Top 6 Top Sixes for a Top ’06

In the spirit of retrospectiveness, the season, and my “55405” post from about this time last year – as well as an attempt to participate in the ProBlogger Group Writing Project, here are a collection of Top Sixes – six of them in fact, for the past year. Most of them are probably just in random order to keep it nice and democratic.

Top 6 Inspirational Bloggers

The people whose blogs I’ve found the most inspiring, interesting and have made me think alot this year (taken from people I don’t know).

  1. Backyard Missionary – Andrew Hamilton (“Hamo”).
  2. The Forgotten Ways – Alan Hirsch – only started recently but the man thinks about church better than anyone else I know.
  3. Signposts – Phil and Dan McCredden
  4. Missional Diatribe – Andrew – I only found it a couple of months ago, but Andrew has got a great brain, and other than being a Collingwood supporter, is a really nice bloke.
  5. The Dilbert Blog – Scott Adams – Sure he’s an atheist, but he makes me think about my faith more than most Christian bloggers.
  6. Jesus Creed – Scot McKnight

Top 6 Blogs of Friends

Yes, I do have friends, and they do have blogs. These are the six that I have read/loved/laughed at/blah blah the most this year.

  1. all said and done – By my lovely girl (aka: the beautiful Bec)
  2. Virtually Paul – By, wait for it: Paul
  3. Sojourn – Christina
  4. Ranges CC – Scot and Christina
  5. Shared Worship – Di
  6. Rick Ianniello – Rick – well, so I might not have met him in person, but he’s been around here for long enough to count as a friend 🙂

Top 6 Funny Google Search Terms Used To Get Here

In order of most traffic to least – number of visits shown in brackets

  1. pinko lefty insults (8)
  2. noise a goat makes (4)
  3. geoff with girlfriend (2)
  4. mark chaffey girlfriend (3) – also “greg tivendale girlfriend” (1)
  5. statistics,people scared of losing their ipod (1)
  6. reasons for lose your girlfriend (1)

Top 6 Big Realisations For The Year

  1. I like this girl
  2. She likes me
  3. People feel passionately about the concept of God being beautiful
  4. Ducks don’t always move out of the way when you’re driving along the road.
  5. My attempts at facial hair are best avoided – even for a good cause
  6. It’s a small blogosphere after all – (hint: Natalie Portman is code for a name that rhymes with “Lebecca”)

Top 6 Things I’m Happy About This Year

  1. The girl
  2. The Ashes (perhaps that’s in the wrong order)
  3. Andrew Raines – what a footballer he’s going to turn out to be
  4. Doing my course (MA in Church Practice at Tabor – very good course, go check it out)
  5. Just hearing the lights go on in some of the heads of my youth kids
  6. My little brother getting baptised – was the sentimental older brother moment of the year

Top 6 Things I’m Going To Work On For Next Year

  1. Getting the work/youth/course/girlfriend balance right. Sure it’s unrealistic, but who says you have to be realistic?
  2. Looking after the girl – she’s pretty special, and I certainly don’t want to stuff that up 😉
  3. Actually getting a paycheck out of my Google Adsense ads – All time revenue from the ad blocks currently sits at US$38.11, has to get to US$100 before I see any cold hard cash.
  4. Being a tidier person
  5. Taking more time to spend with God.
  6. Getting Richmond into a finals series – OK, so I’m not going to work on it, but how sweet it’d be to see some yeller and black action in September.

Well, it’s been a good year – let’s hope for an even better one next year.

Finally some recognition…
Trying to Understand Symbolism