A Blog Post for the Other Andrews


Word out for the Andrews out there. Blogging has put me in touch with many other Andrews and even a few with my full name “Andrew Jones”. One of them emailed me a while ago, expressing his profound disappointment that i was a Jesus Freak. Oh well.

I make number 10 for “Andrew“. Thats quite amazing for me and a place of honor – out of 575 million results for Andrew. And so I want to mention the other Andrews more findable than me:

1. Andrew Corporation with the enviable domain name Andrew.com

2. Andrew Sullivan who writes on politics

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3. 4. and 5. are Hurricane Andrew

6. Andrew User Interface System from the Andrew Corporation

7. Andrew W.K. a musician and performer

8. Andrew Grumet a blogger, geek, and bit-torrent/RSS pioneer

9. Andrew Tanenbaum is a geeky computer scientist.

In the Google.com Top Ten Page are a number of Andrew Joneses who deserve a mention:

– Andrew Jones – thats me – my blog and my old blog both make this page. My apologies to the other Andrew Joneses for taking first place but please know you are more than welcome to take it from me.

Andruw Jones – some baseball in player in USA who cant even spell his own name. Gosh . . . I’m embarrassed have a similar sounding name as this guy. And he takes up three plots of Andrew Jones real estate on the top ten page.

Andrew Jones.– a famous concept artist. I come across his work often.

Peter Andrew Jones – also an artist

– Bruin Alumni Assoc. President Andrew Jones, who looks like my cousin Eric

Professor Andrew Jones at York University

– Andrew Jones, alias androidjones.com, who may in fact be the same concept artist as above. I used his graphic for the beginning of this post.

Andrew Jones, of the enviable domain name andrewjones.com, does not make the top ten. I should also mention that in a google search for “Andrew Jones, lamer” I take the top two hits, as I do with “Andrew Jones, heretic

There is a poet named Andrew J. Jones who shares not only my name but also my middle initial. His poetry is much better than mine so please, do not insult him by attributing his poetry to me.

Other Andrew’s you will come across in the emerging church conversation include Andrew Hamilton [backyard missionary] and Andrew Careaga [bloggedy blog] who used to get a higher rating for “andrew” than I did. Still, he makes page 3 on Google. Check out his new podcasts on bloggedy pod.

So . . . to all the Andrews out there and especially those who answer to Andrew Jones, I salute you.

UPDATE: And [oooppss . .. in my haste I forgot the OTHER AJ] Andrew Jackson of Smart Christian . . of course . . as the megablogger par excellence who deserves to be much higher in the benevolent eyes of Google and probably will be with a little more time.

And . . now that I think of it, I need to mention my blogger friends Andrew Dowsett, Andrew Perriman,

uh oh – – i have forgotten you, havent I? OK – put a comment below, you andrews of the world, and leave a link to your blog.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Andrew B says:

    Hi from Andrew Black blogging at http://isthistheway.typepad.com/
    and sitting on http://www.andrewblack.eu/
    so I am not really an “Andrew of the world”, just an Andrew of Europe.
    Greetings and thanks for all the ongoing inspiration.

  • thanks andrew for your thoughts on charismatic catholics last week.
    blog on!

  • knsheppard says:

    Now that is both interesting and funny. Keep the Jones coming. Incidentally, there’s a REALLY GOOD soda called Jones. Yum! http://www.jonessoda.com. You can get your pictures on the label too!

  • yes – seen it. drunk it. photographed it.

  • Awww, thanks for the mention – you’re so sweet 🙂

  • jonah says:

    Just to stick up for the “Druw” aka Andruw Jones, the outfielder for the Atlanta Braves of the National League… He spells his name that way because his mother is Dutch and apparently that is how they spell it over there. Respect to the “Druw”: he is a big boy (I doubt I’d want to scuffle with him in a dark alley) and apparently speaks more languages than you or I. And he hit 50 Homeruns, batted in 124 runs for the team and probably stands to earn somewhere in the region of $20 million this year…
    Be careful disparaging professional baseball in America. You’d be falling into the same trap that many of the Brits do, thinking that baseball is just rounders or a bastardization of cricket… As if cricket were anything original or weren’t a bastardization of another sport… Actually, baseball is older than any professional football club in the world and is arguably the oldest organized professional sport in the history of man!… The first professional baseball club dates back to the early 19th century. And we didn’t have to oppress half the world to get them to play our boring sport- they took it up of their own free will… funny that.

  • hamo says:

    low google rankings are the bane of having a common name 🙂
    why couldn’t I be alan hirsh?…

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  • mo says:

    ‘profound dissapointment that i was a jesus freak’
    hah! that’s possibly the best thing i have read all day.

  • Andrew says:

    How did I slip in the “Andrew” ratings? Who’s responsible for this? I want a recount!
    P.S. – Thanks for the shout out.
    [TSK – andrew – you slipped when you stopped blogging for an extended time. i hope that now that you have started blogging again, and podcasting, that you will pass me and take your rightful place]

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