Every writer wants their writing to be read (otherwise they wouldn’t write it). But not everything we think is rad finds an audience. Today, I’m sharing a few of those with you.
In 2015, I published close to 600 articles,1, and although a few really connect, there are a number that would fall through the cracks. Some were just published at the wrong time (or on a Sunday or near a holiday). Others were victims of terrible titles (my great weakness as a writer). Other still… well, I have no idea what the deal is. But for whatever reason, these are some of the least read original posts of 2015:
#1. The thing I most love about Christmas (December 24, 2015). It’s no surprise that this made it on the list, really, since I wrote it for Christmas Eve. Nevertheless, it is by far the least-read piece of original content from 2015.
#2. Where does reformation begin? (November 1, 2015). My annual consideration of Reformation Day (the day after) was something I really enjoyed writing
#3. Praising God helps us to know God intimately (November 26, 2015). This one meant a lot to me in part because I was writing to myself when I said this: “If we feel distant from God, perhaps the best place to start is to look at all he has done for us, and thank him for it.”
#4. If you desire shame, be proud (May 12, 2015). I think this one has to do with that Spurgeon guy…
#5. The heavens display his handiwork (November 29, 2015). I think this one flopped because I suggested that the divide between science and religion is poppycock.
#6. What makes us Christians? (December 27, 2015). This one, again, was a victim of Christmas (aka the traffic killer on all blogs everywhere).
#7. Grace always comes first (October 16, 2015). One of the elements I love most about the Beatitudes, is how it expresses the grace of Christ prior to his commands in the Sermon on the Mount. His grace is still amazing (even if this post didn’t light up the charts).
#8. That is not me (but it is who Jesus is making me) (October 25, 2015). That time I got real personal about what convicted me in Psalm 24.
#9. Christmas comes so we might see God (December 6, 2015). I’m blaming this one on people loving “Mary, Did You Know,” and me mocking it incessantly.
#10. Your story is worth sharing, even if people don’t take it seriously (December 22, 2015). This touches on evangelism, but it also features my wife being interviewed about her testimony. And she’s awesome. Therefore, you should read and watch.