Top Posts And Commenters For June 2014

We’re now halfway through the year. Can you believe it? This year has flown by.

I hope you’ve been holding on and honing your leadership skills. That’s the only way you’re going to move from an emerging leader to a seasoned leader.

Education, preparation, implementation, action, and review. Those are the keys to continued growth.

That’s why, at the beginning of every month, I review what’s happening on the blog.

Most used words in June 2014

Top Posts

1. 21 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From X-Men: Days Of Future Past

2. 13 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Maleficent

3. 12 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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

5. 10 Facts You Should Know About Modern Day Slavery

6. 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders

7. 3 Ways To Be An Extraordinary Leader

8. 10 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier

9. 3 Areas Young Leaders Should Never Compromise

10. 21 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Transformers: Age Of Extinction

This month, I saw a rise in the popularity of my pop-culture leadership posts. The leadership posts centered around the latest movies have done really well, especially the leadership from the X-Men post.

The other trend I see is that the numbered list post type has brought in a lot of traffic. My feeling is that people like to know how many pointers they’re going to get and can then quickly browse the post for the leadership tips that stick out to them.

Top Commenters

1. Kimanzi Constable

2. Jon Stolpe

3. Dan Knight

4. Pioneer Outfitters

5. Jon D. Harrison

6. Paul Sohn

7. Amber-Lee Dibble

8. Ed Oyama

9. Dan Black

10. Jimmy Burgess

A huge thank you to everyone who has commented on the blog. You guys keep things going and dig deeper into the leadership principles presented on the blog. Without you, there’d be a lot less depth here.

Site Statistics

Sessions – Increased 37.66%

Users – Increased 31.83%

Pageviews – Increased 36.79%

Pages Per Session – Decreased 0.63%

Average Session Duration – Increased 7.63%

Bounce Rate – Decreased 13.79%

New Sessions – Decreased 4.42%

These stats are shocking to me. Last month seen a record increase in blog traffic. My mind was ready to see a huge drop-off in blog traffic this month. That was not the case.

This month ushered in another record amount of traffic.

For that, I am very grateful. This means people are reading my blog and they’re coming back. My hope is that the content they’re consuming is applied and helping leaders to lead better.

Site News

The free giveaway I was planning has now been put on hold until I finish a new project I’m working on. This project is going to be my first paid product which will be an eBook to help you capitalize on valuable time that is often wasted.

I’m excited to begin writing the book and hope you’ll enjoy the topics discussed. I think it will really help young leaders use their time wisely and move them to the next level.

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.

  • Congratulations on a strong month Joe! I continue to be impressed by your consistency & quality.

    June was a CRAZY month for traffic on my site, mostly due to the Official Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist Facebook page sharing my post: “8 Life & Leadership Lessons from Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist.”

    • That’s awesome Jon. I read the post and loved it. I even began watching the series. It’s amazing the work they put into it and how great it’s come out.

  • Joe, you are putting out great stuff. I really appreciate what you are doing.

    • Thanks Bernard! Glad you’re enjoying it. What’s been going on in your world?

    • Yes, agreed! Superb content.

  • Congrats Joe. This is a great site with great content. Keep it coming!

  • Pioneer Outfitters

    Absolutely, congratulations!! You always have awesome insights to share with us all. And I love reading your posts, Joe. It feels (always) like we are just pals sharing our thoughts here- both you and I as well as the others that come here. WooHoo!! A new book?!
    Most of the posts I have written these last few months have been based on and about #Stand4theManinBlack ~ and I am NOT getting results. (sigh) Not only am I having trouble with contributions- but also getting the word out!

    • Sorry to hear that you’re not getting the results you’re hoping for with the Stand For The Man In Black campaign. From the description, I can tell it’s super important.

  • Great idea about working on a paid product! Keep writing great content bro.

    • Thanks Dan. I got the idea from a podcast I was listening to. Now I need to take action and kick it out.

  • Thanks for your thought-leadership here Joe! It’s exciting to see a fellow blogger making big headways. I’d love if you could share your strategies for building a better platform to other fellow bloggers.

    The top post for me in June was my Father’s Day interview with my CEO dad. A lot of my friends really appreciated his wisdom.

    • I remember that post with your father. That’s awesome, glad it did really well for ouy.

  • Congrats on another great month, Joe.

    My top post was titled Ten Things Every Aspiring Book Author Should Know. Here’s the link:

    Thanks for the mention.

    • Thanks Jon! That’s a great title for a blog post. Did you see a lot of traffic come from Google or did traffic come from a different source?

      • OK…how can I tell where it’s coming from? I should probably know this, but….

        • If you have Google Analytics installed, you can go to Acquisition -> All Traffic and it’ll tell you where the traffic has come from.

          • Thanks. It looks like 32.4% of traffic came from Google during the month of June.

            • Sweet! That’s pretty good. It also means you have quite a few users who are repeat viewers. Having those consistent readers are what’s going to push you forward!