For the past several months I've tried to post on this blog at least four times a week. The material I place here is intended to provide helpful information to the reader as well as make you think. Because this blog was originally intended primarily for bivocational and smaller church leaders I've tried to provide material that would be especially helpful for them, but much of what I write here would equally apply to most larger church leaders as well. My concern is whether or not this blog is helpful.
In recent weeks the blog's counter seldom shows more than 30 readers for any one post even though it tells me I have 65 followers. Both of these numbers are rather discouraging given the number of months I've written this blog. It does take time to write and post the material, and I want to make sure I am not wasting my time doing it. Seldom do any readers respond to a post so the only thing I have telling me that anyone is reading it is the counter, and if that is right then this blog has a very small audience.
Late last year I ended the monthly e-newsletter I was sending to several hundred people who had asked to receive it. Again, because there was so little response from the recipients I had no way of knowing how many were actually reading it or just deleting it when it appeared on their screen. When I announced the end of the newsletter I referred people to this blog as a way to continue to get articles from me. I did receive a few e-mails from people who were sorry to see the e-newsletter go away, but obviously few, if any, made the jump from the newsletter to the blog.
I'm not sure what I will do about the blog, but if you find it helpful I need to know that. If you are reading it on a regular basis I would appreciate it if you would become a follower of the blog. If you find it helpful I would appreciate it if you would encourage others to read it as well. I do enjoy providing you with resources that I hope are helpful to your life and ministry, but I also want to be a good steward of my time. Thank you for any feedback you can give me.