Happy New Year, dear readers! We hope this post finds you bright-eyed and clear-headed this Jan. 1 morning, ready to tackle the new year head on and make all of your dreams come true. But, if you happen to be feeling a little under the weather today, for some inexplicable reason, then by all means, read on. For I am offering Tyler Francke’s Patented, Sure-Fire Hangover Cure™: a long list of numbers and website links.
This year, No. 2, was a good one for our little blog. We made a splash with our interview on the Bad Christian podcast, got on Ken Ham’s bad side again (though, evidently, not enough to get him to actually talk to us in a forum in which we can respond and dialogue with one another), and got mentioned in several major publications, including being named one of Portland Monthly’s “100 Reasons to Love Portland.”
Numbers-wise, we registered nearly 300,000 views last year, a pretty darn respectable number for a one-man show like this, and nearly triple our traffic for the previous year (though, to be fair, GOE didn’t officially launch until April of 2013). Though we’re well aware that many blogs could claim far more, we think that number is pretty significant, because every view represents a small step forward for the perspective we support and share with many others: That there is absolutely no conflict between honest science, passionate faith and good theology, and anyone who says otherwise is simply wrong (and probably trying to sell you something). Read on