This Saturday, March 14, 2015, will be the 2 year Twitterversary for @BackRowBeliever. Many of you may be relatively new followers, and many of you may have been following from the beginning, but still know very little about how it all began. Let me tell you the story…
In March 2013, I found myself bored. I had been on Twitter for my personal account for about a year and had followed many “Christian Anon” accounts intending to offer humorous observations of Christian life.
I had always considered myself at least “kinda funny”, so I thought I’d try my hand. I started up an account called “Church Media Director”, which was (and still is) my position at my home church. I thought it would be fun to share my P.O.V. from the sound booth. But it didn’t take off right away, so, impatient, I tossed it aside days later.
Still wanting to start an account, I decided I wanted to be a little more generic as to not shackle myself to one branch of the church for comedy. Many Church Anons were Pastor’s, or the wives or children of Pastor’s, but I was none of those things. And some of the most popular ones were crotchety old parishioners, so I didn’t want to try to compete with them.