I don’t think it’s the Francis effect, but I do appreciate you new readers as well as those long-time visitors who keep coming back here for more. March 2013 bested this site’s previous best-month for visits and hits 68,000 to 57,000. I recall one of my conservative friends suggesting last year that my blog traffic was nowhere near what I said it was or what it should be. <shrug>
I confess I enjoy seeing the stats tick upward here, but I’m still largely under the radar of the more rude commentariat I see elsewhere, especially at the corporate blogs. Something for which I am grateful. But one request, please: do not nominate this site for any awards like this. Okay?
As I’ve written before, I get an occasional spasm of doubt about Catholic Sensibility. We’re getting close to ten years and 9,000 posts–well over one offering per day. It’s hard to walk away from that–is it accomplishment, or is it just compulsion?
I haven’t been feeling the urge to walk away just yet, but I also don’t foresee cranking things back to over a hundred posts a month, either. You will likely not see advertising on this site, at least not of my own doing. I’m sure the corporate masters and commanders of the world are doing all they can to squeeze a few dollars out of every corner of the internet. Again <shrug>
A few friends (and you know who you are) should know they have a standing offer to write here. If you’re not sure about that status, you can contact me, and we can discuss things. If you ever want to begin a private conversation, check the contact box near the bottom of that right sidebar.
Otherwise, I’m toying with a return to liturgy documents. I realize I have Redemptionis Sacramentum untouched, and that’s one sorry piece of parchment that may need to be taken down a few notches. I’ve been promising a full examination for a few years now. I confess I haven’t read through the whole piece cover to cover. Almost 200 numbered sections. That will pad the post count to close to 9,000 all by itself.
For a little fun, now that March Madness is done, I’ve been thinking about a poll on favorite Bible verses. I have an outline to give you a choice of one Old Testament and two New Testament passages (one Gospel, one other) and whittle brackets down from threes: 81 to 27 to 9 to 3 to a winner. That kind of contest would run daily for forty days. I vaguly considered it for Lent, but I’ve been too busy. But now that all the other voting mechanisms have spent themselves, we all can focus a little more on the Bible.
As with any endeavor here, it all depends on life’s other commitments. I do have the domestic Church of which I’m a part, including material responsibliities. I also have ministry. Wading through our hopeful return to our church building in two weeks. Confirmation, including the young miss. First Communion. Students commencing and a new 2013-14 of leadership for which to prepare.
Meanwhile, Happy Easter; stay in touch; keep reading.
Since 2007, when I happened upon you, by accident, I believe, I have come to treasure this place. Thank you for what you generously give, whether it be accomplishment or compulsion, although I think it is far, far more the former than the latter.
What I am more grateful for than the posts themselves, is that I have gotten to know you. Yours if is a friendship that encourages, which can be a rare find out here on the interwebs.
And thank you for letting me write here before, which I hope to do again. That is an honor indeed.
Easter joy to you. Gratitude and many blessings! Ad multos annos!
Happy Easter, Todd. Don’t stop just yet.
“I realize I have Redemptionis Sacramentum untouched, and that’s one sorry piece of parchment that may need to be taken down a few notches.” What? Did you really write that? Having a bad morning?
It’s not a good document, on the whole. Misdiagnosis, and the paranoia CDWDS in action. Having a great week. But I think I may look at JPII’s encyclical on the Eucharist first.
If I had read about the family’s medical situation post before this post, I would have not have made the above comment. I do look forward to a series on RS whenever it comes about.