Thanks to Our Associate Editor and Our Newest Authors BJS Approached Two Million Page Loads in A. D. 2012, by Pr. Rossow

Thank you all of our readers, those who agree with our editorial approach and those who don’t, for the continued success of the BJS Blog.  Thanks to you we had 1,751,718 page loads in the year of our Lord 2012. Since our inception in 2008 we have had over 6 million page loads.

Most of the thanks goes to Associate Editor, Pastor Joshua Scheer and the dozens of new writers he recruited this year. At our board meeting last February we made a conscious effort to make BJS more about theology than political critique and it has been effective for growth in readership. We are still committed to providing critique of synod politics but that has intentionally become less of a focus.

Another big thank you to Norm Fisher who provides all of the technical support for this and many other sites. He is our tech guru and his work often goes unnoticed. Thank you Norm.

We still have some left-over new initiatives from last year’s goals that we plan on accomplishing. The board will review those this February at our annual conference and most likely set some new goals as well. We hope you will join us for the conference and most importantly we hope you will continue to read the blog and pass on our address to your friends and relatives so that they too can encounter “the go to place for Lutheran news, commentary and theology.”

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


Thanks to Our Associate Editor and Our Newest Authors BJS Approached Two Million Page Loads in A. D. 2012, by Pr. Rossow — 10 Comments

  1. Thank you to everyone involved with BJS. Editors, Writers, Techies, Pastors, even us layman who comment and make things interesting and informative. And thanks be to god for his blessing of the Internet for us to connect. With all the garbage online it’s refreshing to have websites like BJS.

  2. Sometimes I think that about 10,000 of those BJS hits are mine. I seem to come here just that often. BJS coverage is a staple of conversation in our congregation. It has been a real eye-opener for many of us. It is a reliable, reasoned source of information in the Confessional Lutheran community. It is comforting to know that there is still strength in adherence to the Word of God and the Lutheran Confessions.

    Thanks to all of you. Keep up the excellent work.

  3. Congrats!

    How many unique visitors did BJS have last year?

    Page views is not a very meaningful analytic, particularly not for a discussion forum style web site.


  4. James,

    I agree. We don’t have tjat statistic. Our stat counter tracks it by each day but does not keep a running number. We average a little less than 3,000 unique visitprs a day. Our highest single day total was 10,000.

    My conservative guess is that we have had 100,000 plus unique visitors over the years.

  5. Thank you, Pastor.

    Your webmaster should install Google Analytics, which provides enough data to choke a horse.

  6. As a relatively new Lutheran (by theological and biblical conviction) Steadfast Lutherans is a site I go to daily. Thanks for being out there! It can get a little lonely at times.

  7. Thank you Tim as well as our readers – we have a great group of authors here – 2013 should be a good one (including a couple authors who haven’t started with us yet!).

    And yes, thank you Norm!

  8. I must confess that I don’t read most of the posts of the new writers, except for those I was already familiar with and already read elsewhere: Pr. Mark Preus, Pr. David Juhl, and Pr. Donovan Riley.

    I really miss the columns from Pr. and Mrs. Rolf Preus.

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