… say a lot about us, and how frequently we use some words is even more revealing: it shows what we talk about, what we are passionate about.
And I became curious a little while ago. I don’t have one of those word balloons on my blog that shows – graphically, at least – how often top phrases are used relative to each other. What does my blog talk about? What am I passionate about?
Then I began to wonder what other online sources would look like.
So I Googled, using advanced Google search, to find the incidences of some key words I came up with, out of my own head, as found on the sites Seek The Old Paths, back issues of Gospel Guardian, the NIV New Testament (using Bible Gateway’s internal search engine), New Wineskins and this blog. (I think I got the left-to-right-leaning order backwards.)
And this is what resulted:
I realize this is only a measure of how many times, not how, these words were used, and I hope you do, too. I thought about using an equalizing factor and percentages, but the total number of words in the different columns looked close enough to being in the same range that it seemed superfluous.
I leave you to draw your own conclusions.
I’m sure my blog isn’t typical. But I will say that as far as emphasizing what scripture emphasizes in our online conversation, we all have a long journey ahead of us.