This actually floors me for two reasons:
- It indicates that Catholic blogging is in a worse state than I thought; and,
- It means that all seven of my readers care enough to subscribe an average of 23 times each.
Seriously, I am always thankful for each and every one of you who find this blog informative or interesting or humorous, and even for those of you for whom it is a punishment to read. As a general rule I have never sought to publicize this blog for any of the various blog awards that come out each year, nor have I sought to artificially pump up subscriptions or “followers” (a blogger term that gives me, as a Catholic, great pause to type). Even the name of the blog probably discourages a wider readership outside of this area.
For all that, I realize that this site does get read by many, and that the numbers are growing. I started this blog about three years ago, and the site is approaching 1,000,000 page views. Thank you very much for visiting here.
A reader told me last weekend that their mother actually overheard someone at her dentist’s office talking about a post I made. So much for pain-free dentistry.
Be that as it may, at least this site is ranked ahead of the USCCB’s media blog. I guess maybe the state of Catholic blogging isn’t that bad after all.