Tuesday, June 29, 2010
5th Anniversary of A Catholic Life

The month of June joyfully marks the 5th year anniversary of this blog.  Today I opened the archives in the sidebar of this blog and opened what was my very first post entitled First Post.  Since that time much has changed in my life and I realize that my life is ever changing.  On July 1, 2010, in just a few days, I buy a well-recognized Catholic company and intend to take it to another level of success.  I formed this blog on June 19, 2005, for the purposes of winning souls for our Lord Jesus Christ. And to this day - 5 years later - my purpose remains unchanged.

I have at this time resumed a project that I began last year; namely, to write a short pdf book on "How to Successfully Create a Catholic Blog."  Reflecting on my blog, I realize that it has in five years received over 1.2 million page views with approximately 700,000 unique visitors.  I wish to pass along the knowledge that I have gained to help the Catholic Blogosphere.

In the scope of this project, I realize that I would like to share testimonials with my readers about the effectiveness of blogging.  And, surely there is no better time to share such thoughts than now - my 5 year blog anniversary!  So, if I have - in any way - helped your spiritual life please do share your comments below.  They can be completely anonymous if you so choose.  I will be choosing some of these comments to include in my book as examples of the effectiveness of blogs in serving as a witness to Our Lord and the One True Church.

4 comment(s):

del_button June 29, 2010 at 10:59 AM
L. L. said...

Reading your blog has inspired me to dig deeper concerning my core Catholic beliefs. I always knew that my faith didn't seem the same anymore but finding out the specifics of 'why' is largely due to your informative blog concerning the major changes that have happened to the Catholic faith after the second Vatican council.

I too want to return to the roots of our faith and yet, in my area there are no Tridentine Masses to attend and when I requested that my parish contemplate bringing this deeply devout Mass back to our parish I was looked at like I was from the dark ages.

So, we continue to function as a washed down version of many faiths with only some slight resemblances to our original Catholic faith which stood the test of time quite nicely and had absolutely no need of change in order to cater to a few, leaving the majority helpless and questioning.

I am very thankful that you are out there in the blog world sharing your deep faith and helping me and many others to return to our deeply spiritual practices and prayer. I pray for your continued success and I thank you for all you have so unselfishly done to deepen our understanding of the hows and whys of just how beautiful and special our Catholic faith really is and will be evermore! God bless you, Matthew.

del_button July 2, 2010 at 3:01 PM
EC Gefroh said...

Happy Anniversary Matthew. In my early days of blogging, your spiritual posts really helped guide me in what I wanted to share with others. Thank you and God bless,

del_button July 8, 2010 at 1:38 AM
mariandev said...

I am a student at Ave Maria University and a fan :). I just wanted to thank you for upholding the truth and beauty of our Holy Catholic Church. God bless!
In Christ through Mary,

del_button July 12, 2010 at 4:41 PM
micah said...

Happy anniversary! I look forward to your pdf book, since I have very recently joined the ranks of Catholic Bloggers, myself.

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