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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  • http://joannamuses.com Joanna

    My most popular post was “How do you know God loves you?” http://www.joannamuses.com/2011/10/how-do-you-know-god-loves-you.html

    It was a surprising top post since I only posted it a few days ago. Must have been a question that resonated with people.

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

      Joanna, that is a wonderful post. Basic information that is life changing, yet we so often forget it. As you said, all too often we rely on the temporal as a reminder that God loves us and that is not what really shouts His love.

    • http://joeandancy.com/ Joe Abraham

      Beautiful post, Joanna! I agree.

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

      Great post!

  • http://jonstolpe.wordpress.com Jon Stolpe

    My top post for October was titled “Field of Changed Dreams?” – a guest post by Arny Sanchez.  Coincidentally, it also happened to be the 500th post on my blog!  What a great way to celebrate. 

    In the post, Arny, who normally parallels culture to life and faith on his own blog, relates part of my favorite movie (Field of Dreams) to God’s plan for our lives.  Here’s the link to the post:http://wp.me/pCPhx-lp  Check it out!

    • http://joeandancy.com/ Joe Abraham

      True, Jon. When God is in our boat, we get better directions to our destination!

      • http://jonstolpe.wordpress.com Jon Stolpe

        Sometimes we struggle to give control to the Captain.

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

      I liked reading that post!  Arny posts great stuff!

  • http://joeandancy.com/ Joe Abraham

    Out of all these top posts, personally, I like your “The Power of Incremental Change Over Time”. That’s purely radical!  

    My favorite post for September was “Working Toward Growth”. I believe we are accountable to God for what we accomplish by using the skills and abilities we possess. Here’s the link: http://joeandancy.com/2011/09/20/working-toward-growth/

    (By the way, it seems “The Power of Incremental Change Over Time” link isn’t working right).

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Joe. I just fixed it.

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

    Mr. Hyatt, you continue to produce top quality content and I’m so blessed to have been directed to your site. I learn so much!

    My top post for October was one entitled “Humor at the Expense of Others”. In it I talked about how displeasing it is to the Lord for us to make fun of other people.  http://www.leahadams.org/humor-expense-others/

    • http://joeandancy.com/ Joe Abraham

      Good post, Leah. Yes, humor at the expense of others isn’t real humor!

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      That is good stuff Leah! I can see why it would be a top post.

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

      Great post!

    • http://jonstolpe.wordpress.com Jon Stolpe

      This was a great post.  I know it’s easy to fall into this trap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/youcandoitapp You Can Do It

    Nice work! Enjoyed reading the post!
    http://www.facebook.com/youcandoitapp

  • Anonymous

    My top post was called, “Five Common Mistakes College Students Make” (http://www.grace-bible.org/mattsblog/?p=562). I think it was the top post because it was shared throughout Facebook, and because so many of my readers are college students. It touched a nerve and answered an important question, I think. 

    • http://joannamuses.com Joanna

      Great post. You make some very good points!

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

      Thanks for sharing this!

    • Damilola Okuneye

      Another new blog worth following.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you so much for your encouragement! Glad this was helpful.

  • Ellen Lambert

    Good morning, Michael!  My most popular blog is October was “Such a Waist” — a humorous piece about a new product I tried a did NOT endorse, no-waist  panty hose!  It really seemed to resonate with my readers, I got a lot of comments.  I think it went over so well because it had the short, catchy title with the play on words.

    • http://gatehouse13.com Jacqui Gatehouse

      Great title Ellen – I’m off to find your post!

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      Sounds like a fun post and review.

  • http://blog.cyberquill.com Cyberquill

    What’s the correct metric to use for top post determination? 

    In terms of “Pageviews,” my top post for October was, once again, my 8000+-word review about the Wiehl novel from over a year ago, which mostly attracts Google traffic due to the sheer volume of key words it contains. 

    In terms of “Avg. Time on Page,” my top post for October was the only post I deigned to publish in October, which clocks in at a modest 50 words, yet visitors spent an average of 00:13:47 on the page. (In fairness, the post contains a 2:38 minute audio sample in addition to its written portion, but this still leaves an average of 11 minutes and 9 seconds for perusing 50 words.) 

    By comparison, visitors spent an average of 12 seconds on my old 8000-word post. (Bunch of speed readers, I take it.)

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Yes, I am using PageViews as the metric.

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

      I have been getting tons of page views from a research paper I wrote about birth order psychology. That is a major traffic generator!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73003476 Josue Sierra

    Hi Michael, I’m a relatively new reader, having just discovered your blog last month. I’d love to read more on your thoughts on some of the concepts shared on Creating Your Personal Life Plan, but on how it relates to a spouse/wife. On the topic of favorite posts, I really appreciated the common sense advice in The Power of Incremental Change Over Time.

    Here is my first comment for November. I had the opportunity to work for Salem Communications, Bill Bennett’s radio network, and have enjoyed listening to his radio show and reading his columns. I’ll be trying to get on that top 10 list.

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

    It’s a privilege to make your top ten list again, Michael. It’s nice to see some women on your list this month, with Carrie taking top honors (congrats!) It’s interesting that MacBook wireless problems still rank so high on your blog. You really found a niche with that post. 

    My traffic was way up this month with posts about the iPad and iOS5. My top post was entitled, “Updating to iOS5 on the iPad 2,” with 2900 pageviews. It’s the first time in months that a monthly post surpassed my perennial “Goal Setting Toolkit.” With Christmas coming, tech posts may be the leader for the next couple of months.

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

      Ditto on the honor of being on this list again!  Michael, you’ve created a community that is incredible encouraging!

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

      I will be writing soon about the Vizio 8in tablet. have you heard of those? I recently bought one…it should be coming in tomorrow!

  • http://gatehouse13.com Jacqui Gatehouse

    Interesting how the old posts continue to generate interest.  My top post this month was Lie to Me? Beware: Eyes Patterns Give Away Your Thinking  –  posted on May 30, 2011.  Lying and spotting people that lie always seems to generate interest.  But the post actually also covers how to use eye patterns (how your eyes move as you access information in your mind) constructively – for example by recognising spelling strategies in children to ensure they learn in the most effective way. 

  • http://avajae.blogspot.com Ava Jae

    It’s really interesting to see the mix of topics in your top posts. I wouldn’t have expected the tech posts to be just as popular as the rest of them, but I suppose it makes sense as posts about Apple products tend to be popular. 

    My top post for October was “On Underestimating Your Readers.” I imagine it was popular because I talked about finding the fine line between over- and under-describing, which is something a lot of writers (including myself) struggle with. 

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

      I like your description “Obsessive writer. Insatiable reader. OCD Artist. Lifelong dog lover. Crazed X-Men fanatic.”

      • http://avajae.blogspot.com Ava Jae

        Thank you! 

  • Anonymous

    Thanks so much!  Your generosity means more than you know.

    For the record, I greatly benefited from #8, #9, and #10 on your list.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Thanks so much, Karl.

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

    I am shocked. My top post was my Halloween outfit from LAST year! http://snappycasual.tumblr.com/post/1434340658/hallows-eve

  • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

    After months of reading your blog and participating in it, I am glad to be able to finally share a post from my blog. This was my first full month of blogging and I think it went well.

    My top post was We Were Made To Be Courageous: A Review of the Movie and a Giveaway, http://www.jmlalonde.com/archives/we_were_made_to_be_courageous/

    I feel it did well because it is one of my oldest blog posts, number three, and it contained a giveaway.

    Now, my number two was a shocker. It was Bigger Than Your Life: Leaving A Legacy As A Leader, http://www.jmlalonde.com/archives/bigger-than-your-life-leaving-a-legacy-as-a-leader/

    I am unsure of why this was my second most viewed post. It is only a few days old and it almost rivaled the amount of views my top post received.

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

      Glad to have you in the writing community! I’ve enjoyed your stuff so far.  Looking forward to more!

      • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

        Thanks Jeff! It is great to be in it. At times, it seems like it is going to be overwhelming. I’m trying to take it a day at a time and just get the momentum going.

        Glad to hear you are enjoying the blog so far. I hope you continue to enjoy it.

        I’m also open to any suggestions to improve the blog so if you have any, shoot away!

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

          I’m sure I will.  So far, your content has been great.  Keep it up!  And if I see anything that will help you out, I’ll be sure to let you know.

          • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

            Thanks for the compliments on the content.

            I look forward to any helpful criticism that you will bring.

    • http://jonstolpe.wordpress.com Jon Stolpe

      I just subscribed to your blog.  Looking forward to what’s to come!

      • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

        Thanks Jon! I hope you will enjoy it and that it will encourage you to grow.

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

      Casting Crown’s title track song is amazing!

      • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

        It is. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the song.

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

          Oh yeah! Have you tried out Leeland and Phil Wickham’s new CDs? They are amazing! By far my favorites!

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          • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

            I have not checked out either of those.

            We saw Leeland at Dare2Share a couple of years ago and they were amazing. And Phil Wickham has put out some great music.

            Thanks for letting me know they have new music out. I will have to check them out on Spotify.

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

            No problem!

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    • Damilola Okuneye

      Nice! I just added you to my rss reader. I hope to glean from your insights into life.

      • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

        Thank you Damilola! I hope that you will enjoy and participate in my blog.

        Be on the lookout as my next blog post is tomorrow. It will be about taking action and living your dream instead of watching others live out their dream.

        • Damilola Okuneye

          I sure need to hear that!

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

    Thanks, Mike, for the beginning of the month question. I appreciate your generous spirit as you share your time and space with us.  My top post in October was “Oh, No, Having to Practice What I Preach” (http://tnealtarver.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/oh-no-having-to-practice-what-i-preach/). The topic, applying truth, hit home with a number of readers.

  • Anonymous

    Very cool that you only wrote three in October!  And I need to go deep with your “recycling your blog content”!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Actually, I wrote 21, but only 3 made the top 10.

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

    My top posts for the month really surprised me.  Several of them were book reviews.  Here’s a link to my post about my posts: http://www.jeffrandleman.com/top-posts-for-october-2011

    • http://jonstolpe.wordpress.com Jon Stolpe

      Jeff, I’ve been enjoying your blog.  Keep it up!

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

        Thanks!  And likewise!

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

      I came to know booksneeze through your blog…they are awesome!

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

        Yes they are!  Glad I could help connect you!

  • Rob Sorbo

    Unfortunately, I’ve never been a consistent enough blogger to ever have a worthwhile top posts of the month list.

    I enjoy writing, so I’d like to get back into blogging. I just struggle with keeping up a flow of ideas.

    • Rob Sorbo

      Wow, I shocked myself…it’s been over a year since I last updated my blog! I guess it really is a discipline as much as it is a hobby.

      http://robsorbo.blogspot.com/

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

        Just to start things, you don’t have to post tons of long posts every week…just a few and then update people on things…

        • Rob Sorbo

          Yeah, very true, but still a little hard for people like me. I’m a big time analyzer, so I think through things way too much. Next time I start a new blog, I’ll probably have 1-2 years of post themes already planned out.

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

            Yeah. Planning is always great, but I would just dive right into it…
            My blog is http://www.bigb94.wordpress.com. If you look at it, I don’t always post “intellectual” and “amazing” posts…it is just great to have both the awesome posts and the informing posts. But for blogging, consistency is key!
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          • http://www.nginaotiende.blogspot.com Ngina Otiende

             :) I like the conversation going on here (Brandon and Ron). I feel like Ron a whole lot of times..overly careful and analytically about what i put out there.  I have been thinking of upping my posts from 3 or 4 posts per month to atleast 2 per week but its still stewing in my mind. 

            Diving in, as Brandon says is key. Consistency is too! 

  • Timothy Fish

    My current most popular is Drunkeness in Modern Christianity.

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

      Good take on alcoholism Timothy! I think it will be a great eye opener to many.

  • http://www.charlesspecht.com Charles Specht

    Looks like I’ll need to pick up the pace if I’m going to “out comment” Jeff Randleman.

    Atta boy, Jeff!

  • http://bentheredothat.com Ben Patterson

    #1 post for October was, “The Dad Who Does Hair” http://wp.me/p1lRfG-dq

    I share 3 reasons for meeting the need of your child even if you’re not comfortable with it.

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

      Thanks Ben! That was a great piece of advice. — ”   Meeting the needs, stretching my comfort zone, and living in the current joy is the game plan for connection.”

      • http://bentheredothat.com Ben Patterson

        Thanks!

  • http://checkmatesystem.com Mary

    This was an interesting exercise; I’m fairly new at blogging and didn’t think to review my top post for the month.  Mine was “Winner, winner; chicken dinner” (http://www.checkmatesystem.com/?p=666) which was a complete surprise to me.

    Thanks for showing us how to be better bloggers Michael.

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

      Ah! Blog on cooking! Really novel to me.

  • http://LookingForPurpose.com Dylan Dodson

    My top post was “If you don’t have anything to say, insult”
    http://www.lookingforpurpose.com/2011/if-you-dont-have-anything-to-say-insult/

    It was about how if you have nothing substantial to say, many times people will turn to insulting another, but these doesn’t solve anything.

    • Damilola Okuneye

      Hi Dylan,
      I stumbled on your blog a while ago & i’ve been blessed by your posts ever since.
      Keep ‘em coming!

      • http://LookingForPurpose.com Dylan Dodson

        I am honored, thanks!

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

      Dylan! Thanks for the great insightful advice : “The next time you wish to criticize, just make sure you are not being hypocritical, it makes your insults less insulting.”

  • http://barrypearman.blogspot.com/ Barry Pearman

    My most popular post was ‘only those willing to stand close enough to listen will hear those closest to the problem’

    http://barrypearman.blogspot.com/2011/10/only-those-willing-to-stand-close_09.html

    It is a blog about listening, particularly to the poor. 

    What I think grabbed people was two things. 

    1. The title. It was a direct quote from Jim Wallis (probably good SEO with this)
    2. The Image. I found a very very cool image on Flicker that grabs your attention. 

    Thanks Michael for your great Blog, I really enjoy your content. 

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

      I like the concept of risking relationship with Him and those He loves.

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

    My top post was on how to plan out an awesome worship set. I wrote about it here: http://bigb94.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/planning-a-worship-set/

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

      Brandon! I also agree that prayer is the most important aspect of not only organizing a worship setset…but leading worship

  • Anonymous

    My most popular post was my book review of The Sound and The Fury–which was the 27th book I’ve read while blogging my way through Time’s ALL-TIME 100 novels. 

    The reason? I was fortunate enough for my blog to be “freshly pressed” on wordpress.com, so that particular post brought a huge amount of visitors and new subscribers to the blog. October turned out to be the busiest month in the history of my blog! Cool. 

    http://wp.me/p136Ap-128

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

      Thanks for sharing the Time’s ALL-TIME 100 novels. I was looking for one such list.

  • http://friendedbyChrist.com Tim Bordeaux

    I’ve been reading ‘Close Enough to Hear God Breathe,’ and it’s a great read.

    My top post was actually posted on the 31st, titled ‘Cupcakes and Bacon.’ http://friendedbychrist.com/2011/10/31/cupcakes-and-bacon/

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

      That was insightful Tim! It really kindled my thoughts.

      • http://friendedbyChrist.com Tim Bordeaux

        Thanks, Uma.

  • http://www.nginaotiende.blogspot.com Ngina Otiende

    Hi Michael, 

    Just clicked on that link “recycling your blog content” and i have received tonnes of help right there. Thank you so much.

    My top post for October was  a picture story titled ‘A view of Washington DC (& a little MD) through quirky African eyes” –   http://nginaotiende.blogspot.com/2011/10/view-of-washington-dc-little-md-through.html

    I think it made it to the top because folk back home (in Kenya, Africa) want to know more about this new land I have settled in. (am about 4months old in the states:)

    • Damilola Okuneye

      Michael’s blog sure has a way of helping one discover new bloggers to follow. Looks like i’ll add you to my reader. I’m sure to learn one or two things…

      • http://www.nginaotiende.blogspot.com Ngina Otiende

        Thank you Damilola, am humbled.

         Trully hope you experience an enjoyable and learning journey:) 

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

      Thanks for the photo tour  of  Washington DC that was out in the post. I enjoyed them.

      • http://www.nginaotiende.blogspot.com Ngina Otiende

        Thanks for dropping by my blog Uma.

        And for liking my photos :)

        I like the big photo on your blog, did you take that one yourself? Its lovely, looks like Africa!

        I liked enjoyed “Christianity and the Holy Bible” post on your blog too.

        Thanks for visiting

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

          Yup! I did that myself when I was travelling to North East India.

          And, thanks for stoping by the post. Glad that you enjoyed it.

  • http://insearchofwaterfalls.com Raj Paulus

    As a newbie Blogger of a little over a month, I’m still on mile one of my marathon. But, I’m thoroughly enjoying the race and hoping to keep running till I can type no more! My top post of October is entitled, “Tooth Fairy Blues,” a little story of the mishaps of the job that everyone seems to have a botch-up tale of their own to tell. Have a read the next time you or a loved one loses a tooth!

    http://www.insearchofwaterfalls.com/2011/10/tooth-fairy-blues.html

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

      That was hilarious Raj! Thanks for sharing the post.

  • http://www.sarahstirman.com/ Sarah S.

    My top post was Marriage Monday: When Your Marriage Is In Crisis. I write regularly about marriage (on Mondays, as you might surmise… :-) Those posts always show up in my top posts, but this was a definite “what to do” when the rubber meets the road about marriages in crisis.

    Michael, I appreciate all of your blogging tips SO much — you have changed much of what I do with my blogging. And organization, for that matter. I have a question that I hope someone here can answer, though: I have only recently installed Disqus on my blog (hoping to list my top commenters, as well). I can’t find my top commenters on my Disqus dashboard. Do I have to install the widget to see it? Suggestions?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Unfortunately, such a plugin doesn’t exist. I had a guy write the custom code. Sorry.

      • http://www.sarahstirman.com/ Sarah S.

        Ah. What a handy guy to have. :-) Thanks for the reply.

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

      That was a great piece of marriage counselling.

  • http://www.mommydiary.net Paula

    Hi Michael,

    This is my very first comment and I have been enjoying your posts since I discovered your blog last month. 

    Anyway, my most popular post for October is about  BC Bloggers.  BC Bloggers help bloggers connect with their fellow bloggers. More than 150 blogs have joined for the latest batch and I am more than thrilled.

    More power to your blog and looking forward to your next posts in my inbox.

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

      Paula ! I am trilled with your idea of BC bloggers.

  • http://www.gowebbaby.com Web Designer

    Many many thanks to put all top post and commenters  at one place.

  • Damilola Okuneye

    Creating & Living by a Life Plan always reminds me of an admonition one of my pastors gave sometime ago- Live Intentionally. No life detail is too small to ignore. If God has given us this privilege, the best we can do is to make the most of it! Thanks!

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

      Agreed   Damilola! I have benefitted greatly from creating a Life Plan.

  • Peter Dunn

    My most popular blog for October was “Don’t Mess with the Mennos”
    http://www.petergrahamdunn.com/?p=285

    It details why, as an grafted Menno, I’m very much enamored by the Mennonites, a denomination I joined 39 years ago.

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

      That was weird Peter!

      • Peter Dunn

        Any further observations you could provide would be much appreciated!  Thanks.

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

          I was referring to the funny point — “Don’t worry about locking your car up at night, or even removing the keys from the ignition.  It will be there the next morning.”

          In fact, those then points provided me some great insights.  The final advice — ” Don’t waste your time being critical. Accept them the way Jesus would. That’s just the way they are. Deal with it. Life goes on. ” — was head on. Love it.

          • Peter Dunn

            Thanks, Uma!  Appreciate the clarification.  I have another blog going up tomorrow on the Mennos.  I think you’ll enjoy that one as well.

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

    Hurrah! Congratulations to the top commenters. Our online community is really have a great time in chatting through this blog with our unique ideas and thoughts.

    My pick for the month would be my  review on  the book “Surprised by Oxford” by ‘Carolyn Weber’. A touching memoir indeed.

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

    My top post for October was The J Factor. http://www.chattykelly.com/2011/10/j-factor.html

    But I got the best encouragement on my Love Notes post http://www.chattykelly.com/2011/10/love-notes.html where a commenter encouarged me to add “share” buttons on my blog so she could share that post on Twitter. I’d never taken the time to do that, and realized that I was missing a great marketing opportunity.  I googled the information for how to add them and got in done with relative ease.   

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-Wellman/603306837 Jack Wellman

    I believe it was a blog or article on a review of the book Radical by David Platt because we are so earthly bound we ignore the Great Commission and instead live the “great omission”.  What stuns me is that 462 thousand die every day without Christ, 20 thousand every hour, 300 a minute…forever cut off from God and in eternal torment.  Please let me have a burdened heart for the lost.  As a pastor it breaks my heart that my congregation is not passionate for the lost. 

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

    Looking for to the same Peter

    • Peter

      It’s up.  http://www.petergrahamdunn.com/?p=641

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

        Just subscribed to your posts through rss feeds in my google reader.

        • Peter

          Great!  I post four times a week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday – unless I’m overseas.

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

            Thanks for the info Peter!

            Subject: [mhyatt] Re: Top Posts and Commenters for October 2011

  • TruthOverfaith

    And then Jesus said, ‘Man, what’s this shit I’m hearing about a human sacrifice for sins!!?  What kind of Neanderthal bullshit is that!!?  What are we, living in the fucking Stone Age!!?”

  • Foster2forever -Penelope

    My top post was about “Medicating my Raging Child.” I honestly opened up about my fears and many commented on their experience of their difficult decisions.

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