The final 2011 traffic results are in for my re-launched blog. I began regular posts again on April 4 with Something New and began tracking data in late May. Since then I have had 6900 unique visitors (this is web-speak for actual readers, as opposed to bots, spammers and the like), 21% of whom returned for a visit at a later date.
The most popular visitor states are, not surprisingly, Texas and Tennessee. I am also apparently big in Florida, Georgia, and Ohio.
Here are the top 11 most popular posts of 2011:
- The Top 25 Fastest Growing Large United Methodist Churches (posted July 27)
A list of fast growing large United Methodist congregations.
- The Top 25 United Methodist Annual Conferences (posted May 23)
A list of growing (and therefore healthy) United Methodist Annual Conferences.
- There Are Only Seven Stories in the World (posted Apr 14)
A look at the basic narrative archetypes.
- Perception is Reality. Ask Tony Romo. (posted Sept 19)
National media had a heyday with the 2011 Dallas Cowboy quarterback’s season.
- Five Leadership Quotes from Steve Jobs (posted May 17)
I posted these great quotes from Steve Jobs a few months before he passed away.
- Jim Collins at Catalyst 2011 (posted Oct 6)
Ideas culled from a keynote by the noted business coach and author.
- Best Church Leadership Training (posted Aug 3)
A church staff development anecdote based on a post by Tim Stevens.
- Craft (posted Aug 30)
My reflection on why it’s both appropriate and necessary in ministry to master your craft.
- New Trends in Church Media (posted Jun 14)
Interesting 2011 developments in the church media business.
- Andy Stanley at Catalyst 2011 (posted Oct 6)
Ideas culled from the Catalyst keynote by the megachurch pastor and author.
- The Key To Avoid Making Bad Decisions (posted Aug 25)
Why it’s better to do your most important work first thing in the morning.
- Behind the Book: A Day in the Life of an Acquisitions Editor (posted Dec 2)
A look at the publishing business. I added this bonus late season performer since I posted it in December and it’s already at #12.
Here’s to a wonderful 2012!