I'd like to share a bit of good news here on the first day of this new year. We were notified last week by FeedSpot (a curated RSS feed-reader) that WordPoints.com has been chosen for their list of the "Top 30 Devotional Blogs and Websites For Christians."
We weren't near the top of the list, of course. That rare atmosphere is populated by the blogs of authors like John Piper, Max Lucado, and Rick Warren. But considering the hundreds of thousands of similar blogs on the Internet these days, to have made it into the top 30 with authors this widely read is something to be glad about.
Let me be clear: I do not for one moment aspire to be a "best-selling author" in the same sense these other guys are. What makes me happy about this rating is that it says something about the extent to which the WordPoints material is getting into cyberspace. Many more people are reading these writings than I had any idea of. A writer prays that his work will be found useful, and that is happening with this work, apparently.
Here were the criteria for inclusion on the list:
- Google reputation and Google search ranking
- Influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media
- Quality and consistency of posts
- Feedspot's editorial review
So thanks to each of you who receive the WordPoints posts (and there are lots of ways to get them). I am extremely grateful to have the privilege of doing this work -- and I look forward to doing more of it in 2017!