I started blogging in January 2006. On April 13th 2006, I had a really simple blog post about Easter. When I say really simple, I mean really, really simple. Take a look at the post here.

There are two interesting things about this post. Firstly, as simple as it was, it has become one of the top posts on Lemniscates are Forever over time. The second thing is even more interesting. Let me share with you the stats for this particular post:

April 2006: 900+

April 2007: 471

The Whole of 2008: 8

Feb/March 2009 (to date): 991

Isn’t that interesting? When I first blogged it, there was a spike. I had no idea there was such a high degree of interest in Easter. I have no way of knowing who these visitors were. The second year, during the Easter period, there was another resurgence of interest and I saw this post getting 471 hits. OK, it was a year later, so not bad. Still interested in Easter but presumably 12 months later, this particular post was already old and there were more choices so my hits would come down.

Then the whole of 2008, no interest.  At all. Well, not during the Easter period. Interestingly the whole year saw 8 hits on this post, all in November leading up to Christmas.

But look at 2009. A sudden resurgence! Easter is not upon us yet and to date, there has been 991 clicks to this post. 204 in Feb and 787 (so far) in April.

Is there a correlation between the crisis state of the world and the interest in Easter?

After all, Easter is a message of Hope.

Since it seems to be of such interest, I’ll blog about what Easter means to me personally in a separate post rather than make this one too lengthy.


1 Peter 1:3 (NASB)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead