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16 Sep 2019
3 Sep 2019
On 3rd September in 2010, SacredSpace102fm's blog took to the internet with the publication of our first blog post. Looking back its hard to believe how the time has passed and the volume of programmes we have produced over that time - 520 programmes and 3144 blog posts.
However, all good things must come to an end and it seemed fitting as we concluded our decade on the blog that this would be the moment when we would announce its retirement.
Now we must hasten to add it is only the blog which is retiring - not the radio programme! You will still be able to access the recordings of our weekly programme plus additional podcasts at the Come & See Inspirations podcast page HERE.
Initially our intention with the blog had been to provide a space to allow listeners to access the recordings of our weekly programme but it has grown over the years and we have had a total of 1,266,253 visits to the blog in that 10 year period - not too shabby for a small blog in west Limerick.
However, there are a number of factors which have required our review of the workload involved with producing the programme and maintaining the blog including changes and departures from the team. So we are rationalising things a small bit but not disappearing from the world wide web. After all in 2009 Pope Benedict XVI's urged the users of the internet to:
"......bear witness to your faith through the digital world!......Employ these new technologies to make the Gospel known, so that the Good News of God’s infinite love for all people, will resound in new ways across our increasingly technological world!"
We will endeavor to continue to make our small contribution to that part of the new evangelisation.
On a personal level as the blog editor it has been an honor and a privilege to have had the opportunity to pilot this online initiative for SS102fm over the last ten years which I have been able to do no matter where in the world I have been. We have had some wonderful guests sharing their stories and their faith experiences; some marvelous reflections especially around Advent and Lent submitted from all around the world and also broken a news story or two ourselves.
The blog will remain accessible as it is an archive of our work over the last ten years, however it won't be updated nor will the links be maintained. We will also be shutting down the comment boxes from 8th September. Now we must hasten to add again it is only the blog which is retiring - not the radio programme! You will still be able to access the recordings of our weekly programme plus additional podcasts at the Come & See Inspirations podcast page HERE.
With grateful thanks to all our guests, contributors and especially to you our listeners and readers!
Looking forward to the next ten years of the programme.
John & Anne, Lorraine and Shane