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November 19, 2008


Scott Egan

Hey Mark...
I have never heard the phrase "Jump the Shark". You guys were SOLID on Craig Ferguson the other night. I'll twitter you.

WIlliam Silvers

Hey, you guys are great!!!

Blessings William [email protected]

YOU ARE MINE Lyrics William Silvers 9-10-08

Can you hear me calling
My Mercy is falling
I'm calling out to you
I'm Faithful and True
Now is the time
I will make you mine
Just look in my eyes
No greater love you'll find


My arms are open wide
In them you will find
Love and forgivness
Mercy and healing
The joy in your eyes
As hope is realized
I've giving you new life
Now you are mine

My child, you are mine
Just look in my eyes
No greater love you'll find

I'm yours, and your mine
Go now, let your light shine
Wherever darkness hides
Let it shine so bright
Go show them my love
Words are not enough
I want to make them mine
Thats why I gave my life

repeat chorus, and Bridge

Copyright 2008 William Silvers


I didnt know about stats...but I am not surprised.

Thing is how does one know if they indeed do have an audience or if they are basically writing to themselves?

I began a blog so I didnt take up the INBOX space of my friends. Now I have to email them to tell them I have blogged and the subject matter answers their questions. lol.


They have rankings for blogs?? I didn't know this. 0.o

jordan fowler

Best book to improve you writing period. Roy Peter Clark of the Poynter group gives 50 amazing short lessons with great example and is an accomplished journalist. http://www.worshiptrench.com/?p=411


IMHO, blogging and three dot journalism is going the way of SMS speak! im not able to keep up. how r u doing w it? LOL! c u!k?


hahaha...i agree. i have the same thoughts about Mr. Linky. i hate that plug-in. i wish bloggers would just come out & say it...'i'm using you to get my ranking higher..that's all...i'm not worried about what you write...just give me the link' :)

God Bless Mr. Linky


Ah maaan, I forgot to care about the rankings! The thing is, I blog for my amusement and the occasional opportunity to call my brother and insist he check out the website because I've posted one of his embarrassing childhood photos. For me, blogging and tweeting are a way for me to have fun and accidentally connect with others. It's the one place I can say "AWESOME" and "DUUUUDE?!?" without people thinking I'm crazy. I would also like to say that numbers aren't nearly as awesome as cartoons or photos of people's kids.



Case in point. Just got my "Twitter Ranking"...11.25!!! That is pathetic by ranking standards, but I have more folks "following me" versus those I "follow" because I write about stuff that is important to me and apparently important to others in the worship community. Thanks for your post and sharing your incredible journey with all of us.


Great thoughts Mark! It's so easy to fall into the trap of trying to increase your stats rather than the quality of your writing.

Shelly Pierce

I enjoyed reading your post. I agree with you on the stats.
You cannot get to caught up in that.
I believe that if you are doing what you love, your work will shine. Also, if God called you to do something specific and you listen, he will make a way for your blog to reach those in need.
Shelly Pierce


I so agree. This is why I don't have a "mom blog". It's not my strength... I learn more from others and don't have anything original to add. And it is a totally flooded field. I do however know a thing or two about cardmaking.

I must admit I sometimes struggle with the numbers game, but I'm learning to relax. I'm becoming satisfied with my little readership. If I can inspire or educate one person for each post, I'm happy! Thanks for this... you're making the blog world a more interesting place! ~:-D


So true! Have you read Brody today? He has a similar post up about the importance of returning readers (versus seeking out unique visitors).

Jason the Mod

Quality writing *is* the key.

Elizabeth Grattan


Brody Harper

Totally agree... Big numbers can't replace a real community of involved readers.

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