As is customary during this time of year, we all have a tendency to look back at what 2008 had in store for us and look ahead to 2009. A lot happened in 2008 and I thought I would do what many bloggers are doing of course and post of few of my favorite blogs posts, top posts, searches, and tweets for 2008. What was the highlight of your year? I think we tend to remember the mosts recent and forget about what happened in January or February of this year but that’s what is great about a blog, all you have to do is go back and look at your archives.
What Was the Highlight of 2008?
For me personally, my highlight was probably joining the staff of Cornerstone Church as their IT person in December. This was something I had been looking at, praying about, and preparing for, for many years, long before I ever moved to Auburn. What made it even better to me was how outstanding the existing leadership staff (Rusty, Josh, Brian, and Jack) was when I came on board, and I can’t wait to move ahead in 2009 with the goals set forth by the church and the Church body as a whole.
I have only had time to just get my feet wet through the month of December but looking ahead there are great things in store for this small, but growing, church body, and hopefully I can contribute to its continued success in leading people to know and serve Jesus.
What Was the Lowlight of 2008?
Can you have a highlight or a best without a worst? I know many who believe this to be true, that you don’t have to have the existence of evil to good but that is for another post. Probably the low point of 2008 for me and my immediate house was when we lost my mother-in-law Georgia to cancer. It was not something I will ever forget, and is something I remembered in one form or another every day from April to this day. I learned a lot, prayed a lot, and miss her as well.
Best of the Blog in 2008
These are some of the best according to me stats, but I am also picking the blog posts that I liked the best, which is not something stats will tell you. It is interesting that stats will only tell you exact numbers, not feelings, so enter a feeling into the equation and it will change everything.
My Favorite Posts of 2008
- A Cold Day on the Beach in February is Empty and Fun – February 15, 2008 €“ 5:53 am
- Does a Church Really Need a Website? – March 27, 2008 €“ 12:58 pm
- Humidity, Storms, and Lightning in Alabama are Back – July 30, 2008 €“ 9:09 am
- Opening Day for Encounter at Auburn University – August 23, 2008 €“ 5:00 pm
- Auburn vs Tennessee Photos, Tigers Football Wins 14-12 // Game 5 – September 28, 2008 €“ 3:31 pm
- The Speakers at Catalyst08 Conference from Thrusday // Catalyst Photos – October 11, 2008 €“ 9:52 am
- Caitlin Beidler from Redemption Art in Worship // catalyst08 Photos – October 27, 2008 €“ 12:04 pm
Top Posts by View
- I am Giving Away a Free Dell Dimension Computer and 17€³ Flat Panel in 29 Days 1,059 Views
- Nikon Picture Control Modes and Capture NX2 // Part 1 661 Views
- Skype Video Baptism from Innovate08 in South Bend to Auburn 500 Views
- About Scott Fillmer Photography and His Blog 416 Views
- Cindy Wall, Called to be with the Lord Today 377 Views
- The Speakers at Catalyst08 Conference from Thrusday // Catalyst Photos 225 Views
- How to Make a Custom iPhone Wallpaper 73 Views
- Nikon Picture Control Modes and Capture NX2 // Part 1 71 Views
- Update Old Photos with New Nikon Picture Controls // Part 2 20 Views
- Merry Christmas to my Blogroll 16 Views
- Going Low Tech with Lopi to Heat the House 12 Views
And as a bonus, the top searches. This one is always weird to me. If you pay attention to your searches (much deeper than this) you will see that people find your blog in some of the strangest ways, but yet the information is still relevant.
- nikon picture control
- how to make iphone wallpaper
- morgan out island 33
- boys feet
- mission bookcase and trim images
I can’t imagine what posts will be done in 2009 but each year I try to improve the blog in total with better writing, editing, photos, design, all with my readers in mind. So, happy new year to my readers, thanks for a great 2008 on the blog.