2011 In Review: Stats, Top 5 Blog Posts and More!

The year in review. Yes, 2011 is nearly complete. I have a had a record percentage of first-time visitors to this blog, so I think a review of some of the most popular posts makes sense. This blog is about “conversation” so the hundreds of comments, emails, Facebook likes and tweets are greatly appreciated!

Unique “visitors” to my blog this past year: 40,249

Subscribers from Networked Blogs, RSS and Email: ~1,900

5 top blog posts:

  1. Love Won or Love Wins: A different take on Rob Bell, his book and Christian dialog While apparently “alarming” for some, I decided Rob Bell is not a heretic, but that there are other questions more obvious if we think critically about his book. It seemed that either there were blind supporters who cried foul or critics who claimed the worst. Is there a different way to look at it?
  2. Rob Bell and Heresy: Do we have the right to use the “H” word today? What is being a heretic? We have expanded that word beyond its original use, perhaps. And, are we not allowed to ask questions? Is it possible to dialog about a popular author’s view of things and ask our own questions to the question asker?
  3. Let’s Be Tasteful Mark Driscoll: Worship Leader & Pastor humor to poke fun at us both I have a huge respect of Mark Driscoll, so instead of criticizing when he misspoke I decided to poke fun further at those of us who lead worship as well as our pastors. Are we able to poke fun at ourselves?
  4. STORY: Awkward gym shower encounter schools me in leadership This is a powerful story of how our prejudice of those we lead sometimes conflict with the reality of who they are. Awkward moments instruct us, because sometimes being caught off guard is the only way to get our attention.
  5. 5 ways to leverage sensitivity, a strength & trap for the creative Creative leaders in ministry are different. One of the best and worst qualities for us is the empathetic and sensitive way we see and react to the world. Here are some tips to deal with that reality. If you are not a creative type, this might help you coach or support your colleagues who are.


Thanks for being part of the conversation here at RKWeblog. If you are a lurker, please come out and say “hey” or if you are a regular, leave a comment about your highlight from 2011.

Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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