Top Church of Christ Blogs – January 2010

I had to scale this down to make it more manageable. It is now a top 25 list rather than 50 or 60. I have the information for the rest if anyone is interested in how they did. I wanted to ask if this is helpful and interesting to anyone out there. The only reason I continue to do it is because some of you work very hard on your blogs and give the rest of us great reads, information, etc. and I think people should be highlighted and recognized for their work. So I am not sure if this will be the last “Top Church of Christ Blogs” list or not but if it is I will probably move in the direction of highlighting individual blogs each month and giving recognition and appreciation that way. Let me know what you think.

Like last time this list is a combination of Alexa and google subscribers. Those two were ranked from 1-25 for each blog, an average rank calculated and the blogs ranked by the average of those two. Alexa was the tiebreaker in the event of any ties. The two most notable moves are Edward Fudge down (from #2 to #17) and Craig Ford up (from #18 to #3). If I really had to guess who has the most traffic of these I would go with Jay G.

Blog (December rank, Alexa, Google Subscribers)

  1. Al Maxey (1, 128k, 0)
  2. Laura Coppinger (3, 280k, 1235)
  3. Craig Ford (18, 372k, 245)
  4. Jim Martin (4, 422k, 250)
  5. Matt Dabbs (8, 268k, 122)
  6. Jay Guin (5, 314k, 128)
  7. Trey Morgan (9, 1.2m, 311)
  8. Mike Cope (7, 1.3m, 438)
  9. Christopher Heard (6, 730k, 238)
  10. Patrick Mead (11, 1.4m, 147)
  11. Bobby Valentine (19, 2.5m, 275)
  12. John Mark Hicks (10, 2.0m, 198)
  13. Tim Archer (14, 1.0m, 35)
  14. Tim Spivey (12, 1.2m, 40)
  15. Wade Hodges (15, 2.8, 110)
  16. John Dobbs (17, 2.4m, 91)
  17. Edward Fudge (2, 2.2m, 0)
  18. Larry James (13, 3.4m, 164)
  19. Grace Conversation (16, 1.8m, 40)
  20. Milton Stanley (20, 3.9m, 117)
  21. Mitchell Skelton (24, 692k, 10)
  22. Brian Nicklaus (22, 3.3m, 47)
  23. Peter Horne (27, 466k, 5)
  24. Darin Hamm (30, 1.1m, 16)
  25. Kinney Mabry (31, 4.2m, 81)

About mattdabbs
I am a minister, husband, and father. My wife and I live and minister in Saint Petersburg, Florida. My primary ministry responsibilities include: small groups, 20s and 30s, involvement, and adult education.

19 Responses to Top Church of Christ Blogs – January 2010

  1. Matt I would be interested in the info. I also wander how many of these are progressive, etc.

  2. WesWoodell says:

    How can you tell how many subscribers a blog has?

  3. Craig Ford says:

    Thanks for taking the time to put this list together. I do like the idea of highlighting specific bloggers so we can all get a chance to know each other a little better – great idea.
    @Wes – some blogs display a count on their website. For example, if you look at the to left corner of this site you will see a count in the Subscribe secton.

    • mattdabbs says:

      Not exactly. Counts on the side are not usually google reader counts. They are usually feedburner counts. To see how to check google reader subscriber count see my reply to Wes in these comments.

  4. Jerry Starling says:

    I would like to have the information as well to see how I’m stacking up. My numbers have slipped in the past month, and I’m wondering if I’m unique or if others have also slipped somewhat.

  5. WesWoodell says:

    Craig – yes, I’ve noticed that, but a lot of them don’t. Just curious if there’s a way to find out how many subscribers a blog has if it’s not displayed.

    • mattdabbs says:


      You go into your google reader account and click to add new subscriptions. Then you do a search for the blog and it will tell you how many readers they have.

      The count on the side of my blog is just email subscribers via feedburner. That varies on a daily basis whereas google subscribers remains constant.

  6. Tim Spivey says:

    Matt, it’s helpful to me. I especially liked when you showed the Alexa ranking/subscribers. I hope you’ll keep doing it. If you wanted to, you could use Alexa and Google Analytics (rather than Google subscribers)…it might be an easier, more precise way to do it. Then again, maybe not 🙂

  7. GIGA says:

    thank you bos….

  8. J D says:

    Thanks Matt! I think this is a great offering you give us because it introduces me to other popular blogs I do not know about. Of course I appreciate the mention. And I appreciate you!

  9. cordobatim says:

    I like your idea of highlighting different blogs each month. I’ve tried to do some of that, but haven’t been consistent with it. The greatest value of your list, in my rarely humble opinion, is allowing your readers to discover other blogs. I know I’ve found several through your rankings.

    Thanks again!

    Grace and peace,
    Tim Archer

  10. Thanks again for mentioning me on your list. I love the idea of highlighting diifferent blogs. Great way to learn about each other. I’m not sure your male readers would enjoy my Christian homemaking blog as much…but maybe they could tell their wives about it!? 🙂

  11. Josh Freeman says:

    Thanks for listing these! I’m looking forward to checking them out!

  12. I appreciate your work Matt. And you have a great blog besides.

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