So here I was minding my own business, having a bit more of the Jobian experience the last few years have brought. I was dealing with a couple funerals - one in the family, one of a friend, and then coming down with this nasty sickness which is beginning to feel like pneumonia.
There was a break in the trouble with a really great show at the church which I played the other night. People actually showed up, and we raised some fair money for The Vault, despite not being able to do the publicity, or the practice I needed to do for the two week's previous. But it worked out great.
So I did everthing possible during that time to make sure my blog would receive fewer hits, and drop in the technorati ratings. I ignored the blog and posted nothing for a week. I anticipated 20% fewer hits, and my technorati rating droping from 70,000 to about 90,000. Instead upon my return yesterday, what did I discover? My hits were up, and my technorati rating went up to 55,000. What the heck happened?!
What happened was some guy named Brother Maynard. He was working hard to ruin my plans for obscurity. This guy Brother Maynard came along with some idea calling attention to under-rated, under-priviledged emergent church bloggers. Now ol' Brother Maynard did not put me on his short list of the under-rated group, but shortly after someone did. I am not sure who yet, I think it might have been Webb ol' buddy ol' pal.
So here's my list, and I'm still sick, and sweating a bit right now, so I will add just one to the bottom, and maybe come back later. But I had to get Johnny Beloved in there.
So here's to Brother Maynard. Whoever the heck Brother Maynard is - God bless you Brother Maynard. I am picturing you wearing monk robes.
Oh, and I got my list from Emerging in Ludlow.
The Blind Beggar
Paul Fromont & Alan Jamieson
Brushed Blog (Andy)
Emerging in Ludlow (David Bole)
hold : this space
Zach at Johnny Beloved