Back in September, Kent Shaffer published a list of ‘Top 200 Church Blogs’.
Although based on statistical popularity, questions have been asked about how the short list was drawn up (Shaffer just says that ‘several hundred’ were reviewed for ‘preliminary screening’ but doesn’t explain how these were identified. It is clear that the list contains many of the best-known blogs, but there is no way of telling how many equally popular blogs have been omitted.
It has been observed that the list features
- a relatively high proportion of Reformed writers
- a low number of women
- a diminishing representation from the ’emerging churches’
‘Walking With Giants’ isn’t anywhere on the list, but then I’ve done very little to publicise this blog. I don’t stimulate debate by allowing readers to post comments. And I don’t interract very much with other people’s blogs. So I can’t complain. But I am thankful for my counter to have recently passed the ‘one million’ mark.