Top Posts and Commenters for October 2011

In case you missed them, here are my top ten posts for October 2011, along with my top ten commenters. I am sending each of the top commenters a free copy of Close Enough to Hear God Breathe by Greg Paul.

Wordle Graphic for October 2011

Graphic courtesy of Wordle.net

Here are my top ten posts:

  1. Fix for Wireless Connection Problems on MacBook Pro (01/01/2007)
  2. How to Setup Google Calendar on Your iPhone 4 (07/05/2010)
  3. Creating Your Personal Life Plan (03/11/2011)
  4. Three Questions You Should Ask Before You Buy an iPad 2 (03/09/2011)
  5. The Fastest Way to Get a Book Contract—Guaranteed (10/03/2009)
  6. iPhone 4s: Should You Upgrade or Not (10/17/2011)
  7. How to Use Evernote with an iPad to Take Meeting Notes (06/11/2010)
  8. 20 Questions to Ask Other Leaders (06/19/2009)
  9. The Power of Incremental Change Over Time (10/12/2011)
  10. 7 Best Practices for Life Planners (10/05/2011)

In the list above, I placed the date the post was first published in parenthesis. Several items worth noting:

  • Only three of the top ten were actually written in October.
  • The #1 post was written in 2007—four years ago.
  • Five of the top ten were written more than a year ago.
  • Half of the posts were about tech topics.
  • The list is very eclectic—leadership, tech, social media, life planning.

My blog traffic did not grow this past month, probably due to the fact that I took a week off from blogging to attend The SCORRE Conference, where I was also a presenter.

As I have pointed out before, if you are a blogger, you can continue to generate significant traffic from your old posts. You just need to be intentional about it. (I outline my strategy in a blog post called, “Recycling Your Blog Content.”)

My top ten commenters were:

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For November, I’m going to give a free copy of The Book of Man by William J. Bennett to each of my top 10 commenters. Here is the book trailer:

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