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Nothing Wavering 1 Year Anniversary

by J. Max Wilson (07/14/2009 10:41 am)

Today is the one year anniversary of the launch of!

We’ve made some excellent progress during the last year.  Since the launch I’ve added a blog, improved the SEO, added twitter feeds, written a custom twitter integration, created a google gadget, and laid the ground work for a Nothing Wavering Podcast.

I’ve received a lot of positive feedback and the site has been able to help increase the visits and readers to the blogs we’ve included.

In the first year, has had 52,739 visits, 95,191 page views by 41,924 unique visitors.  Contrary to the trends on many other blogs and websites, the number of visitors tends to peak on the weekends, especially on Sunday when members of the church are searching the web for LDS related content.  We’ve aggregated 12341 posts, articles, and media.  Between the 4 twitter accounts we’ve posted over 4000 links on twitter.

Our LDS Blogs twitter account shows up in the first 10 Google results when searching for “lds blogs” and 5 of the top 10 pages in the results discuss and/or link directly to it. itself shows up on the second page of Google results.  Hopefully we will continue to gain search engine prominence.

During the coming year I hope to continue to promote mainstream and orthodox Mormon content with new features.  Some of the ideas I’m considering include:

  • iPhone, Blackberry, and Android friendly webpages, and maybe even native applications.
  • The Podcast will hopefully launch with interviews with nothing wavering bloggers and other LDS personalities.
  • I’m also looking at possibly creating a video aggregation page.
  • A page for trending LDS specific topics on twitter.
  • I still hope to start an LDS Blog Carnival
  • I hope to introduce a way for readers to indicate which articles they like and have a page displaying the most popular posts for the day, week, month, and year.

A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to and supported this effort.  Do you have ideas for what you would like to see on Nothing Wavering?  Let me know in the comments below.

New Twitter Integration Application for LDS Blogs

by J. Max Wilson (04/24/2009 16:07 pm)

At the beginning of 2009 I announced that, as part of our efforts to promote LDS blogs, links to the blog content aggregated by Nothing Wavering would begin to be automatically posted on Twitter.

The Twitter outreach has been pretty successful.  As of the moment, LDS Blogs have 370 twitter followers, LDS Official has 452 twitter followers, and LDS Bloggers and General Conference have 173 and 212 followers.  That means that new posts by Nothing Wavering bloggers are being seen by hundreds of people who are interested in keeping up with LDS topics.

And new followers are continuing to join every day.

Our initial twitter integration used a popular 3rd party service called Twitterfeed.  Twitterfeed checked the aggregated RSS feeds from Nothing Wavering at regular intervals, and then posted links to any new content to twitter.

Over the last few months, however, some deficiencies with using twitterfeed became apparent.  It would often take an unusual amount of time for twitterfeed to post new content, especially from the LDS official content.  It also restricted the maximum number of new items to five for every iteration.  Some links failed to ever be posted.

Then, for LDS General Conference, twitterfeed failed to post almost all of the podcast links from the conference.

Twitterfeed also posed some security concerns because it required the Nothing Wavering usernames and passwords to post to twitter.

While twitterfeed has helped get us to where we are, Nothing Wavering needed to be directly integrated with twitter, without relying on a 3rd party system.

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Welcome to the New Nothing Wavering Blog

by J. Max Wilson (01/03/2009 23:03 pm)

When I started Nothing Wavering six months ago, I expected to make rapid progress on additional features.  However, shortly after the launch, I was promoted to Director of Software Development over my division at work.  Simultaneously, my development team suddenly became smaller, so in addition to new responsibilities, we were also picking up the slack left by those who were no longer working for us.  So many of my plans for Nothing Wavering had to be pushed off.

I apologize to those who have applied for inclusion in the portal and have not been added yet.  I will be evaluating the remaining blogs over the next couple of weeks, as well as publishing admission guidelines so that you will know what I am looking for.

Please feel free to leave comments with your questions, comments, or suggestions, as well as any bugs you have found.

In addition to announcing new features, and newly listed blogs, I will also be linking to other blogs here that may not qualify for inclusion in the portal, but are worth your while and looking for additional readers.

Nothing Wavering will be launching some exciting new features for the Orthodox LDS Community, including a Podcast, with cutting edge technology that will allow you to record comments, questions, and podcast topic suggestions over the phone, with the potential for your recording to be included in the next podcast episode.  Feel free to test it out before the first episode.

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Nothing Wavering aims to build a community of Orthodox and Mainstream LDS Blogs and Bloggers to promote the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Announcements about new features and new blogs added to the portal, as well as queries for user feedback, feature requests, bug reports, and other community interaction will appear here on the Nothing Wavering Blog.