Are You Ready for the Mobile World?

I’ve known for several years that more and more people are accessing my blog via their mobile devices. What I didn’t realize is how fast it is happening!

Here is a table showing the percent of readers who accessed my site via a mobile device over the last three years:

Month or Event Percent
November 2010 7.6%
November 2011 19.0%
November 2012 29.0%
Black Friday Weekend 33.7%

I wouldn’t be surprised if more than 50 percent of my readers use mobile devices to access the site next year. Thankfully, we built mobile functionality into my new GetNoticed! WordPress theme. I think it’s time to start thinking “mobile first.”

What about you? How does your blog or website look on mobile devices? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Help Me Pick a New Title

Can you help us decide on the subtitle and copyline for my next book?

I am writing a new book on the subject of building a platform. It is designed for authors, speakers, recording artists and anyone else who wants to get noticed in an increasingly noisy world. Thomas Nelson is my publisher and will release the book in April 2012.

We have created a survey with exactly one question: “Which subtitle and copyline would make you more likely to purchase my book?” To see the options and vote, click here.

Thanks for your help!

I’m Taking Labor Day Off

I am taking Labor Day off. It is a holiday here in the U.S.

According to Wikipedia, Labor Day celebrates the economic and social contribution of workers. The first Labor Day was observed on September 5, 1882. It ultimately became a federal holiday in 1894.

Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. In fact, when I was a boy, school didn’t start until after the holiday. Those were the days!

Enjoy the time with your family and friends.

It’s My Pleasure

Do you ever notice that how often people say, “No problem” when you thank them? That’s fine, I guess. However, I am going to take a lesson from Chick-fil-A and start responding, “It’s my pleasure.” I think that creates a completely different—and unexpected—experience.