Best of 2008
As is the case with just about everyone in the blogosphere, we’ve decided to put together a “Best Of” list for 2008 here on BeDeviant.com. Here’s some of the things on the site that have been a lot of fun to experience:
5. I asked the question, “What’s something you feel like you can’t say in church?” Some of you responded with answers like, “That sometimes when I read the Bible, I think you have to ignore a lot of scripture to not be a Universalist Christian.” And my favorite, ” I am tired of talk. I want to see the all the words put into action and it truly be meant.”
3. Ever been stiffed on a tip by a tract-toting, Jesus-fish car driving Christian? You’re not alone. The best part of the whole post was what you all wrote! Your observations and experiences were humorous, heartfelt, and sad all at the same time.
2. Can you vote for Obama? Many could and did. And he won. This was one of the most talked about posts on the site, complete with insightful and intelligent conversation in the comments. A rarity these days when it comes to politics!
1. Have you ever poked a hornet’s nest with a stick? Jammed a twig deep into the hive, jostle it around, and then wait to see what happens? When I described a situation at a local coffee shop where I believed I was witnessing an affair, it was kind of like that; like punting a bee hive. People talked and they read. Boy did they read. This post brought the most single-day traffic to the site to date.
Goals for 2009
1. A daily readership of over 500 (currently at 100 unique visitors per day.)
2. A Twitter follower count of 600+ (currently at 360.)
3. Implement intentional paid advertising on BeDeviant.com (I don’t want to simply throw up any old ad on the site just to make a few cents here and there, but strategically partner with individuals and businesses that share the same mission as this site.)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Thank you sincerely for such a great year! I’ve gotten to meet some of you, form amazing relationships, and develop an ever-growing hobby and newfound passion in writing. Peace to you and yours. Here’s to 2009!.