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One of the big takeaways I got from my recent reader survey was the desire to learn more about blogging and what creates a successful blog. Because of that, I want to share what’s working in blogging.

I want to be of help to you as you build your platform. As you grow your audience. As you take your leadership presence to the next level.

Great blog tips

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So, what’s working for me and my blog? There’s 4 things I’ve really been focusing on. If they’re working for me, I think they’ll work for you as well.

1. Creating a gift for email subscribers: It took me awhile but I released my first eBook in October of 2013. Since that time, my email list has grown at an accelerated rate. In the 6 months since the release of my eBook, I’ve seen my email list double in size.

The year is now a third over. I hope you’re working towards your leadership goals and seeing progress in your leadership skills.

If you’re anything like I think you are, then you’re making fantastic progress. Keep up the great work through the rest of the year.

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With the closing of another month, it’s time to reflect, once again, on the blog’s previous month. We’re going to look at what kind of traffic the site received, who the top commenters were, what the best blog posts were, and more!

Top Posts

1. 10 Leadership Quotes From Captain America: The Winter Soldier

2. 10 Facts You Should Know About Modern Day Slavery

3. Your Past Doesn’t Define You, It Helps Shape You

4. 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders

5. 5 Reasons Your Leadership Is Ineffective

6. 6 Friends I Can’t Wait To Meet

In February, I launched my first reader survey. I did this because I wanted to get to know you, the reader, better. I wanted to know who you were, what you desired, and how I could help you achieve success.

Thankfully, you guys responded well and many of you answered the questions that I needed answered. So, let’s start off with a healthy THANK YOU! You guys rock and I couldn’t do this without you.

Check off the survey!

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The response was greater than I’d hoped for. Over 25% of my readers responded to the survey. That’s great. It’s really helping me narrow down my focus and what I need to write to benefit you.

Analyzing the results of the survey, my typical reader would look like:

My typical reader is a male (70%)

He is aged 26-40 (74%)

March 2014 has now come to a close. This marks the passing of the first quarter of 2014.

I hope you’re pursuing the improvement of your leadership and seeing ground gained. So, are you?

With the closing of any month, comes the monthly review here at JMLalonde.com. Let it be a reminder to also review the progress you’ve made in your life. Whether it’s a step further in your leadership journey, growing closer to your wife (or husband), or developing a new trait or skill you can use in your life.

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Top Posts

1. Your Past Doesn’t Define You. It Helps Shape You

2. 10 Facts You Should Know About Modern Day Slavery

3. 5 Reasons Your Leadership Is Ineffective

4. 3 Keys For Transformational Leadership

5. The Responsibilities Of Leadership

6. 20 Things Leaders Should Say More Often

If you’ve been a reader for more than a couple of months, you know I typically post my monthly review on the first Monday, Wednesday, or Friday of the month. For March, the first post of the month landed on a Monday while I was away. This prevented me from posting the blog recap.

So, hopefully you were waiting for this as it’s finally here. Let’s get down to business and break down the previous month.

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Top Posts

1. 10 Facts You Should Know About Modern Day Slavery

2. Your Past Doesn’t Define You. It Helps Shape You

3. 9 Time Management Tips For Young Leaders

4. How I Find Time To Create Blog Content Consistently

5. It’s Never About The Stage

6. Be Gumby: Leadership Lessons From The Container Store

7. You Are Not A Tree