Top Posts And Commenters For December 2015

Wow! Can you believe we’ve hit the end of 2015 and entered 2016?

I still feel like 2015 just started. I can’t believe we’ve begun a new year.

Most used words in December

As I get older, the years seem to go by faster and faster. This makes me cognizant of the fact that I need to be intentional on where my time goes each day/week/month/year.

It’s important. And I can’t get that time back.

Are you aware of this fact? What are you doing to make sure you’re making the best of each moment of your life?

With my awareness of time passing us by, I like to remind myself of that with these monthly reviews. Let’s take a look at how December 2015 went.

Top Posts Of December 2015

  1. 10 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Intern
  2. 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders
  3. Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Creed
  4. 17 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Pixar’s Inside Out
  5. 16 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Big Hero 6
  6. 25 Leadership Quotes From Martin Luther King Jr.
  7. 5 Things Church Leaders Put Too Much Emphasis On
  8. 13 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Bridge Of Spies
  9. Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens
  10. 15 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Maze Runner

Leadership lessons from the movies still ruled the roost in December. 7 of the 10 top posts fall into this category.

Two other posts fall more into the church leadership/spiritual leadership side. The last post was a quotes post from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What are you enjoying on the blog? What posts do you want to see more of?

Top Commenters Of December 2015

  1. Ralph Mayhew
  2. Jon Stolpe
  3. Jane
  4. Jon Stallings
  5. Brandon R Allen
  6. Mary Harwell Sayler
  7. Dayna Renee Hackett Bickham
  8. Kari Scare
  9. Rita Jaskolla
  10. Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A.

Once again, I’m so thankful for those of you who take the time to comment and share your thoughts on the blog. A recent post, 5 Things Church Leaders Put Too Much Emphasis On, saw a lot of engagement.

I hope this is a sign that people are beginning to comment on blogs once again.

Blog Statistics For December 2015

Sessions – Increased 1.58%

Users – Increased 3.72%

Pageviews – Increased 0.05%

Pages Per Session – Decreased 1.15%

Average Session Duration – Decreased 13.15%

Bounce Rate – Decreased 8.71%

New Sessions – Increased 2.44%

I was pretty scared at the beginning of the month. It started off rough.

The start of December saw another huge drop in traffic that, had it continued, would have seen the blog lose almost 50 percent of the traffic in 2 months.

That’s huge!

But the tides changed and traffic began to ramp up midway through the month and we finished better than anticipated.

Remember that when you see a decrease in traffic. It’s not the end of the world. It’s possibly just a lull.

What’s Happening At JMLalonde.com

Entering the new year, I’m more excited than ever about my blogging journey. There’s a lot lined up, one of which I’ll discuss in this section.

Over the last couple of months, I’ve begun compiling episodes for a brand new podcast.

In it, leaders in various fields will be interviewed and I’ll share what they’ve said with you.

So far it’s been good!

I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Jacob Sokol, Kent Sanders, Chester Goad, Tyler Reagin, and a few other leaders. I’ve also got Paul Sohn, Richard MacLamore, and more lined up to be interviewed.

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.