29 August, 2006

The Dawg Howse Is A Year Old!

One year ago today I sat down at my computer and started writing in my journal about some of the things happening in the church where I pastor, and I thought, "I wonder what others would say about this?"
I remembered that about a year or so earlier I had created a blog that I had never used, and I went about the task of relocating it, and I put my first entry onboard, which I called, "Too Embarrassed To Praise."

At that time I had no idea that this would become a regular thing I did, because I have kept a personal journal for years, and I was not too certain about sharing my thoughts with the world. Somehow, it evolved, and caught on with others in and around my church, with many creating blogs of their own.

Now, here we are, one year later, and I am amazed at what this thing has become. I have met new friends from all over the United States and several other countries through this blog.

In the beginning I remember thinking, "Wow, I've had 50 hits this week to my blog site." To date, that number has grown to over 13,500 visitors with over 30,000 pages viewed. It's been a great release for me to get some stuff out of my head and into others.
It' also been
a lot of fun, and I just wanted to say thank you to all my readers!


Sylvia said...

I know I am one of the people who like to start my day out reading your blog.I set down at my computer with my coffee and read away.I love to find new things that you have wrote about.I have learned so much that I thought people would laugh at me for asking.Keep on blogging.

ruthrap said...

congrats, Pastor Darrell, I really enjoy your site and several others and it is great that we can share our thoughts with others and make new friends and communicate with ones we already know..I've got some good laughs from the bloggers and shed a few tears also. Blog on and I'll keep readin' ya!

David Reish said...

Well, happy birthday, but I thought for every human year equals seven dawg years?

Amy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dawghowse!! I like to read others expieriances and thoughts on life and with God. It encourages me !!!

Sean McKee said...

Happy Birthday!

michigan preacher said...

Hey, Dawg! Ya know, you're part of the reason I started blogging. So, it's your fault! Really, keep this up, you have been a huge encouragement to me. I too always look forward to the Dawg blog.

BTW, it will be a year for me on September 12!