My Top Five Posts of 2014

Despite blogging for well over 10 years, I’ve never been very good about analyzing my blog’s stats to look for trends and patterns. This year I though it would be interesting to see which of my posts were the most-read in this past year. Here’s the list:

  1. Book Review: Forming Intentional Disciples (July 23, 2012): I continue to gain insights from Sherry Weddell’s book (and I’m looking forward to the follow-up being released soon). The book has taken Catholic evangelization circles by storm, so it’s no surprise that my review was my most-viewed post last year.
  2. 7 Sources for Parish Social Media Content (June 12, 2014): the intersection of catechesis and technology continues to be a mainstay of my writing and speaking. When discussing new media I love showing others easy, free ways to generate content. This post shows a few of those tricks.
  3. On the Catholic Interpretation of the Bible: Divino Afflante Spiritu (September 20, 2008): Despite being written over 6 years ago this post continues to get hits (over 2,700 since I started tracking hits) from people searching for information on Pius XII’s encyclical on biblical studies. I take some satisfaction at the thought that many term papers have been saved with this summary.
  4. The Spiritual Role of the Principal (September 27, 2010): This post summarizes the introductory session I run with our diocese’s new principals every year. (True story: every fall I just print out this post to use at the meeting!)
  5. Notes – Catholic Schools: Centers of the New Evangelization (April 22, 2014): I had the pleasure of presenting at last year’s NCEA conference in Pittsburgh, PA. This post collects my slides and notes from that breakout session.

Do you have any suggestions for what I should write about in 2015? Leave a comment!