The Smallest Number, The Loudest Voice

Posted on March 10, 2008

Blogs are all the rage. Everywhere you turn someone is talking about so-and-so’s blog or this blog post or that blog site. But there’s something interesting about blogs. According to an Australian-based company (, blogs only reach about 10% of all internet traffic. Ten percent! So is it worth it to blog? Does it really matter what all these people are saying if no one is really listening? Could they indeed change the world one reader at a time?

Think of it this way. Who is the single most influential person to ever walk the earth? The answer, of course, is Jesus Christ. And he surrounded himself with just 12 ordinary men. Twelve. And they literally changed the world!

So here’s the point. That seemingly insignificant number, 10%, is a number that signifies one of the loudest voices in our society today. And if you want your message to be heard, a really good place to start is with a loud voice (and I’ve heard my entire life that I’ve got a loud voice). It doesn’t matter if it’s a huge number. It only matters if it’s a number that can make an impact.

And if Jesus could pull together just a dozen men to change the world, surely the 10% of internet traffic that reads blogs can make an impact in the world somewhere, anywhere…

So here it is.

34 Replies to "The Smallest Number, The Loudest Voice"

  • Scott
    March 10, 2008 (1:01 pm)

    The Web 2.0 demands an Ed 2.0! Can’t wait to follow this conversation as it unfolds. Thanks for sharing with us in this way.

  • Mike
    March 10, 2008 (6:16 pm)

    Ed, what a great way of communicating the greatest story ever! I enjoy getting your daily inspirationals and I know I will enjoy this as well!
    Thanks and God Bless

  • Kip Nettles
    March 10, 2008 (6:37 pm)

    This is great. It’s yet another format to help me stay on track throughout the week. Thanks. I look forward to it.

  • Sarah's in the Midst of It
    March 10, 2008 (6:38 pm)

    Ed, welcome to the blogging world 🙂

  • Erin
    March 10, 2008 (7:19 pm)


  • Dana
    March 10, 2008 (8:01 pm)

    The creativity never ends! I’m sure your message in the style of blogging will more than surpass the 10%! I look forward to reading on….

  • Wolf
    March 10, 2008 (8:13 pm)

    Right On brother! Glad to see see you in the blogosphere.

  • jeff dowdle
    March 10, 2008 (8:28 pm)

    I’m so excited that you have a blog. I can’t wait to read future posts.

  • Pace
    March 10, 2008 (9:04 pm)

    Bloggers Blog.

  • val
    March 10, 2008 (9:08 pm)

    Great to see you have entered the world of blogging. Changing the world one reader at a time is still changing the world. It’s great to see God’s creativity through you via the internet.

  • Victorya
    March 10, 2008 (9:09 pm)

    Ah yes, and when you think of the possibility of reaching 10% of 100,000,000, well that’s an unbelievable impact on the world, especially when the message you are offering is life! Looking forward to more of your blogs!

  • Stefanie Doyle
    March 10, 2008 (9:15 pm)

    Thank you so much for spreading the word. I love Fellowship Church it has changed my life and God has really shown me alot since I have been involved here. God Bless You!

  • Daniel Martin
    March 10, 2008 (9:24 pm)

    Yessir! Bring it on! 🙂

  • Holding Little Hands
    March 10, 2008 (9:44 pm)

    Glad you are joining “bloggityville” and excited to see how God uses this new venture. 🙂

  • Chris
    March 10, 2008 (10:11 pm)

    Thrilled to see you join the blogging community – as a Fellowship member I’m always trying to lead others to Christ and speak daily about the power of the local Church – this provides yet another avenue of insight for both followers and ‘tire kickers’ … thanks.

  • Shelley
    March 10, 2008 (10:11 pm)

    Ed, you are amazing! Always thinking outside the box and using any tool possible to spread the word. God Bless!

  • Sarena
    March 10, 2008 (10:23 pm)

    Ed, I get your daily evotionals and they really lift me up during the days before Sunday. I look forward to visiting your blog often!

  • Wynne
    March 10, 2008 (10:25 pm)

    What an interesting statistic, just 10%…would of never guessed that one. I look forward to reading your thoughts. Cheers!

  • Tiffany
    March 10, 2008 (10:37 pm)

    As a flight attendant, I’m out and about much of the time! I look forward to this blog more than you can imagine. This is an incredible way for me to feel connected and get a message no matter where I am! I’m enthusiastic to be a part of a 10% group…..especially since this is the first blog I’m a member of!

  • Johnny Leckie
    March 11, 2008 (1:03 am)

    So here it is and here we are!
    What a great voice to add to blogland. I’m looking forward to the posts ahead…

  • Jodee Borgerding
    March 11, 2008 (6:36 am)

    Ed, I am really glad to see you are joining the ‘blogging crew”. I will look forward to your blogs.

  • Eimi Hall
    March 11, 2008 (10:18 am)

    Hey Ed… I’m one of the 10%! I just wanted to say I am SO blessed to call FC Home! Thank you for all that you do; thank you for creating an environment that I can relate to and learn in. I love all the FC Studies out there and recently, the FC Nearly Wed class I just attended. So many ways to connect and grow, all I had to do was get plugged in. And its all at my fingertips if I just reach out.

  • Michele
    March 11, 2008 (2:48 pm)

    Love love love FC and Ed Young! Thanks for doing this 🙂

  • spikewebbe
    March 11, 2008 (5:54 pm)

    Glad to see you have a blog. I watch you every Sunday morning. I’m looking forward to reading your blog. I’m sure it will be very powerful.

  • Dale
    March 11, 2008 (6:28 pm)

    I met you in Nashville this past summer. Thank you for your willingness to share! Keep in the Word.

  • mark
    March 11, 2008 (6:43 pm)

    Ed, glad to see you doing this!
    My wife and I have been FC’s since you were wearing suits!! Or when I had hair!
    Keep doing the Lord’s work!

  • Sam
    March 12, 2008 (6:34 am)

    Met you in Boston last october at C3.I enjoyed the day and looking forward to seeing you in October in Malta N.y.
    Some day My wife and I will make it down to Texas. Looking forward to sharing a Sunday service there.

  • Addison Dodd
    March 12, 2008 (6:56 am)

    Dear Ed,
    I live in the Netherlands and have not found a church yet–I watch your show on Sundays MSNBC. Enjoy your casual yet energetic manner. And you don’t try shoving religion down one’s throat which is very appealing to me.

  • Pastor Julio Volcy
    March 12, 2008 (8:33 am)

    Pastor Ed, I want to let you know your ministry has been a blessing to my wife and I. As Haitian missionaries to the States and pastor of Haitian congregations both in the USA and Haiti I would like to connect with your ministry. We need this kind of approch in Haiti, I believe it is very effective.
    God bless you

  • Pastor Tony
    March 12, 2008 (3:32 pm)

    Hi Pastor Ed,
    Wanted you to know how much I appreciate your approach and your open-ness in allowing us (fellow ministers) to re-use the tools that God has given you.
    Thanks for all you do.

  • Jocelyn
    March 12, 2008 (5:10 pm)

    Are you planning a trip to Tampa, FL any time soon? Would love to hear you in person. The blog is a great idea. Thanks.

  • Cameron
    March 12, 2008 (6:51 pm)

    Looking forward to reading this blog…BIG time….
    Loved you at Hillsong! I’m an Aussie. Am I likely to see you over here anytime soon?

  • Shawn Wood
    March 12, 2008 (7:30 pm)

    Great to see you join the blogosphere. I had the pleasure of having my ministry shaped and founded while on staff as an intern at Fellowship in 1999-2001 and count it a blessing that God brought my wife and I to Texas for that season. I look forward to hearing from you on the blog!
    Thanks for your Ministry.
    Shawn Wood
    Experiences Pastor
    Seacoast Church

  • Lyndon & Sharmilee
    March 13, 2008 (1:36 pm)

    Hello Ed & Lisa,
    We have been blessed since we heard your first message on GOD TV. We have since bought as many DVDs as we could and indulged in the wonderful message you bring.
    Greetings from Sunny Dubai in the Middle East
    Lyndon & Sharmilee

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