Happy anniversary to avfl (belatedly)

Some real-world obligations and changes have kept away from avfl for a while and may for a bit longer, but I thought it would be ok to note that avfl passed its second anniversary this month. This is probably a good time to thank you for your energetic and enthusiastic response to this site - whether you like it or not (the site that is, or the thanks, I guess, for that matter). I’m always surprised that traffic stays consistent and in some cases grows even when I can’t post as regularly as I’d like.

The other day, I found myself talking to a colleague about avfl and realized that without my really realizing it, the site has become rather meaningful to me for a range of reasons I never initially imagined or intended (and paging through the nearly 10,000 emails you’ve sent me in the last two years, I realize how many people I’ve “met” and heard and learned from). I hope that what goes on here and what continues to evolve will be similarly meaningful to readers in some way. And if nothing else, avflians can have comments flame wars now!

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  1. sjenkins wrote:

    Congratulations avfl! We need you. You certainly make our world a more interesting place.

  2. Dean Adkins wrote:

    Congratulations — looking forward to more posts!


  3. Jim wrote:

    Yes, it’s a drag when those real world concerns raise their ugly head. Hope you at least got to spend some good iPod time.
    Congratulations on the anniversary - I always look forward to reading your posts.

    thanks for closing the Crabb thread

  4. judi wrote:

    Congratulations on the anniversary, the redesign of your site, and the decision to continue. AVFL is very much a part of our reading here. Can’t wait to see future posts and coverage of NQC and other items!

  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Aaaawww, avery, I didn’t know you were capable of being so mushy. Are you feeling alright today?

  6. RF wrote:

    I just realized how much this site means to me and how much I’ve missed regular updates. This genre needs you, Doug. How much you’ll never know.

    Crangrats from someone who checks everyday to see if there’s something new.

  7. Marty wrote:

    Sorry RF, but can I get some of those “Crangrats”?? haha

    Just kidding!

    It struck me as funny on this anything but typical Monday. Thanks for the laugh!!

    And Avery, thanks for the site!! I love it!!&

  8. Elisabeth wrote:

    Happy Birthday, and thanks so much for all your insightful comments…you always give me something to think about, whether i like it or not! :) Keep it up!!!

  9. Melanie wrote:

    Congratulations on the anniversary!
    I love reading your comments. I’ve learned a lot of juicy gossip here! (lol… just kidding!)

  10. T Miles wrote:

    A recent fan, I found you when researching a particular artist on Google. I tried subscribing thru Bloglines before but couldn’t. I just tried again and it worked! Which means I will know when the site is updated. And I have added you to my blogroll on my site.


  11. boothbros_fan wrote:

    Congrats! I am just a recent fan of your site, and I love it. I always check it out every time I’m online. Keep it going, the Southern Gospel World needs you!

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