How did the site do in 2011?
For starters, the SaltyBeliever.com saw an increase in traffic this year over last year. There were over 20,000 visitors with nearly 60,000 page views to date, representing 141 countries. 2011 produced 73 new posts for a total of 225 published posts to the site. After two years, nearly every book of the Bible has been quoted. More book reviews were offered, with the most popular to date being a chapter by chapter review of Rob Bell's book, Love Wins. Knowing Jesus Through The Old Testament By Christopher J.H. Wright was a close second. 68 comments or questions were generated through the "Contact me" form and I have lost count of how many e-mails or other messages were sent to me as a result of Salty Believer in 2011. I wish I could say all were positive and encouraging, but this is not the case. I created a Resource page with lots of videos, audio files, links, book recommendations, and other useful material. A video and audio podcast were created (subscribe below). And I hope the material posted in 2011 was more accessible. It was my hope to provide practical information, not just seminary work.
Where is the site headed for the its third year?
As we move through 2012, I will complete my seminary education. I am working full-time in ministry and have some friends along for the journey. Therefore, I hope the site will become even more practical. I have a strong desire that, God willing, I will be able to start posting more podcasts and videos, many featuring other people in ministry as well. I don't have any other goals for the site other than to continue posting thoughtful material that brings salt and light to Salt Lake, Utah, and beyond.
Thanks for reading. Soli Deo gloria!
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