Top Posts and Commenters for December 2011

In case you missed them, here are my top ten posts for December 2011, along with my top ten commenters. I am sending each of the top commenters a free copy of Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well by Billy Graham. It is currently on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

Wordle Graphic for December 2011

Graphic courtesy of Wordle.net

Here are my top ten posts:

  1. Three Questions You Should Ask Before You Buy an iPad 2 (03/09/2011)
  2. Fix for Wireless Connection Problems on MacBook Pro (01/01/2007)
  3. How to Setup Google Calendar on Your iPhone 4 (07/05/2010)
  4. The Difference Between Trying and Doing (12/05/2011)
  5. Creating Your Personal Life Plan (03/11/2011)
  6. My Take on the Kindle Fire After 21 Days of Use (12/13/2011)
  7. How a Shift in Your Vocabulary Can Instantly Change Your Attitude (12/12/2011)
  8. The Fastest Way to Get a Book Contract—Guaranteed (10/03/2009)
  9. Why Speaking Well of Your Spouse Is So Important (03/11/2011)
  10. The Beginner’s Guide to Twitter (11/28/2011)

In the list above, I placed the date the post was first published in parenthesis. Several items worth noting. (This was similar last month.)

  • Only three of the top ten were actually written in December. This is a consistent pattern as my archive of content grows.
  • Only three of the top ten were written more than a year ago. The emphasis on newer content this month is unique.
  • The list continues to be eclectic—leadership, tech, social media, life planning. I’d like to focus more, but I enjoy writing on a variety of topics.

My blog traffic grew 8.9% this past month (December over November). This wasn’t as much as I hoped. However, I didn’t blog at all during the week between Christmas and New Year’s, so that certainly had an impact. For the year, it is up 174.7% with 5.1 million pageviews.

Congratulations to the top ten commenters for the month. They were:

For January, I’m going to give a free copy of How Do You Kill 11 Million People?: Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think by Andy Andrews to each of my top 10 commenters. This is a very different, but timely book. I’ve read it twice!

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