Biggest Day Ever

For the statistically minded out there, here’s an interesting bit of info. Yesterday, October 1, was the biggest day ever at BibleDesignBlog.com in terms of traffic. The site began a little over a year ago — September 21, 2007 — and it’s nice to see how much interest has grown since then. I’d like to thank the many readers who visit here each day. I’m honored that you spend your time at the site. And to the many who have sent e-mails, posted comments, and shared photos, a special note of appreciation. This place wouldn’t be what it is without you.
And of course there’s much more to come!

9 Comments on “Biggest Day Ever

  1. Congratulations, and thank you for this superb blog!
    You’ve inspired me to launch a search for another copy of a Bible I regret having given away: a black “genuine leather” text-only NIV in a single column of clean, comfortably sized Palatino. It was just a pleasure to hold and read, and for some reason I decided I didn’t want NIV anymore and gave it away. This would have been early 1990s, I think. I’m almost positive it was Zondervan. No, I am positive it was Zondervan. Wonderful pebbly texture to the leather, and surprisingly limp.
    I look forward to every post here. Thanks again.

  2. …if you ver run out of shelf space, I’m sure we would, ahem, be happy to take some of those bibles off your hands.

  3. Well done, much deserved. As someone who loves The Bible, great bindings and who sells a lot of old Bibles I find the site fascinating and bigger drain on my disposable income than the credit crunch!.

  4. Dear Mark, congratulations for this success! We, as usual visitors, are very happy to have a site like this. So keep going my friend! Every blessing for you and for each friend that visits this blog! Greetings from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  5. Dear Mark, congratulations for this success! We, as usual visitors, are very happy to have a site like this. So keep going my friend! Every blessing for you and for each friend that visits this blog! Greetings from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  6. It seems I spoke too soon. Thursday was a bigger day than Wednesday, and Friday a bigger day than Thursday. I suppose a lot of new people are discovering the blog — or some regulars are spending way too much time here!

  7. Mark –
    I found your site on a lark, and must admit to using referencing it as the butt of a couple jokes during family dinners. Then a strange thing happened: I began to think about points you made in several blog entries illustrating why better designed Bibles were so beneficial to believers – points which began to resonate with me. Then I began to return to the site somewhat regularly. Then I subscribed to the RSS feed. Then I began scanning the site every morning hoping for newer ‘recent comments’. I even bought (and oft recommend) _Rethinking Worldview_
    My initial curiosity with your obvious passion for the Word and its presentation and your gift for photography was gradually replaced by a strong conviction that making the Bible more accessible as a readable volume was an _important_ thing. I discovered that I share many of yours and your readers’ preferences for black letter, single column, well printed, beautifully bound Bibles. While I’ve still yet to find my ideal edition (despite your best efforts), I must confess to being a full-fledged fan of the site.
    I’m proud to have padded the statistics for Wednesday (and Thursday and Friday). Kudos on a well-written and well-illustrated blog, and congratulations on your success.

  8. I also bought, read and recommend “Rethinking Worldview.” I think everyone who visits this site should consider doing the same. It is an excellent book!
    Thank you, Mark, for providing us with so much useful information!

  9. Mark, Congratulations on the success of your site, it is most deserving of the attention it has received in my humble opinion.
    Were it not for this site, the Bible rebinding project that I undertook almost a year ago would not have turned out half as well as it did. I decided on the type of leather and endpapers because of what I read here, in fact even the binder I used was selected based on photos of his work that you had posted.

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