Hello, my 16 subscribers, who are you?

It’s humbling to have small beginnings.

Weightlifters begin lifting light weights.  Someone building a pushup routine starts with one pushup a day.  Those trying to build a blog gain one follower at a time.

A small number of followers for a blog might appear embarrassing.  Some might think that 16 is a small number and laugh.  But as long as your ego can take it, there are advantages to starting with humble beginnings.

Jesus started with 12 disciples.  He was able to build personal relationships with them, give them personalised support and comfort, speak to them on a first-name basis and give them nicknames, support them on their journey and keep them accountable.

The impact of that personal touch obviously resulted in greatness.  One only needs to look at the size of Christian communities globally and the influence they have had on cultures over the centuries to provide it.  And all of that from a small number of 12.

Since I know most of you personally, and since I have a blog, I have a way to ask questions directly to you.  If you have a minute, email me or send me a text message.  Here's what I want to know:
  1. On a scale of 1-10 (where 10 is most likely), how likely is it that you would recommend this blog to a friend or colleague?
  2. How did you hear about it?
  3. What led you to become a subscriber, versus just reading an article and leaving like everybody else? (or, if you're not a subscriber, what would it take to convince you?)
  4. What do you hope to see here in the future?
Thanks, you loyal few.  I am grateful for your time and feedback.