In March 2016 we created on Weebly a website to talk about man’s relationship with God. After we had done all the placing of pages and came to the contact form and placing of a Gravatar for the replies, we were brought to WordPress where we not only could choose a Gravatar but also got an offer for a free blog. This way next to our website “Relating to God” came “Relating to God blog” into existence on March the 9th 2016.
For us it was an interesting experiment, knowing that certain platforms or blog systems generate more or less visitors. As such placing the identical articles and pages on both platform could give us some good overview and get us to know what would be the best platform or system to blog.
About handiness or easiness for publishing, for sure it is WordPress that gains. When looking at the analytics from Weebly, Google and WordPress the cyphers should give us a good indication, we would say, though we had an other impression. So we shall have to see how it goes in 2017.
For 2016 the Weebly site and blog has given us 933 sessions with 1 553 views for 699 users. This is much better than what we could get on WordPress. Here on WordPress we only reached 237 views from 135 visitors for the 58 articles published. Though we must confess from our own Christadelphian and on other sites, links are mostly made to Weebly, which also generates more readers from such links in articles referring to us.
Having this blog, being it a blog, makes it as a website also containing a diary or journal on a particular subject, it indicates also that this WordPress site shall contain online ‘personal’ reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks, videos, and photographs provided by us, in opposition to the Weebly site where less hyperlinks shall be placed and no guest-authors shall be writing on it. Here you might find such writings by others. You can consider this blog a website that shall display postings by us but also by other individuals in chronological order and presenting links to comments on specific postings as well as presenting links to other articles on the specific subjects. You also could consider this blog an Internet-based support group that want to share information about a particular topic, e.g., the way of looking for God, the way to come to, find and meet God.
This blog shall also present a journal giving you an idea of the developments of our journaling and our way to reach people, showing them the Way to God.
Here on the WordPress site or blog, it shall also be much easier for the readers to react.
Some blogs may attract large followings and are monetized through advertisements and in other ways, but we do not receive any money form advertisements, though we have also no money to pay for an advertisement free webspace. As of 2007, there were more than 100 million blogs worldwide and we are just a very little one in the mass presenting not a very popular subject. Though we are convinced the matter is too important to be left in silence. Our master teacher Jesus Christ also gave his followers the task to go out and preach. Therefore we want to go out in the world and let our voice be heard about the coming Kingdom of God. Any support is more than welcome.
All the previous mentioned elements makes this platform going to develop a little bit different than the website, so we are very curious how the ciphers will show up after some time. It shall be worth it to compare the analytics for the blog and the Weebly site in the following years and to see how both evolve and shall be able to generate a public.
As a web log, an online, regularly updated journal or newsletter that is readily accessible to the general public by virtue of being posted on a website, we do hope we may receive more visitors and have more views in the following years.
It is known that many bloggers reach relatively few readers and discuss matters of largely personal interest. We too with this blog present a very specific subject of no particular interest by the mainstream population.
On this blog there shall not be a place for political matters or businesses matters, and we would think normally on this site we shall not go into the matters of the day. For such writings we are pleased that we shall have other places to bring our opinion. As such you shall be able to find some of our writings also on the Belgian Christadelphian Ecclesia site and the Flemish Brethren site (Broeders in Christus) in English and Dutch, the “Messiah for all” site as well on other places like at the Belgian Bible students, the Biblescholars site Bijbelvorsers, on Stepping Toes and on the lifestyle magazine and readers digest From Guestwriters.
It is at the two magazines Stepping Toes and From Guestwriters that we, like other bloggers shall have at times broken important news stories or marshalled public opinions to utter on a matter of public interest. We do hope we may find you there as a reader of our and of the other authors as well.
Like we are going to write on others their blog some authors shall present their messages also here on this blog, but not on our Weebly site. As such you shall be able to find writings from the Christadelphians who opened this site with “Welcome to this WordPress site” and further presented in 2016 “A King who wanted to extol a King above all kings“.
For the first year he presented the articles “Religious people and painful absence of spring of living water“, “Revolt against the Authority of the Bible” and “The Bible’s View of Itself“.
Last but not least you also may find articles by the responsible elder of the Belgian Christadelphians, brother Marcus Ampe. He presented the Dutch counterparts of the Weebly site and when necessary shall give some extra information or announcements.
We sincerely hope you might like our Aims, which should motivate you to go deeper into the matter of a godhead and the Real Only One True God and His sent one, the Messiah Jeshua or Jesus Christ, who as son of God we do hope you shall come to recognise as your Saviour and as the Way to God.
Let our writing inspire you further in the coming year and arouse you to read the Bible more intensive from 2017 onwards.
In the hope to find you reading more of our articles,we wish you all the best for 2017.
and find our About page and following pages
- From Bibles and other religious writings and those who witness for Jehovah
- Belgian Biblestudents website 2016 in review
- From Guestwriters 2016 in review
- Messiah for all + 2016 statistics
- Do not forget the important sign of belief
- Not staying alone in your search for truth
- Created to live in relation with God
- Call unto God so that He can answer you
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