August 1, 2010 marks an important date for “Faith of the Fathers” blogs. That is the day these blogs will be 5 years old.
I would not have guessed that we would still be “blogging” about Catholicism five years later when we began on August 1, 2005.
If I had known we were going to last this long, I would have taken better care of myself.
Seriously, we would not have made it this long without our regular readers, and especially without the good writing and insights of Marie, Ginny, and Emmy. They, and our regular readers and subscribers are what have kept this blog going.
I also want to thank Matthew at A Catholic Life, Andrea at Catholic Blog Directory, and John at Saint Blogs Parish for being the first pages to link to us. Their following and reputation brought us readers, and I dare say friends in the Catholic blogging community. We will always be grateful.
We have undergone a few changes since these blogs began. We began with 14 blogs, and later added some additional blogs, including the “Kids Corner” blogs for the younger set of Catholics, that swelled our number to 24 blogs. Of our four original contributors to these blogs, I am the last left. The look of the blogs may have changed but the essential message of the truth that is the Catholic Church is unchanged, and never will change.
In the five years of these blogs existence there have been (as of today’s date) 457,124 page loads, and 304,299 visitors. These blogs have had visitors from around the world. They have come from the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Lebanon, the Russian Federation, Poland, the Holy See, and more places than I can list here.
From the beginning, we obtained permission from the Vatican Information Service to reproduce their news in its entirety on the blog “Pope Benedict XVI”. I always found it amusing that when these blogs were visited by The Holy See, that was the only blog they ever went to.
Once again, thank you to our readers, our subscribers, our contributors and all who have helped to keep these blogs going.
I hope we can last another five years!
May God Bless you and Our Lady keep you in her care.