the momentum going again?

Something tells me that if I really knew that, I would soon become the richest man on earth.

Enter the Ninja (2014)

Well, my Archive has been restored–for 2015 and 2014, at least: 2013 is still in a shambles–which means I can re-run old posts for new readers… and for those who enjoy a bit of retro. So here goes:



Comment Contest Reminder

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Don’t anybody say I’m giving you short notice: there are only about 300 comments to go to reach lucky 20,000, and whoever posts that comment wins a prize.

A pyramid with your name on it–in neon hieroglyphics! A weekend on Solitude Island in the Siberian Arctic, with the celebrity of your choice! Rhinestone socks signed by Joe Collidge!

Or, if my plans for those prizes fall through, an autographed copy of one of my books.

Anyone can play, and all comments are eligible except: comments abusive to me or to another reader; blasphemy; any use of the f-bomb; ads thinly disguised as comments (it’s insulting); or comments simply to vapid to bother with.

Other than that, anything goes.

Remember the Comment Contest!

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It doesn’t have quite the ring of “Remember the Maine,” but it will have to do: there are less than 500 comments to go to No. 20,000, and whoever posts that comment will become President for Life of some undisclosed country. Either that, or you win an autographed copy of one of my books.

There are a lot of new visitors here since the last contest, so let’s hear from you.

Win Fabulous Prizes in Our Comment Contest!

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We have less than a thousand to go to reach Comment No. 20,000 on this blog, so that means it’s time for another comment contest. Whoever posts No. 20,000 will win something mind-bogglingly fantastic… if my negotiations with Fabulous Treasure Inc. don’t fall through. Win your own foreign country to rule as absolute monarch! Or a huge chest full of gold coins and uncut rubies! Or your portrait painted by Peter Paul Rubens!

Otherwise, an autographed copy of one of my books.

The contest is open to all, and any and all comments qualify, with the following exceptions: comments abusive to me or to any other reader; any use of the f-bomb; blasphemy; commercials thinly disguised as comments, that somehow get past the spam filter; comments simply too inane to bother with. Other than that, anything goes.

I expect it will take up all of October to get to No. 20,000, but let’s just see.

Coming Up: I Review ‘The Case for Christ’

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First I have to loosen up my brain with a bike-ride, and then I’ll review this very good movie for you.

I feel a kinship with this film because I once spent an hour and a half interviewing its subject, Lee Strobel, about his book, The Case for Creation. When I reached him by phone, he was on his way out to go skiing, but said he could give me 15 minutes. But once we got to talking, it was hard to stop. My review of that book is floating around somewhere in the archives at http://www.chalcedon.edu/ .

So yesterday we watched The Case for Christ, it was well worth waiting for, and I took notes as we watched. so I’m just about ready to write the review. See you just a little later!

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