Top Posts and Commenters for January 2012

In case you missed them, here are my top ten posts for January 2012, along with my top ten commenters. I am sending each of the top commenters a free copy of the New York Times bestseller, How Do You Kill 11 Million People?: Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think by Andy Andrews.

Wordle Graphic for January 2012

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Here are my top ten posts:

  1. How to Setup Google Calendar on Your iPhone 4 (07/05/2010)
  2. Creating Your Personal Life Plan (03/11/2011)
  3. How Do You Kill 11 Million People (01/03/2012)
  4. The Beginner’s Guide to Twitter (11/28/2011)
  5. Fix for Wireless Connection Problems on MacBook Pro (01/01/2007)
  6. Is It an Obstacle or an Opportunity? (01/25/2012)
  7. Slay Your Dragons Before Breakfast (01/10/2012)
  8. 10 Mistakes Leaders Should Avoid at All Costs (01/13/2012)
  9. How to Organize Evernote for Maximum Efficiency (05/02/2011)
  10. The Fastest Way to Get a Book Contract—Guaranteed (10/03/2009)

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 four of the top ten were actually written in January. This is a consistent pattern as my archive of content grows.
  • Four of the top ten were written more than a year ago. This demonstrates how long blog content can remain relevant.
  • 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.

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

This list does not include my terrific group of Community Leaders, who, by virtue of their role, made more comments than anyone.

For February I’m going to give a free copy of A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home by Steve Pemberton to each of my top ten commenters. Thomas Nelson just published this book. So far, there are eighteen reviews on Amazon, and they are all five-star.

Questions: If you blog, what was your top post for January? Why do you think that was the case? You can leave a comment by clicking here.