Top Posts And Commenters For March 2014

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 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

7. How To Encourage Creative Thinking Within Your Organization

8. You Can’t Rush Trust

9. The Toughest Decision I’ve Had To Make

10. Is Amazon Prime Still Worth The Cost?

Some interesting things to take note of:

40% of the top posts this month were list posts.

60% of the top posts were 6 months or older

40% of the top posts were published in March

10% of the top posts were guest posts

I love to reflect back on past months of blogging. Reflection allows me to see trends within my blogging. Reflecting also allows me to see what’s working and what’s not.

Do you reflect on your blogging or leadership every month? If not, try it for a couple of months. See how it affects what you do.

Top Commenters

1. Dan Black

2. Jon Stolpe

3. Kimanzi Constable

4. Linda Lochridge Hoenigsberg

5. Matt Ham

6. Zechariah Newman

7. Kent Julian

8. Ryan Bonaparte

9. TC Avey

10. Matt McWilliams

Once again, my deepest thanks to everyone who takes the time to comment on the blog. You inspire me and you’re the reason I continue to write.

Site Statistics

Visits – Increased 2.39%

Unique Visitors – Increased 2.65%

Pageviews – Increased 5.15%

Pages Per Visit – Increased 2.70%

Average Visit Duration – Increased 11.64%

Bounce Rate – Decreased 59.55%

New Visits – Increased 0.63%

Every metric I track on my blog seen an uptick this month. I’m very pleased to see the growth, even if it’s below what I’m hoping for (which is at least a 10% increase in unique visitors every month).

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.

  • Sounds like you’ve had an interesting month. My blog hasn’t done much in March as I’ve been focusing on the release of my new book. I was honored to have a great guest post from Chris Vonada about marketing a self published book and I’ve received good feedback about the quotes from my own book that I’ve been posting as teasers for my book release next week.

    • It was. But it was a good month.

      I’m looking forward to your success with the book. I’ve read it and it’s good!

      • I appreciate the encouraging words and support. It’s nerve raking publishing a book! At least for me it is.

  • The number post on my blog was titled Help Me Pick A Book Cover Design. Here’s the link:

    Overall, my stats were up. I especially excited about a book project I plan to launch on April 22, 2014 called On Track – Life Lessons from the Track & Field. I’m sure I’ll be posting more about it on my blog this month.

    Congrats, Joe, on another great month!

    • So cool Jon! When we ask for our tribe to help, they can come out and really show up.

  • Congrats on another great month, Joe! Always an inspiration.
    I have been spending a lot of time on my new site where I extract life & leadership lessons from classic video games.
    I got major traction when one of my posts was featured on –

    • Congrats Jon!!

    • Thanks Jon! I love the idea behind your site. Almost like a Nerd Fitness for leadership.

      • I just ran across Nerd Fitness this past Friday – never knew it existed, very inspiring!

    • Loved the post Jon! Great job and keep up the good work. Btw, I got accepted @ Pepperdine’s MSOD program!

  • Good month for you brother, congrats!

  • I’m always inspired to see this post after each month. I love seeing other like-minded bloggers thrive. Great job with the blog Joe. Really appreciate your personal touch. For me, March was the first time I’ve ever had a post gone viral. The top post for me this month was:

    • That’s a relief to know Paul. While I enjoy writing this post, sometimes it seems it might be in vain. It’s good to hear others are enjoying it.

      Congrats on the viral post! It’s always cool to see that happen.

  • It looks like you had a great month!!! I have not been your top commenter in a while, it’s good to be back on top:) My top post was a previews months guest post Do You Have Sight or Vision? here is the link

    • Thanks Dan. Hope you had a great month as well. And welcome back to the top spot!