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.
Here are my top ten posts:
- Three Questions You Should Ask Before You Buy an iPad 2 (03/09/2011)
- Fix for Wireless Connection Problems on MacBook Pro (01/01/2007)
- How to Setup Google Calendar on Your iPhone 4 (07/05/2010)
- The Difference Between Trying and Doing (12/05/2011)
- Creating Your Personal Life Plan (03/11/2011)
- My Take on the Kindle Fire After 21 Days of Use (12/13/2011)
- How a Shift in Your Vocabulary Can Instantly Change Your Attitude (12/12/2011)
- The Fastest Way to Get a Book Contract—Guaranteed (10/03/2009)
- Why Speaking Well of Your Spouse Is So Important (03/11/2011)
- 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:
Uma Maheswaran S
Dr. Angela Bisignano
Sundi Jo Graham
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!