Recently I received year-end statistics for my website. While in many ways I still feel like a blogging beginner, it seems that some significant impact is being made for Jesus via this online ministry.
Some of the highlights:
In 2014, people viewed my website (markalanwilliams.net) in 119 countries.
These countries were as diverse as Bulgaria, Egypt, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, Chile, France, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Finland, Algeria, Cambodia, and so on.
Over 10,000 different people read articles during the year.
My blog was viewed over 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
The report also listed the top 10 articles, which I am sharing below.
First, a few observations about the most popular articles:
It seems that the most popular tend to be the more controversial—they offer a different viewpoint. This makes me think that people want to have their minds stretched, their thinking challenged and their questions answered.
While I don’t get a lot of criticism, here are the articles that brought some criticism:#1 by a few people who disregard what the Bible says on homosexuality and maybe didn’t even bother to read the passages I cited.
#4 by a few people who think that despite what Scripture says, there’s a way for people to be saved without receiving Jesus Christ.
#7 by a guy who thought that my title was disingenuous because overall I actually love being a Christian.
#9 by a guy who thought that if you are a Christian, there’s no way you can be depressed
Some articles got more exposure since they were posted earlier in the year. Nonetheless, I think this would not tip the “voting with clicks” a lot.Similarly, some articles were posted in 2013, but still made it onto the list.
So here are the top 10 most read articles of 2014. If you haven’t had a chance to read them yet, or would like a review, just click on the title and it will take you to the article.
My Top 10 Most Viewed Articles
Stay tuned for more stimulating articles in 2015!