Reading Acts finally broke into the rarified air the the new-look BiblioBlog Top Fifty list, coming in at #46 this week. So let me take the occasion to celebrate the year-and-a-half anniversary of this blog experience with a little horn-tooting. I am sure there are a number of factors contributing to the ranking, but I will say that I see steady traffic on the Blog with a decent number of search items every day.
The top search engine term for the Blog (aside from the name, “Reading Acts”) is N. T. Wright, combining a couple of variations in spelling his name. A number of these searches include questions like “Is NT Wright a Dispensationalist?” or “NT Wright and Election.” I suppose N. T. Wright is the BiblioBlog equivalent to hiding “Pamela Anderson” somewhere in your blog to drive up traffic. (Careful readers will notice that I just did both.)
The next two highest searches have been “Saul in Arabia” and “God-fearer column from Aphrodisias.” I fine that interesting since I do not recall writing about the column. Strangely enough John Wayne and Caleb Befus are high on the list as well. Lots of similarities there, although I suspect it is just Caleb googling his own name.
I continue to get quite a few hits on the topic of the Judaizers. I suspect that I am helping home-schoolers with their homework, but perhaps this signals a need that is not addressed on many blogs.
I am thrilled to say that at least once I was ranked along side the big boys.