Another Milestone — One Million Hits

Milestone from the Via Egnatian. Thessalonica Museum. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Milestone from the Via Egnatian displayed in the Thessaloniki Museum. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

A few minutes ago the counter on this blog indicated that we have reached one million hits since beginning the blog about five years ago.

This is not much compared to many secular web sites, or even some biblioblogs, but I am pleased with the results over these years.

Ferrell’s Travel Blog was begun to keep friends and family of our tour members informed about the progress of a tour in 2007. Had I realized it was to become a regular part of my life, averaging more than 1100 hits a day, I would have named it differently. But I didn’t, and here we are.

Thanks for following the blog. I am especially pleased when Bible class teachers write to tell me they are using the material in their Bible classes.

I have enjoyed the contact with some well-informed people who have taken time to communicate with me regarding the subjects I write about. Thanks to all who have taken the time to leave a comment on the blog, in person, by Facebook, or by Email.

We celebrated becoming half a millionaire November 21, 2010, here.

Some days I think of discontinuing the blog; other days I don’t.

The photo of the milestone from the Via Egnatian, a Roman road used by the Apostle Paul, seems appropriate today.

9 responses to “Another Milestone — One Million Hits

  1. Congratulations! I really appreciate your blog!

  2. really liked this post !!

  3. Congratulations, Ferrell! (If that is the right word. I read your blog every day and share it with many others. Thank you, and may God bless your work.

  4. Photos of Mount Meggido and Jezreel Valley were incorporated into PowerPoint slides to illustrate Revelation 16:16. Holding up a lamp (purchased during 2006 Israel/Jordan tour) helped the class understand that churches are the lamp stands holding up the lamp (1:20; 2:5).

  5. How so, shut down your blog!?! Dear Ferrel, there is no question!
    Jesus said “‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. “” (Acts 20:35)
    Your photos, texts and various interventions, make your blog, a wealth of information fun to read and use in our teaching of Scripture. It’s not the quantity that is important, but quality.
    Please keep the strength and flavor to keep writing on this blog, because you defend what is most precious to humans, the veracity of the biblical narrative.
    Thank you for everything.

  6. Renard Moreau

    [ Smiles ] Wow. Impressive!

  7. Professor Jenkins: Wow! That’s quite a milestone. Thank you for sharing your great material. As you can see, we are passing it on
    God bless!

  8. dalzellphoto

    I love history and the fact that you posted one of my favorite things, the milestone marker, from Roman times makes me quite happy. Roman history is quite interesting and it’s incredible how advance they were without todays technology.

    Sorry for that, Roman history just fascinates me.

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