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Saturday, April 29, 2006

William Eunice: Amateur Catholic

Subject: two years and still only a handful of readers

This email is a tremendous amount of work you know?

I started my blog Full Circle ( http://earlychurchfathers.org/fullcircle ) in 2004. I think I have about five regular visitors and I am related to most of them. I am thrilled when web searches happen to drive ten visitors by my site on a given day. According to those web searches I find I most often attract visitors who happen to spell church chruch. At one time I was on the short list of happening links for the web search " excuses to avoid the in-laws". I accomplished this without ever including that phrase on my blog. Those were the A days. Since noting it however, I have plummeted from the A-list even on that topic. I am a "Pile of Dirt" in the TTLB ecosystem and I bowl in a league called "Slackers".

I know I could be faulted for running my own website instead of kowtowing to the man by using Blogspot but I pay for it and even though I am a database professional by trade my blog uses only the most recent advances in text file technology. I have even been too lazy to report the trackback bug that exists on my blog to the developer team so I find myself regularly commenting on items that will never be read.

From my about me page:

"I am not a famous apologist or author. I am not even educated in theology, psychology, journalism or English. You have no reason to trust anything that I say."

In light of my overwhelming demonstration of ongoing mediocrity, please add me to the B-Team.


Hey William, welcome to the club. FWIW, though I seldom stop in and comment, I catch up with you via bloglines. In fact, I have used your Early Church Fathers quote matrix as a reference source for some apologetics work, and referred others to it. I'd recommend that all B-Teamers stop by http://www.earlychurchfathers.org/, check it out and bookmark it for later use. Thanks for making that available and welcome again!

3 Comments:

At 4/29/2006 5:10 PM, Blogger Julie D. said...

I confess I also stop by your blog regularly but rarely (maybe never) comment. AND we're not related! :-D

 
At 4/30/2006 11:32 AM, Blogger Ggoose said...

Thanks for adding me and thanks to both of you for stopping by regularly. :) I have figured one thing out in this big blog world of ours. If you regularly post then your number of visitors increases. If you take a substantial break for any reason then people leave. Common sense really. I had a rough/wonderful year last year and I am trying to get back into it.

Also thanks for mentioning the ECF site. That was an unexpected fruit of my reversion back to the faith. I sat up late at night documenting for my own sanity. I never intended to make a site out of it. God paved the path to get it out there and literally brought people to me who were interested in helping with it.

 
At 5/03/2006 9:10 PM, Anonymous Julie said...

FYI, this Full Circle guy is actually an A plus Plus PLUS son-in-law, dad, husband, son, employee and friend, so I'm not sure he is actually a B Teamer. Well, hm, he doesn't get paid for writing. Ok, he's on!

 

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