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Top 50-Official and Unofficial

In case anyone missed it, like me until today, the Biblioblog Top 50 for December is out, officially and unofficially.

Personally, I prefer the unofficial rankings which have BOB at 11 (down 5 slots from #6 in November), while the official rankings have me at 17 (-11). Considering I took 3 weeks off in December, I can live with either.

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November Top 50

The Biblioblog Top 50 for November is out. Of note:

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October Top 50

I know I’m a little late on this one, but in case you missed it the Biblioblog Top 50 for October is out. A few surprises, not many.

Jim and Joel are still one and two. Jeff is holding strong at nine. Jeremy, John and Jim (a different Jim) are also in the top ten along with a few other guys whose names do not start with “J.”

And yours truly, in a record setting traffic month, inches up one place to 12.

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Because I Know You’re Dying to Know

top_50 whiteThe Biblioblog Top 50 for September is out, and here are the highlights:

  • Bob’s good friend Jeff is hanging in there at No. 4;
  • Joel is narrowing the gap, but still remains a close(er) No. 2;
  • Newly listed Matt Dabbs makes a strong showing at No. 3 (although Matt is not new to BOB, he has been on my blogroll for quite some time);
  • Jim is holding down the fort at No. 1; and
  • Despite taking 1/3 of the month off, yours truly comes in a respectable No. 13.

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Biblioblog Top 50 for June is Out and Libby Turned One

Biblioblog Top 50

Biblioblog Top 50

The Biblioblog Top 50 for June is out, and here’s the scoop:

I guess that just about puts a bow on the month of June, except that I neglected to mention on this blog that my little Libby “the Libster” Lopez turned one this weekend. Happy birthday Libby!

On my other blog, I posted a 12 days of Libby, a sort of countdown to her birthday. Here is a preview of what you can expect to find over there (minus me in the photos):

The Libster on Easter Sunday

The Libster on Easter Sunday

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A Really Lofty Sounding Award

award-noblesse_obligeMy cyber-buddy and truly one of the funniest Christian bloggers in cyberspace HiScrivener (The Writing on the Wall), has bestowed upon this little blog a really cool sounding award, the Noblesse Oblige (in French, “nobility obligates”).

And with only a minor obligation, I nobly accept this award.

Now the minor obligation (or, the rules): award recipients should post the logo, nominate and link up to nine people worthy of the award, and recognize the person who nominated them with a little link love.

As I scan my blogroll, I notice that many of my blogging brethren have been nominated by other noble obligees. Nevertheless, my nominees are:

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Biblioblog Top 50 for May-BOB Cracks Top 10

Biblioblog Top 50

Biblioblog Top 50

The new Biblioblog Top 50 for the month of May is out.

Your’s truly (Beauty of the Bible) has cracked the top 10 (but just barely), coming in at #10, up 13 spots from #23 last month.

Many thanks to all of you guys for reading.

Here are some other notables:

  1. Dr. Jim West refused to relinquish the top spot and remains at #1.
  2. BOB’s good friend Jeff (Scripture Zealot) is up an impressive 29 spots to #18.
  3. Bryan Lilly of KATAGRAPHAIS (and the newest member of BOB’s blogroll) is the big mover and shaker up 108 spots to #19.

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Cracking the Top 50, Barely

biblioblog_top_50_blog_whiteThe BFS (Biblical Floccinaucinihilipilification Society) has published The Biblioblog Top 50 for the month of February, 2009, and sneaking in at No. 47 is none other than Beauty of the Bible.

I’ve always known this was one of the top biblioblogs in existence, but until now I have lacked the ability to prove it by objective measures.

I expect that one day, this blog will be perched atop said list looking down at the rest of the biblioblogging world.  But, for the time being, I’m looking up at 46 truly worthy blogs.

If you’re interested (or, if you need additional reading material), please check out the rest of the list.

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Top Ten Reasons To…

My cyber-buddy (via Facebook and blogrolls) Gary Zimmerli of The Sundry Times deserves to be on a list of top-something-or-other blogs.  So, in honor of Gary and his blog, I give you the “Top 10 Reasons To Put The Sundry Times on a Top 10 List.”

10. The Sidebar Warning. And I quote, “Spammers will be deleted without notice. This includes anybody peddling unorthodox theology.” I’m bold, but not that bold.  I even allow a spammer here and there as an act of service to spammers everywhere, but not Gary.  And unorthodox theology, are you kidding me(?), it’s all over the place here.  So, support Gary’s no-spamming policy and put him on a list.

9. The “My Bible Preferences Today Widget.” Unlike many bibliobloggers, Gary changes his Bible translation preferences like Dr. Jim West changes themes.  I do too.  My favorite translation is usually the one I’m reading at that moment.  So, support Gary’s support of various Bible translations and put him on a list.

8. The Conservative Underground: I don’t know what it is, what it means, or how it’s “underground” with blog widgets circulating, but it sounds so conspiratorial.  So, support Gary’s illuminati-ed brethren and put him on a list (tc, that brethren is also for you, my brother, put Gary on one of your lists).

7. Gary’s Funny: If you like your humor like fine wine (the dryer the better), perhaps Gary’s blog is for you. Gary seems to think, “All those other blogs are written by guys who are much more single-minded and mentally disciplined.” If his Google reader list is anything like mine, this is too funny.  Doesn’t humor like this merit inclusion on a list?

6. Weather Updates: In the event you find yourself in Monkato, MN, look no further than Gary’s blog to know if you need an umbrella or snow shoes.  Everyone in Monkato, MN should put Gary on a list.

5. Me: Yes, me.  Gary accepted my Facebook friendship, listed this blog on his blogroll, and is a reader of mine.  Such wisdom, intelligence, and taste deserves to be on a list.

4. Links: Gary’s links (how cool is that?):


3. Blogroll: Gary’s blogroll (even better):


2. Divers: Not as in scuba, but as in various. Yes, Gary still uses the King James spelling of diverse in his blog subtitle, The Sundry Times (and divers manners).  Put Gary on a list and you could generate more traffic from scuba searches.  If it’s just a spelling error, well, he got away with one.

1. The Smirk: And the #1 reason to put Gary on a list: his smirk. Can you beat this guy’s profile photo?  He looks like someone you can’t help but trust while also looking like he knows something he shouldn’t, or something you don’t.  Dick Cheneyesque, from the Cheney-Lieberman debates.  I would trust him with my child, but I wouldn’t dare sit across a poker table from him.

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Superior Scribbler Award

I want to thank Jeff at Scripture Zealot for passing along the Superior Scribbler Award to yours truly.

Superior Scribbler Award

Superior Scribbler Award

I suppose every blog award has something of a catch to go with it, but that won’t stop me from humbly accepting this one and proudly displaying it in a not-so-humble fashion.

So, the catch: participate by posting the following rules:

  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass the award on to 5 deserving bloggy friends.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received the award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display the award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains the award.
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives this prestigious honor!
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

Because I owe Jeff for causing him nightmares, I will gladly pass the award along to these deserving scribblers:

Thanks again, Jeff, and to the five of you nominees, my ring is extended for you to kiss.




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