Top Posts And Commenters For July 2014

July is over and done with. July was a crazy busy month around here.

It’s so easy to get sidetracked by the busyness of our lives that we forget to reflect.

That’s why I do these monthly reviews. To reflect and review upon the previous month. To see what went right and what went wrong.

July 2014 Wordle

With no further ado, lets get to the top posts and commenters for the month of July.

Top Posts

1. 21 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Transformers: Age Of Extinction

2. 21 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From X-Men: Days Of Future Past

3. 13 Leadership Lessons From Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

4. 13 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Maleficent

5. 12 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Amazing Spider-Man 2

6. 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders

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

8. 10 Things Happy Leaders Do Differently

9. 10 Leadership Lessons From Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier

10. 5 Things A Leader Should Pray For

This month really saw the rise of the pop-culture/movie related leadership lesson posts. They have overtaken the top posts slots.

Be on the lookout as there will be more of pop-culture leadership posts coming your way. Here’s what’s in store –

Leadership lessons from Guardians Of The Galaxy (This post released before this one went live. Check it out if you haven’t)

Leadership lessons and quotes from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Leadership lessons and quotes from The Expendables 3

And possibly: Leadership lessons from Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For

I hope these excite you as much as they do me. These pop-culture leadership posts have been a blast to write.

Top Commenters

1. Kimanzi Constable

2. Paul Sohn

3. Amber-Lee Dibble

4. Jon Stallings

5. Dan Black

6. Jon Stolpe

7. Kent Julian

8. Shing Degano

9. Jon D. Harrison

10. Steve Spring

A huge thank you, once again, to these top commenters and to everyone else who left a comment during the month of July. I love hearing from each and every one of you. You guys rock!

Site Statistics

Sessions – Decreased 5.98%

Users – Decreased 4.55%

Pageviews – Decreased 5.69%

Pages Per Session – Increased 0.31%

Average Session Duration – Increased 2.91%

Bounce Rate – Increased 3.94%

New Sessions – Increased 1.52%

The site saw a slight dip in users and sessions and this was the dip I was expecting to see. I’m okay with a decrease here and there, it comes with the territory of writing.

Site News

Last month I mentioned I was working on a new project. It’s begun to take shape and I’m hard at work crafting something that will help you guys maximize time that is usually wasted.

Question: What about you? 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.

  • Great job Joe! You’re emphasis on bringing leadership lessons via movies is definitely refreshing. Thanks to you, I have seen both X-Men and Guardians of Galaxy which was highly entertaining and informative.

    My most popular post last month was “The Simple Phrase that Increases Effort 40%”

    • Thanks Paul. They’ve been a lot of fun to write and share. I see there’s a desire for these types of leadership lessons from movies.

      • Agreed – the film lessons are really quite cool. And tt’s awesome for us to use them – backwards! That is, often when I need to illustrate a principle, an illustration from a film is what resonates with my audience – and with me. The power of story, sir… that really brings a point home.

  • #6 on your list was something I shared with the younger leaders in a girls mentoring group, they loved it! Thanks for that fabulous article!
    My most popular post from this past month was a hard one to write 😉 :

    • Thanks for sharing that post Christine! I really appreciate that.

      I just read your post and have to say that’s an intense post. Glad you were able to pull through that.

  • Great month Joe, killer content as always! My top post wasn’t even on my blog and became the most popular on the last day of the month. It probably helped that it was posted on the Huffington Post first 🙂

    • Congrats, Kimanzi. It’s so great to see things like this.

    • I’ve seen you posting about that post. Congrats on landing HuffPo!

  • My most power post was 7 Keys To Getting Rid Of Distraction So You Can Accomplish Great Things:

    My blog saw a dip as well. I expected it though with the summer and my trip to Guatemala this past month.

    Thanks for the mention, and thanks for continuing to write great stuff every day. Keep it coming!

    • I like the title of the post that was the most popular Jon! Keep up the great work my friend.

  • Joe – like others, I really do enjoy your posts that distill leadership lessons from movies.

    My Top post for last month was “The Wisdom of a Clueless Gamer: 8.5 Lessons from Conan O’Brien (The retweet from @TeamCoco didn’t hurt either).

    • I’m glad to hear that Jon. They’re really fun posts to write. Be on the look out for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle leadership post coming Monday.

      That’s sweet you got retweeted by Conan. That had to do wonders.

    • you got retweeted by CONAN!!! BIG WIN!!!! 😀

  • Keeping doing great work Joe, love your content. Can’t wait to hear more about your project, you have to give us more details.

  • I took a month of from blogging (and the net in general!) so I didn’t have a popular post this month – but I did put a free e-book up on Noisetrade, and got featured on their New and Notable list! The book’s called The Pursuit of Awesome – The One-Season Guide to Awesome Life Change. The link is here.

    It was a big surprise for me, as a first-time writer this year, but I’m learning a lot from the experience, and looking forward to learning from and with my new audience.