Saturday, 15 December 2012
Christian Medical Comment – 500,000 page views
Overall there have been 556 individual posts and just over 500,000 page-views – at an average of about 900 views per post.
CMC has been ranked in the 20 top UK blogs in the Religion and Belief category in the e-buzzing rankings for all but one of the last 18 months. It peaked at 3rd in March 2012 and currently stands at 13th. It ranks 397th overall amongst e-buzzing’s over 210,000 registered blogs.
CMC is a specialist blog majoring on issues at the interface of Christianity and Medicine with specific focus on the beginning and end of life. But my broader aim is to bring issues to the attention of Christians that I believe they should be informed and concerned about.
I write mainly for a Christian readership but many of my readers hold strongly opposing views and frequently take issue with what I say.
50% of readers come from the UK, 22% from the US and 9% from Canada, Australia, Germany, Russia, France and Ireland combined with the remaining 19% coming from other countries around the world.
CMC was runner up in the People’s Choice category at the Christian New Media Awards in London this year. Last year it was a finalist in the Best Christian Blog category and in 2010 it was listed in Jubilee Centre's seven best blogs giving a Christian perspective on social and political issues.
I’m particularly grateful to those other blogs which republish some of my posts giving them wider distribution (especially Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Mercatornet, Anglican Mainstream, Care Not Killing, LifeSite News, National Right to Life News and the Official CMF blog) and also to the Christian Institute, Westminster2010 and Christian Concern which frequently link to or quote from them.
My ten most viewed all time posts are as follows:
1. Twenty questions atheists struggle to answer
2. Hospital kills ‘wrong’ twin in selective abortion – both babies now dead
3. Ten reasons not to legalise same-sex marriage in Britain
4. Response to Daily Mail article on abortion of IVF babies for Down’s syndrome reveals frightening attitudes to disability
5. Twenty questions atheists struggle to answer: How theism does better on the first six
6. Fantastic interview! Rev Cooper, chaplain to Chile’s president, gives glory to God on Radio Five Live about God’s hand in rescue of Chilean miners
7. Twenty facts we did not learn from Terry Pratchett’s BBC ‘documentary’ on assisted suicide in Europe
8. Do you object to being labelled 'homophobic' when you are actually just 'homosceptic'?
9. Ireland victory makes North-South rugby world cup final look a near certainty
10. Powerful arguments advanced in UK parliament for a change in the law to ensure properly informed consent for abortion