Top Posts And Commenters For May 2015

Can you believe it’s June already?

Flowers have sprung. Temperatures are warming. Days are longer.

You can almost feel summer is here!

May Words

It’s exciting to see the signs of new growth. But, don’t forget, you’ve also set goals for the year and it’s not time to slow down.

Keep on keeping on. Keep reaching for those goals. Keep working hard. You’re making progress!

I know I’ve seen progress. With my blog and with my current project.

Let’s first take a look at the blog.

Top Posts

1. 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders

2. 40 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Netflix’s Daredevil

3. 16 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Big Hero 6

4. 12 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Furious 7

5. 14 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Mad Max: Fury Road

6. Reel Leadership: 24 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron

7. 15 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Unbroken

8. 21 Leadership Lessons From X-Men: Days Of Future Past

9. 15 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Maze Runner

10. 25 Leadership Quotes From Martin Luther King Junior

Once again, May’s top posts are filled with leadership lessons from movies. It’s exciting to see you enjoying these types of posts as they’re fun to create.

Top Commenters

1. Stephen P Brown

2. Jane

3. Jeffrey P. Rush

4. Kiki Stamatiou

5. Rick Theule

6. Aaron Armour

7. Allen Pearson

8. Jon Stallings

9. Jon Stolpe

10. Mary Harwell Sayler

Thanks to each and every person who has contributed their thoughts this month. It’s encouraging to see the interaction and hear what you think, even if that’s disagreement!

Site Statistics

Sessions – Decreased 4.61%

Users – Decreased 4.05%

Pageviews – Decreased 7.32%

Pages Per Session – Decreased 2.84%

Average Session Duration – Decreased 11.54%

Bounce Rate – Decreased 5.56%

New Sessions – Increased 0.31%

Yes, the site saw a decrease in traffic and views. Yes, it’s disappointing.

But it’s okay.

I’ve encouraged you in the past saying that it’s not about the numbers. It’s not.

Blogging is about helping others improve and make changes to their lives.

I’ve heard that this is happening. And that’s good. That’s what I’m trying to do hear.

So, remember… It’s not about how many people you reach. It’s about impacting the lives of those people you reach.

Site Happenings

I’m very excited to announce that I’m working on a new book. And I need your help!

The book will share the stories of church planters with those who are just starting out. It’s very exciting to see this come together.

I could use your help, though. If you are or know of a church planter, would you be willing to answer one question? If so, hit me up in the comment section.

Question: How was your month? If you’re a blogger, share your most popular post. If you’re not, share your favorite post from a blogger you follow.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

  • My blog had the 3rd highest page views and visitors in its 24 month existence. But, the posts with the most interaction and shares were the ones I never expected. Goes to prove I simply need to continue writing. The audience will decide what it truly likes and what has the most impact on them.

    • Congrats on a great month. I’m just curious, what was your top post and why do you think it made the top of your list?

    • That’s fantastic Rick. It’s great to see you back in the blogging world. Do you know what your most popular blog post for the month was?

  • Joe, It’s always great to see and hear how things are going here on your blog. Thanks for the mention.

    Traffic on my blog continued a downward swing again in May. The top post on my blog in the past 30 days was a post from a while back titled The Power of the Next Question. Here a link: http://www.jonstolpe.com/the-power-of-the-next-question/

    • Bummer Jon. I’d seen that trend happen to me awhile ago. Keep your head up and know that there will be down months. Sometimes down quarters or more but keep doing what you’re doing. You’re impacting lives.