In case you missed them, here are my top ten posts for September 2011, along with my top ten commenters. I am sending each of the top commenters a free copy of StandOut: Find Your Edge. Win at Work by Marcus Buckingham.
Here are my top ten posts:
- Fix for Wireless Connection Problems on MacBook Pro (01/01/2007)
- Three Questions You Should Ask Before You Buy an iPad 2 (03/09/2011)
- Creating Your Personal Life Plan (03/11/2011)
- Why I Stopped Following You on Twitter (09/06/2011)
- 7 Ways Successful Creatives Think Differently than Unsuccessful Ones (09/07/2011)
- A Review of EntreLeadership, a New Book by Dave Ramsey (09/26/2011)
- How to Setup Google Calendar on Your iPhone 4 (07/05/2010)
- The Fastest Way to Get a Book Contract—Guaranteed (10/03/2009)
- Marketing Is Dead (09/12/2011)
- How to Use Evernote with an iPad to Take Meeting Notes (06/11/2010)
In the list above, I placed the date the post was first published in parenthesis. Several items worth noting:
- Four of the posts I wrote in September made it into the top ten.
- The #1 post was written in 2007—four years ago.
- Four 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 continues to grow, but the rate of growth slowed from last month. September was my biggest traffic month ever, but the growth was only 8% over August. Nevertheless, it represents a 239% increase over August of last year in terms of unique visitors.
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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Note to commenters: Please sign up for a free Disqus account. This is the commenting software I use on my site. That way, when you comment it will create a back-link to your blog or website. Also, if you upload an Avatar (picture), we will get to see what you look like. This is just way more personal—and social.
For October, I’m going to give a free copy of Close Enough to Hear God Breathe by Greg Paul to each of my top 10 commenters. I haven’t read it yet, but Dave Schroeder, Senior Marketing Director at Thomas Nelson, told me it is one of his favorite books this year. Check out this video trailer: