Six years of the awesomeness of veneremurcernui December 10, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, awesomeness, blogfoolery, Dallas Diocese, fun, General Catholic, silliness.
Today marks the 6th anniversary of this blog! 6341 posts, 27,000 comments, and 2.1 million unique viewers. Not bad at all! No surprise most of this blog’s readership is in the US, but it also gets a ton of views throughout the English-speaking world……Canada #2, UK #3, Australia #4. I also get a great many views from France, Mexico, Ireland, the Philippines, South Africa, Brazil, India, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, Vatican City, even Vietnam. Some other surprising places……Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Angola, Russia, Ukraine, Burma, Indonesia, and every country of South America. I’m all over the world! And what’s up Norway! Good to know some Norwegians drop by, you know I am part Norwegian on my mom’s side.
This blog has been a ton of fun. A bit of work at times, but mostly great fun for me. It’s been a wonderful experience. Because of this blog, I have learned sooo much, and a lot of that has come from you, dear readers, exposing me to new ideas and challenging me to see things from other perspectives. I am so glad you enjoy this blog!
I started this blog in response to one particular situation in the Diocese of Dallas, the continuing invitation of problematic, even heterodox speakers to a certain women’s group every year during Lent. My ambitions were slight……to try to stop this original event from happening. I was pretty naive. I thought that if the good Bishop only knew about this speaker’s past and her views, then maybe something would be done. Tee-hee….silly me! That was just the beginning of a process of having my eyes opened to the reality of the Church in our times. And now I’m a crazy trad. Well, if there is blame to be assigned for that, the Diocese of Dallas shares at least some of it, for stonewalling and failure of duty.
As I said, my ambitions were small. I had read somewhere that the majority of blogs last less than 3 months and consist of 7 posts or fewer. I just hoped to do a little better than that. I had no idea I would still be doing this 6 years later. Certainly, being a bit OCD helps……once we get started on something, we don’t know how to stop!
I try never to plan ahead or have big ambitions. I recognize this blog is a sidelight for me, and always will be. I do it when I can. I have been very fortunate over the years to find ways to write a surprising amount on very limited time. My first duties are always to God and family, then work, and I squeeze this in when I can. I appreciate your putting up with my frequent mistakes and grammatical errors! Those are an occupational hazard of how I
am compelled have chosen to write. Quantity over quality, and all that.
So, whether I’m still blogging tomorrow or a year from now, I never really know. I have no plans to quit, however. Still having too much fun.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog as much as I have. Please pray for me!