Top Posts and Commenters for April 2011

In case you missed them, here are my top ten posts for April 2011, along with my top ten commenters. I am sending each of the top commenters a free copy of Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently by John C. Maxwell.

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Here are my top ten posts:

  1. Creating Your Personal Life Plan
  2. Using a Traditional Paper Notebook with Evernote
  3. Fix for Wireless Connection Problems with the Mac
  4. How to Better Control Your Time by Designing Your Ideal Week
  5. Stepping into the Next Chapter
  6. Three Questions You Should Ask Before You Buy the iPad 2
  7. Advice to First Time Authors
  8. Literary Agents who Represent Christian Authors
  9. An Interview with Craig Groeschel
  10. Using the iPad to Take Meeting Notes

I wrote four of these posts more than a year ago. As I have pointed out before, if you are a blogger, you can continue to generate significant traffic for old posts. You just need to be intentional about it. (I outline my strategy in a blog post called, “Recycling Your Blog Content.”)

Although I didn’t include it in the list, because it is not really a post, my About page continues to be near the top (#16 to be exact). If you are a blogger, this is why it is important to carefully engineer this page. You might want to read “10 Ways to Create a Better About Page for Your Blog.”

My top ten commenters were:

Note to commenters: Please sign up for a free Disqus account. This is the commenting software I use on my site. That way, when you comment it will create a backlink to your blog or Website. Also, if you upload an Avatar (picture), we will get to see what you look like. This is just way more personal and social.

For May, I’m going to give a free copy of Jolt!: Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing by Phil Cooke, to each of my top 10 commenters.

Ready. Set. Go!

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  • Anonymous

    Wow, I don’t know how some of you guys do that. Thanks for keeping the conversation going. I’m still trying.

    • http://twitter.com/B_Schebs B_Schebs

      @pchrismac sometimes it is hard to keep up and sometimes it feels like people post just to raise their numbers, but for the most part everyone posts good material. Michael has created a great community here. Thank Michael!!!

      • Karl Mealor

        I’ve readily admitted that I began commenting on this site simply to try to earn free books, but over time, it became more about participating in the discussion. I find myself checking back throughout a given day to see if certain people have commented yet. (Don’t want to mention names, of course, lest any should feel left out.) It’s also been fun reading the blogs of some of the commenters. Michael has done a great job of creating an online community. And, the content on this site is amazing. There are very few posts that I don’t glean something.

        • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

          Karl! Besides the freebie, there are many other charactertics in this blog which pulls back followers daily. I am with you in the same boat when you say –” I find myself checking back throughout a given day to see if certain people have commented “. I too do the same. I have got introduced to many other great blogs — courtesty michaelhyatt.com.

          • Karl Mealor

            Wholeheartedly agree. BTW, love the pictures on your site. Hope I get to visit India one day. Three very influential people in my life originally called India their home.

          • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

            Most Welcome, Karl. Hope you will love my country.

          • http://brevis.me Robert Ewoldt

            I’ve found some really great blogs through Michael’s site. This happens primarily on the top posts and comments site, because Michael encourages everyone to share their top post of the month. So, I get to read some really great stuff!

          • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

            Agreed Robert!

          • http://www.jeffrandleman.com Jeff Randleman

            Same here!

        • http://www.jeffrandleman.com Jeff Randleman

          The books are an added benefit, but honestly, I’ve only ever received one that I didn’t already have. So that’s not the most important draw for me…

      • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

        That’s true Schebs! I also agree that sometimes people post just to raise their numbers.

      • http://www.jeffrandleman.com Jeff Randleman

        I’ve wondered if people actually do that. I really value the topics that happen here.

    • Joe Lalonde

      Keep trying. It’ll happen one day. I just try to jump in and encourage others about their posts and try to add to the conversation. I’m still amazed by the amount of posts I and others post.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      I think quality of the followers’ comments outweighs the quantity. Many times, there is a feeling of community among the followers arising out of the discussion made subsequent to the post.

    • http://www.jeffrandleman.com Jeff Randleman

      I find it easy. I love the conversation and community. It’s easy to jump in and take part. Thanks to Michael for creating such an environment!

    • Anonymous

      I’m working on getting better at it too Chris. 

  • http://www.leahadams.org Leah Adams

    I do blog and my top post for April was entitled “Established”. It was based on a verse about God establishing King David for a specific reason in his generation. Each of us has been established in our generation for a very specific purpose. Just as David was established as King over Israel for the sake of Israel, so our establishments are for the sake of others primarily.

    This post encouraged the reader to think beyond themselves and consider the primary reason God established them in the place where they are. A huge challenge for some of us!

    • http://musicroad.blogspot.com kerrydexter

      sounds like a thoughtful and thought provoking post, Leah

      • http://www.leahadams.org Leah Adams

        Kerry, I would love for you to stop by and check it out yourself. http://www.leahadams.org/2011/04/established.html

        • http://brevis.me Robert Ewoldt

          Very good post, Leah.

          • http://www.leahadams.org Leah Adams

            Thank you, Robert. I appreciate you stopping by The Point.

        • http://musicroad.blogspot.com kerrydexter

          Leah,
          thank you. it is an insightful post, and I enjoyed reading other posts at your blog too and learning about your ministry.

          • http://www.leahadams.org Leah Adams

            Kerry, Thank you for stopping by The Point. I hope you found encouragement there. God bless you.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Leah! That was a great perspective. Though I am not sure about the special reason for which God established me in the place where I am, but I am happy where I am currently.

      I think God has unique plans for each and every individual. He takes some to various places while he uses some others in a particular place alone.

      Rather that reasoning out everything in my life, I have decided to make the most of every opportunity in my life.

      Thanks for sharing your post

      • http://www.leahadams.org Leah Adams

        Uma, God HAS established you precisely where you are for a special purpose. Ask Him to show that purpose. He is more than willing to reveal it to you! He wants you to operate in that establishment for His glory and we can better do that when we are aware of being established. Blessings to you and thanks for stopping by The Point.

        • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

          Sure Leah! I will do that. Thanks for your encouragement.

    • http://stevencribbs.com Steven Cribbs

      Hey Leah – great post. I totally agree with you about God put us where we are for a reason – even though many times it is hard to see or understand what that reason is. I posted a similar perspective a couple of months ago and titled it “Does God Really Have A Plan For Me?

  • http://successbeginstoday.org/wordpress John Richardson

    It’s great to make your list again, Michael. I would have thought your transition post about stepping down as CEO would have been your top post, but it looks like your life plan has really caught on. April is an interesting month for blog traffic with spring break, Easter and tax time all rolled into one month. With all the changes you and your family went through I was surprised that you were online much at all.

    As for my blog, my top post (that was actually posted in April) was a usability test of the iPad 2 versus the Kindle on an airplane flight. http://goals4u.us/dPhaiT

    My actual long term post that has shot back up this month was my 5 Minute Flowchart thanks to a run on Twitter. http://goals4u.us/9tIWqZ

    May should be an interesting month. With warmer weather coming a lot of people transition to outdoor activities. That usually means that swimming pools become more popular than computers. And it also means that the Kindle will be more useful outside in the sun than my iPad… :-)

    • http://www.bigb94.wordpress.com Brandon

      I read that post of yours! It was very good! My top blogs this month are summed up in this post I just wrote: http://bigb94.wordpress.com/2011/05/01/month-in-review-april-2011

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Congratulations John on making it to te top ten again! I love the depth of insights from your comments. I am now following your blog too. I like your consistency and discipline in following this blog and making quality and thoughtful feedback.

  • http://musicroad.blogspot.com kerrydexter

    my top post for this month was a rather short one inviting readers to consider differences and similarities between writing poetry and writing song lyrics, in honor of April being national poetry month. many of my readers are musicians, and those who are not are people who love to learn about music. I think this met needs for both of those sorts of readers, and also drew in new ones because of the topic.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Sounds new to me Kerry as I rarely compose poem or song lyrics. Yet, your passion to music and songs is evident from your blog.

  • http://twitter.com/mickmel mickmel

    My top post for April was boring but popular — a handful of WordPress tutorial videos that I created. I found that clients and friends were often asking the same questions about WordPress, so I created some videos to walk through those:
    http://www.mickmel.com/blog/201104/some-simple-wordpress-tutorials/

    Impressive numbers for some of those top commenters — well done!

    • http://www.bigb94.wordpress.com Brandon

      Those can be helpful though…

      • http://twitter.com/mickmel mickmel

        They certainly can, and that’s why people use them so much. Boring can be useful!

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Good techical advice about WordPress. Though I normally do not get into such technicalities, nowadys I get to read interesting news from various subjects. Thanks

  • Timothy Fish

    My top April post was How do we know heaven is real. I think people are looking for stuff like that because they are worried that it isn’t or that they aren’t going to make it if it is.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      It also helps to speak to a current topic. Good work.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      That’s true Timothy! Many times we find it difficult to excercise simple faith and beleive about eternal things.

  • Anonymous

    I do not blog, but I am a faithful reader of your blog, Michael. I was surprised to see that April’s top 10 included an even distribution between technical and developmental. There are five posts regarding the iPad, organization, etc. and five posts about life or leadership development. I noticed there were no spiritual commentaries atop the list this month.

    Is there a way to see the ratio of all posts for April according to genre? Do you track and run a trend analysis of feedback on these genres, or do you use the surveys you release to gauge your audience?

    I’ve read Maxwell’s book several times and believe knowing your audience may be the most influential facet of daily communication. It certainly is the root of connection. How do you know your audience when it is so vast?

    All the best,
    Nathan

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Thanks for your comments.

      I don’t do that much detailed analysis on a monthly basis. However, I do this annual through my reader survey.

      I also think that the content itself draws a certain kind of reader.

  • http://snappycasual.tumblr.com kelsey williams

    Very cool! I have a fashion blog and my top post for April was how I styled a maxi dress: http://snappycasual.tumblr.com/post/4550523410/maxi-dress

    • http://www.leahadams.org Leah Adams

      Sounds like you have an interesting blog, kelsey. I could certainly use some fashion tips.

    • http://www.accidentallygreen.com Hilary Bernstein

      Cool blog, Kelsey!

    • http://brevis.me Robert Ewoldt

      Kelsey, I love the conversation you had with your husband. It’s not unlike some conversations that I have with my wife :)

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Fashion blog!!! very novel. like it kelsey

  • Anonymous

    Our top post for April was ’12 Reasons We’re Still Married’ We held onto this post for awhile thinking it wasn’t ready. We decided to publish and were completely overwhelmed by the response it got. It has sparked many other posts in the making. It even got a comment from Gail Hyatt! http://wp.me/p1nxLL-gP

    • http://www.leahadams.org Leah Adams

      Gonna check this one out. I feel like I could write one with this title too.

    • Joe Lalonde

      Sounds like a great post. I’m heading over there to check it out now.

    • http://brevis.me Robert Ewoldt

      This was a great post! I especially liked the first one. My wife and I are on the Financial Peace bandwagon, and it has really helped us to communicate with each other about money.

      • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

        Financial Peace bandwagon! That sounds great Robert.

    • Tedewoldt

      Like my brother Bob, I really liked your post. My wife and I really communicate when we are on long walks- we love it and dream together in those conversations.

    • Karl Mealor

      Great post! The title intrigued me enough to click through.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Great advice to people like me who are single. Thanks for sharing Williams

    • http://stevencribbs.com Steven Cribbs

      Great post! Those reasons are just as valid for 14 years of marriage as they are for 4 years of marriage (and I assume for much longer).

  • http://hopefulleigh.blogspot.com/ HopefulLeigh

    One of my top posts was about the Enneagram. I was surprised by how much it resonated with people on the blog and off- lots of great emails and responses.
    http://hopefulleigh.blogspot.com/2011/04/enneagram-and-you.html
    The other top post was a story about the first time I led my small group in communion, with rather interesting results.
    http://hopefulleigh.blogspot.com/2011/04/toasting-jesus.html

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I have enjoyed reading about the Enneagram, too.

    • http://brevis.me Robert Ewoldt

      Leigh, your post about the Enneagram was very good; I’m going to put the Rohr book on my to-read list.

      • http://hopefulleigh.blogspot.com/ HopefulLeigh

        It’s well-worth reading! I’ve listened to some of his sermons and plan to read some of his other work. He is very thought-provoking.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Your psot on nine-sided figure used to indicate nine possible personality traits of a subject was really engaging and resourceful. Thankd for sharing with us Leigh

  • Karl Mealor

    Thanks again for your generosity, Michael. I’m looking forward to reading Maxwell’s book.

    I’m in the process of phasing out one blog as I prepare to start another (reflecting changes in other areas of my life). It does amaze me that one of my top articles is almost two years old, and it was written on a day that I was basically ranting. (Topic: leaving answers blank on the SAT. Yep. Go figure.)

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Congratulations Karl on making it to top ten yet agin this time.

  • http://twitter.com/promobrain Mike Freestone

    I am trying to build up my blog this past month. I have had no comments, but the top viewed post was “A smelly dog, Facebook and me” Here is hoping to some comments to come soon!

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Sure it will Mike! Keep persisting with quality contents

  • Anonymous

    I never really looked at the statistics before. It was interesting. I run two blogs. In A Better Way the top post has been Jesus is the way – pray. http://jancoxabetterway.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/jesus-is-the-way-so-pray/ I think the title interested people but also I was reposted from another blog which certainly helped the stats.

    On my other blog Under the Cover of Prayer, by far the most looked at post was God Can Hear our Prayers – many people have searched for this topic and especially Louie Giglio when he talks about how big is our God. I used a link to his video on YouTube.
    http://underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/god-can-hear-our-prayers/

    I try to write after prayers and reading Scripture praying for inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
    Thanks for your direction.
    Jan

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      “I try to write after prayers and reading Scripture praying for inspiration of the Holy Spirit.” – I should be following your style Jan. That will really work wonders.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rossj711 Ross Jaklik

    Hi Michael, a bit off topic but I was wondering which plugin that share and enjoy strip is for wordpress? I really like how you can clip evernote, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      It is a WordPress plugin called Sexy Bookmarks.

  • Anonymous

    I am recently trying to relanuch my blog so I haven’t made as many posts in April, but one that really caught a lot of comments was one that I wrote before my recent trip to Thailand. http://lifexpresseddigitally.me/blog/2011/02/waiting/

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Hope you had a meaningful time at Thailand

      • Anonymous

        I did Uma. It was an amazing time that i’ll never forget.

  • Joe Lalonde

    Michael, thanks for giving us the chance to comment and get some great books. I look forward to checking out the book. I also enjoy going back and checking out the top 10 posts of the month. It gives me a chance to see what I’ve missed!

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Congratulations on making it to the top ten

      • Joe Lalonde

        Thanks Uma! Congratulations to you too! I’m amazed by the quality and quantity of your comments.

        • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

          Thank you Joe!

  • bethanyplanton

    Wow. This blog caught me by surprise. I knew it was the end of April, but for some reason seeing that you had posted your monthly top posts and commenters took me by surprise. How is it the end of April already?!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Last month, it took me two weeks to post my top posts and commenters. I was determined not to let that happen. I am now planning to do it on the first day of the month for the previous month.

  • http://brevis.me Robert Ewoldt

    One of my top posts for April was a post called “No Holiness, All Love,” a critique of Rob Bell’s new book called “Love Wins” – http://brevis.me/2011/04/14/no-holiness-all-love/

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Robert! I like your articles on economics from your blog. The subject of economics always kindles my interest.

      • http://brevis.me Robert Ewoldt

        Thanks, Uma. I really enjoy writing about economics.

  • http://www.mustardseedyear.com Jason Wert

    My biggest post was one that just went up a few days ago about why God called me to go to Alabama: http://www.mustardseedyear.com/2011/04/30/day-119-so-thats-why-god-wanted-me-to-go-to-alabama/

    I appreciate all the free advice you give out to us, Michael.

  • Brandon Sneed

    My most popular post this month was my interview with syndicated national radio host Brant Hansen. I’ve definitely realized, as I try to taking blogging more seriously, that it really helps to grow your blog if you get other people more well-known than yourself involved. I’m trying to do more interviews like these.

    Which is interesting: My blog gets better the more I make it about other people. Huh.

    Anyway, the link to the interview: http://brandonsneed.com/goodsports/2011/4/27/gs-interview-mornings-with-brant-host-brant-hansen.html

  • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylereed

    My top post for April was: Would You Encourage Your Kids To Not Go To College
    http://kreed.it/e0FHXc

  • Dean Deguara

    Top Blog Post in April was You Are an Answer. It was another perspective on prayer. The idea behind it was that prayer is also a time to respond to God. So many times we are praying for personal answers, but we should also go into prayer asking God how we can be an answer.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Dean! Can you please provide us the link for your post?

  • Anonymous

    My top post for April was from last July, a recipe for an easy ice cream sandwich dessert. I’m not a food blogger; people find the recipe from google searches.

  • http://jasonfountain.blogspot.com Jason Fountain

    This is my first comment to your blog. I just recently read “Poke the Box” and “Do the Work” and after at least a year of talking about starting a blog, I started it last week. I’m a little nervous as I move forward, but I just want to make the effort and find out if I have a voice that others are interested in.

    I love the “life plan” blog, Michael. Life is all about being intentional and I’m working through the plan now. Thanks for the quality material.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Just go on Jason! I found the posts in your blog interesting.

  • http://www.accidentallygreen.com Hilary Bernstein

    My top post for April was yesterday’s post, “My family’s diapering decisions” (http://www.accidentallygreen.com/2011/04/my-familys-diapering-decisions.html). Last night I watched my visitors triple right before my eyes. Honestly, I didn’t know what was happening, but I was really excited … it felt like a scene from “The Social Network.” I finally figured out that a few cloth diapering fan pages on Facebook had discovered a giveaway I was sponsoring, and they promoted my blog. I’m thankful for the unexpected traffic!

    Thanks so much for your blog, Michael. I appreciate how you share your wisdom with your readers. This past month I’ve been working on my life plan and trying to plan my ideal week.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Social network really leverages our work in the online space and helps in creating an online platform. That’s the positive side of such social networks.

  • http://necessarymiscellany.wordpress.com/ herndonjw

    My most viewed post in April was one called “Have You Seen My Smiley?”. It’s about the page markers WordPress uses to count the times a page is loaded. They’re small smiley faces. It regularly gets lots of views because “smiley”, it turns out, is a really popular search topic. And the searchers wander to my site via the search results.

  • Anonymous

    My top post this past month was why we use the term “Good Friday” for the Friday before Easter. I think it was my top post because most of us don’t know where or how the term originated. http://ilifejourney.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/why-is-it-called-good-friday/

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      That was informative Rick

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Uma. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • http://www.bigb94.wordpress.com Brandon

    Awesome! You had some great discussion this month!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for the lessons that you provide to all of us! My top blog post was “How do You Handle Ups and Downs?” http://goo.gl/fb/i3yF0
    I think people are always looking for tangible answers as to how they can find their way “back up” again. I know I do!

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Handling Ups and Downs in our life reflects the level of maturity and grit in us. Staying grounded during victory and staying resolute during failure is a much needed in trait in the lives of every believer. Thanks Chris for sharing ssuch a beautiful post.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Uma! I really appreciate your kind words and thank you for clicking through to my blog!

  • Anonymous

    This top 10 blog post list is great, I’m working my way through it now!

  • http://www.walkwiththewise.wordpress.com Gail

    My top post for April was “Farewell Speech” http://walkwiththewise.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/farewell-speech/
    And a very close second was “Opportunity Cost” http://walkwiththewise.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/opportunity-cost/
    which I posted in March. I’m pretty suspicious that “Opportunity Cost” was so popular as Microeconomics 1001 students did searches on it for their university assignments ;-P lol

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      That’s true Gail! Manytimes we fail to realize the opportunity cost tagged with the choices we make.

    • http://brevis.me Robert Ewoldt

      Gail, I like your post on opportunity cost (I had to read it… I love economics). I also like your Coraline theme. My wife actually uses that theme on her blog (http://efamily.brevis.me/)

      • http://www.walkwiththewise.wordpress.com Gail

        Thanks for the feedback :) I didn’t study economics for long but was fortunate to do macro during the beginning of the GFC so we had a different view of it than normal. A great book we used was about Economic Abundance by Dugger and Peach. This throws a whole different light on the economic mindset.

  • http://joeandancy.com Joe Abraham

    I appreciate your efforts to encourage commenting on posts and thereby creating community.

    Congratulations to all the top ten commenters!

    I consider “What’s In An Opinion?” as the #1 post for April. I co-authored this with my wife Ancy. I place it on the top list because I believe that though all of us have the right to have opinions, only some opinions are right. This post is on handling opinions rightly. Here’s the post: http://joeandancy.com/2011/04/30/what%E2%80%99s-in-an-opinion/

  • Anonymous

    It never ceases to amaze me that some of your top posts each month are over a year old. Does the you might also like section play into any of this? The thing that I notice is that there is a mix. Some comments are about publishing, some about productivity, some about leadership, some about technology. There is a good mix that means you must be hitting a wide audience of folks in your writing. Thanks for keeping us informed.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Yes, I think so. I am very intentional about promoting my older posts, both through that plugin and on Twitter.

  • http://LookingForPurpose.com Dylan Dodson

    My top post from April was “How To Please God.” I think it was just really encouraging, thus many people liked it.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Yup! Pleasing God can be an arduous task but not impossible Dylan.

  • http://blog.ashleypichea.com Ashley Pichea

    My top post has continued to be: Announcing the 3in30 Challenge { http://blog.ashleypichea.com/announcing-3-in-30 }, but I have a feeling this will be changing as the 3in30 Challenge has moved to it’s new home { http://3in30.ashleypichea.com }.

  • http://stevencribbs.com Steven Cribbs

    Thanks Michael! I really enjoy engaging in this community!

    My top blog post was was entitled “How Did You Celebrate?”. This post came out right after Easter – it has a couple of great videos that I think people enjoyed as an inspirational reflection on the season.

    A close second was “Jesus, Like No Other”. Not exactly sure why it caught on so much; but, it is one of my favorite writings.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Congratulations Steven on making it to the top ten! And, I like your new gravatar too.

      • http://stevencribbs.com Steven Cribbs

        Thanks Uma!

  • http://www.jeffrandleman.com Jeff Randleman

    I love that fact that I’ve made the list once again! I know I’ve said this before, but I absolutlely love the engaging comminity found here. Thanks for creating such an environment!

    And thanks for another great book!

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Congratulations Jeff for making it to the top ten!

      • http://www.jeffrandleman.com Jeff Randleman

        And to you as well!

  • http://kevinmartineau.blogspot.com Kevin M.

    Here was my top viewed post for April: 6 ways to practice the presence of God throughout your day http://kevinmartineau.ca/6-ways-practice-presence-god/

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      There is nothing more joyous than being in the presence of the Lord for the entire day. Your ideas were a real tonic to my mind. Thanks for sharing Kevin!

  • http://dustinstout.com Dustin W. Stout

    My top post for April was “Being Sexually Impure Is Like…”, and I don’t think it’s a mystery as to WHY that was the most visited post. Lol The number one way to get people to read/listen to you messages is to talk about Sex, End Times, or if there will be Sex IN the End Times.

  • http://twitter.com/KellyCombs Kelly Combs

    I love the wordle display. Shows what you’re talking about doesn’t it? Congrats to your top commenters.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Thanks Kelly

  • http://www.jdeddins.com JD Eddins

    Everyone Communicates, Few Connect is a great book. Thanks for providing quality books to the readers of your blog.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      That’s true Eddins! I am looking forward to the book eagerly.

  • Special Needs Mom

    Thanks for your top ten. Lots of good info here , for both my business page and personal – recap.

    This post was my most popular in the month of April:

    http://specialneedsmom.typepad.com/special_needs_mom/2011/03/silent-and-stunned-.html

  • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

    Glad that I could make it to the list this month too! It has been a great time of interaction with the fellow followers in this blog and the sense of community is growing day by day.

    I would say that my top post for April is the photo blog on the forests near Amri village in Assam province of India. The natural beauty of those forests mesmerized me and I really enjoyed those photos.

  • http://www.forward-living.com W. Mark Thompson

    Love you sharing this. Great advice for us other bloggers out here.

  • Anonymous

    I blog with my identical twin sister. Our top post for April was “Get Up”. A fire alarm went off in my life and led to a wonderful and inspiring “God moment”. We encouraged our readers to look for those fire alarm moments in their own life. Thanks for asking, I enjoy your blog!

    http://doubleportioninspiration.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.tnealtarver.wordpress.com TNeal

      I read your recent post. Thoughtful. The picture of the two of you puts a smile on my face (you look like you’re enjoying one another) and welcomes me into your blog. It looks like a good place to stop and read a bit.

  • Timothy Fish

    My top May post was What is Tradition? and I don’t have a clue why that one beat out some of the others that I thought would reach the top.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I am always amazed at what works and what doesn’t (relatively speaking). Sometimes articles that I think are a little lame take off. Others I pour my heart and soul into only get modest traffic. It’s all part of the “mystery of publishing,” I suppose.

      • http://www.tnealtarver.wordpress.com TNeal

        Your comments remind me of an early experience as a pastor. A woman commented that she got a lot out of my sermon. I mentioned the previous Sunday’s sermon and she said, “No, not that one.” Then I offered another that I thought was a pretty solid message. “No, not that one either.” Then she told me the gist of the message and I thought to myself, “Oh, man, that’s the one I would have given last rites over.” You just never know where people are or what God uses to encourage.

        • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

          So true! Great story.

  • http://www.tnealtarver.wordpress.com TNeal

    I appreciate this question because it makes me look at the site stats. I’m encouraged, although the traffic isn’t huge, it’s had a two-day high which includes my highest day ever (put let’s put ever into proper perspective–in two months of blogging). “Feels A Lot Like Home” was my top post in May, a post dealing with a few characteristics of heaven.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      It is fun to see what’s working!

  • Anonymous

    My top posts again for this month was “Women’s Ministry Ideas.” That’s the second month in a row and I believe I wrote it over 5 months ago. 

  • Jmhardy97

    Some great posts this month Keep it up. I like the Evernote and goals post the best

    jim

  • Louise Thaxton

    I prepared a blog for Memorial Day which ended up being a “guest post” for Chris LoCurto (thanks for the blog about guests posts – it inspired me to try it!):

    http://chrislocurto.com/2011/06/01/step-over-the-line

    The blog was about commitment – in history and today – of our military and their dedication to “step over the line)  And also a pitch for the “cause” my team is supporting to give back to wounded warriors when they come back.   

    I also posted on my blog page:

    http://suitsinboots.wordpress.com