This week is my 3rd anniversary with WORDPRESS! I couldn’t imagine maintaining a blogsite even 3 years long when I started writing on May 26, 2012. Such a green horn I was, terribly computer illiterate as far as doing anything more than email and word processing that I was familiar with. Some of my challenges with blogging are chronicled in ‘ABOUT MY BLOG’ in the Side Bar CATEGORIES (read May-June 2012). When I first told my son that I wanted to start a blog, he told me it was easy to do and to go with WORDPRESS. That was the extent of encouragement he gave me because he knew nothing beyond the fact that he knew people with WORDPRESS blogs. So much for his help!
Few people even know that my intention was not to have my own blog site, but to practice starting a blog under my name and learn how to do a blog, then soon after I would launch Drgold’s blog, ‘God’s Hidden Nuggets for the Endtimes- Revealing Truths from the Word of God’. I had hoped to get his blog going and I would fade out somehow. When I began to post, I simply reposted content from my Facebook which later was the impetus for my eBook, ‘Sounding the Shofar- Exhortations for the Endtimes’. This eBook can be read FREE from my TAB BAR!
It was quite a daunting task to learn how to blog from books like ‘Blogging for Dummies’ and WordPress tutorials, but the WordPress Support team came to my aid, as well as two blogger friends, Shekinah and Rommel, who helped me with the technical aspects of our blogs. It was by the GRACE OF GOD that we were able to get Drgold to publish his first Bible lesson on June 22, 2012, a month after mine got going. His first post, ‘What Really Happened In the Garden of Eden- God’s Eternal Purpose Revealed’, Part 1, remains one of his top posts. A popular post on my site is ‘Why Do People Resist God’. There are viewers of this 2013 post every week!
Drgold has been posting important End Times teachings and at this date has had over 52,000 views- over 20,000 more than me! Of course, we have different writing styles and reach different audiences, but our focus is the same- America, the church, Endtimes, preparing people for the Lord’s Return and for the Rapture, and related subjects. Serious students of the Bible and followers of current events and Bible prophecy gravitate to his blog, while I have a diverse group following my blog site because my varied interests also include art, music, travel and photography.
Here is a word from DrGold:
“I have been serving the Lord for 42 years, and back about 3 years ago in June 2012, the Holy Spirit told me to begin a blog on the many things He had taught me. God wanted me to go fishing using the Net… namely the Internet, to fish for souls for Him, to reach thousands of people (over 50,000 viewers at this date). At that time in 2012, Liz and I had just completed our 14th missionary trip to the Philippines and to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, since the year 2000. We served as missionaries/evangelists on the main island of Luzon, in Manila, Dagupan City, and further north to Baguio City, teaching in Bible schools, holding Pastors Bible Seminars, and occasional revival meetings. We were seif-sponsored with God leading and opening many doors for us in a number of places such as Cagayan, La Union, Binalonan, Urdanetta, Lingayen, and Abra. Since then, the Lord told us that 2012 might be our last foreign trip. I have since posted over 60 papers on the Internet. Since 2010, I have been teaching the ABC- the Adult Bible Class, at FCCH at 9 am every Sunday, and also for the past 8 years or so, I have served as co-pastor of a Filipino Christian church, preaching every other Sunday.”
Back to me- A WORDPRESS editor wrote an article a while back and said that a viable blog should have at least 10,000 views a year. So I have just ‘made it’ at 31,000 views! Then yesterday WORDPRESS told me I published 500 posts! That is incredible! I have written only a percentage of them, re-posted all of Drgold’s writings, re-blogged and linked from many other blog-sites, compiled popular topics on my TAB BAR, and shared videos of my favorite worship and praise songs, etc. It has been 3 interesting and exciting years of WORDPRESS blogging! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
80,000+ views from our 2 blog sites
Posts read in 167 countries
Drgold and I want to THANK YOU for reading our blog posts! We believe that the signs in the world point to the soon coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Our prayer for you is that you will draw closer to God and His Word, and have your faith strengthened as you place your hope and trust in God in the coming days.
SHALOM & MARANATHA!
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, . . .” (Phil 1:3)
THANK YOU FOR VIEWING ‘GOD’S ENDURING LOVE‘!!!
This morning my STATS went over 20,000 hits!!! I wondered when this day would come since my second anniversary is coming up end May 2014. I thought it would be nice if I could get 20,000 hits by then. WE DID IT!!! YAHOO!!! HURRAY!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Besides viewers from the U.S. and my friend Ajay in India, TODAY’S viewers from Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Belgium took me over the top!!!
The VISITOR COUNTRIES are color-coded and now number 148 countries where Drgold and I have readers of our blogs and whose blogs we look forward to reading, also. Drgold’s blog ‘God’s Hidden Nuggets for the End Times’ began a month after I started mine in 2012, but he has nearly 10,000 hits more than I have at this time. We are hoping that by June this year we will reach a total of 50,000 views for the Shofar blogs. He is the best Bible teacher I know of (yes, I’m prejudiced!) and can write on his subjects at length, yet with brevity so that his posts are understandable and not at all intimidating. Do visit his blog for a ‘meatier’ diet that is unlike what you find on ‘God’s Enduring Love’. That way you will have a balanced meal!
(Jesus said) “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Mt 4:4)
My prayer for you is that God will bless you. May you trust Him to meet your needs and give you the desires of your heart. Seek His will that you will fulfill His plan and purpose for your lives! May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ abide with you now and forever. AMEN.
WELCOME! to the latest viewers from ‘the uttermost part of the earth’! (Acts 1:8)
Shofar has gained viewers from:
- Trinidad and Tobago, islands in the Caribbean Sea
God’s Word and faith testimonies are going out into the world! Praise the Lord! We have really reached ALL the continents of the world now. I mistakenly thought Guatemala was in South America, but it is in Central America, and the viewers in Brazil are in South America! I am learning geography through this blog!
There are many more folks living in island countries of the world’s seas and oceans still to connect with- God is reaching out to us and to everyone in the whole world with His love and mercy! Praise the Lord!
HOT POST RIGHT OFF THE PRESS . . .
Dr. Gold has just posted ‘America’s Coming Fiscal Cliff of Jan. 2013’. Here’s a very short excerpt:
“America is heading for a financial disaster such as never happened to any nation in the world before, and it will affect every man, woman and child in our once great country. Like a ship going over the precipitous cliff of the mighty Niagara Falls in New York, with tons of water plunging every second, America is surely heading for the Fiscal Cliff of January 2013. It is now impossible to paddle up the rapids to safety as America is caught up in a maelstrom of mounting and deadly debts.” . . .
With Aloha from Hawaii,