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!

An Invitation to the 2014 NCCL Tweet-Up

For the fourth year in a row we will be hosting a Catholic TweetUp as part of the annual National Conference for Catechetical Leadership convention!

This year’s TweetUp will be held on Tuesday, May 20, at the Grand Bar in the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis. We’ll gather around 9p after the Sadlier event dinner.

The TweetUp is not restricted to conference attendees; all Catholic social media users are welcome for an opportunity to meet with other bloggers and Twitter users, network with fellow Catholics, discuss how we use social media to share the Gospel, or to just enjoy a cold drink at the end of the day!

The hotel is located at //ww...@38.630596,-90.192378,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87d8b318b8626ab9:0xad36fa77dded5e22">800 Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis. If you’re local, consider taking the MetroLink — the hotel is two blocks north of the Convention Center station!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP via this Google form so we can make sure we reserve enough tables:

We look forward to seeing you at the TweetUp!

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