On 8 December 2005, I posted this photo. This blog project began.
Today is the 11th anniversary of this blog.
This photo was a shot from my apartment window in Rome on the evening of the day Pope Benedict was elected.
I started it with the original intention of it being an archive for articles I was writing for The Wanderer about liturgical translations. Thus, it’s original name. That column, by the way, began before the release of Liturgiam authenticam.
That was the intention, but the blog rapidly took on a life of its own.
Since I started keeping stats, on 23 November 2006, I have had about 78.6 million page views and 50.7 million unique visits. People come from all over the world, as you can see from the screen shot of the live visit feed just before I posted this.
Dear readers, please accept my thanks for everything, your comments and feedback, your prayers and your patience with me.
Tomorrow I will say Mass for the intention of my benefactors and donors.
This is what the blog looked like back then. A screen shot from about a month after its inception.