eChurch Blog Third Blogiversary

It’s hard to believe that I started this blog three years ago on 4th April 2009.

This blog has changed dramatically since its inception, due to the fact that I’ve changed.

From hard-core Evangelical beginnings, I now find myself on the road to Rome, which along with Dale Aquist, I view as a glorious defeat.

As an Evangelical Protestant I used to hold to a Catholic conspiracy theory; now I realise that many Catholics on the Internet hold to a Catholic conspiracy theory, but that’s a story, for another time.

Some time ago I stopped classifying myself as a ‘Christian Blogger’ and changed to a ‘blogger who happens to be Christian’. I feel far more comfortable with this definition for obvious reasons.

Traffic remains steady and very healthy for a niche blog such as this one; although, conversation has been fairly quiet in recent months. Like everything this tends to boom and slump.

The fact that traffic has remained steady has pleased me, as I post far less nowadays, but do try to infuse more thought and opinion and what have you.

I’d like at this point to particularly thank Goy and Tim for always making such valued contributions and sending me links. And special thanks go to Simian, who has been commenting since the very beginning, when this blog was black in colour and in mood.

And of course thanks to everybody else that’s contributed.

In terms of thanking other bloggers, I wouldn’t even know where to begin. I currently have 567 blogs in my feeds. But you know who you are and the part you’ve played in the changes I’ve undergone due to your posts.

I will admit that over the last few weeks I’ve been again going through one of those phases in which it’s rather hard to blog, as everything appears a little dull and repetitive. Same old arguments and battles; different day.

I’m never quite sure if everything is objectively boring, or if it’s more reflective of my state of mind. I suspect the latter, and we’ve been here before, when I wrote a boring blog post about being bored.

But I’m sure this will pass, as it has done so in days gone by.

Thank you so much for reading this blog.

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10 Responses to “eChurch Blog Third Blogiversary”

  1. Gillan Scott Says:

    Well happy birthday! Thank you Stuart for your incredible blog. Thanks for the inspiration it’s given me and thank you in particular for the support you’ve given me and my blog.

    There aren’t many blogs I am to visit most days, but yours is top of the list. I’m praying that God will give you the energy and inspiration to keep going and continue to bles so many people through what you do.

    Oh, by the way, did you know your blog shares its birthday with Cranmer’s? A curious coincidence!

  2. webmaster Says:

    Ah that is a coincidence!

    And another coincidence is that I just linked to your blog in my recent post!

  3. John Byron Says:

    Congrats! I always enjoy reading your posts and getting a perspective on Christianity in the UK. Keep up the good work.

    John

  4. Goy Says:

    The dull repetitive thud of the craftsman’s chisel and hammer belie the beauty of his
    toil.

  5. Stacy Trasancos Says:

    Happy Blog Birthday! Wow, three years. You have been an inspiration and a great help to others. I have enjoyed your writing and selection of interesting topics. Have a Blessed Holy Week. God bless you and your family.

  6. Ben Trovato Says:

    Many happy – and blessed – returns.

  7. Tim Says:

    Thanks Stuart, and thanks for your blog.

  8. Simian Says:

    Thank you Stuart for helping me to understand the many and varied shades of belief and practice around Christianity, and always with patience and good humour. It may seem strange that an atheist like me keeps coming back to your blog, but the truth is that I always find it fascinating and inspiring, and I hope it helps me to be more tolerant of difference. I also hope that my contributions have helped a few other people understand that things are not always quite so black and white as they might think, and that morality is not the unique domain of one religion.
    I have felt privileged to be given this insight into your journey from the early days of your blog, to the great institution to which it has grown, and for that I am incredibly grateful.
    As Spock would say, “May you live long and prosper!” :-)

  9. Tim Says:

    I was considering writing a blog titled “EChurch Blog Watch” but changed my mind as I didn’t think it would have been too thrilling:

    21st March – Today I watched EChurch Blog and read some things I liked.
    23rd March – I watched EChurch Blog again today. More things I liked.
    31st March – I watched EChurch Blog and left a comment there. Other people left comments too.

  10. webmaster Says:

    @ Tim :lol:

    Actually I’m surprised someone hasn’t set that up already ;-)

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