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Friday, June 04, 2004

Accidental Evangelist

It all started with my counter. Sitemeter shows me where people link from, and sometimes they link from search engines. Naturally, my curiosity gets the better of me, and I sometimes check to see what someone was searching when they found me.

Then, sometimes I wish I hadn't looked.

It seems that a number of people have found me by doing searches for porn. People have found me while searching for "hot pedophile stories" (I did a piece about Michael Jackson once, and "hot" is in my blog title). People have found me while seeking "sex confessions" (again, confessions in the title, and I have done several bits about chastity and the sanctity of sex). It just never occurred to me that search engines would put these isolated words together and they'd show up on sex searches.

What even more didn't occur to me was that the people doing these searches would see my rather obviously clean cut and fairly religious blurb and still follow the link. It got me to thinking: could I wind up being an accidental evangelist? Could I possibly offer spiritual encouragement to someone who didn't know he was looking for it?

It was my husband who said I should call it "Accidental Evangelist." So I did a search to see if the name was already in use. It was.

I haven't followed this blog long term, as I just discovered it today. I will tell you this much: so far, I haven't seen faith-related content there. But it's one of the funniest things I've read.

So I came here to swallow my humility and brag about my do-goodism, but instead am here to plug a very funny woman's blog. Enjoy.