February 2015 – Top Posts & Commenters Plus BOOK GIVEAWAY

Here are the highlights from February 2015.  Thanks to everyone who read along and commented.  Your readership and participation in the daily discussions are what make The Stretched Community.  Thank you!

Overall, traffic was down from January (39.62%).  Traffic was up 75.13% compared to a year ago.  I made changes early this month to the URL link structure for my posts which contributed to changes in the traffic trends on the blog.  I expect it may take a couple of months to recover, but I think it was the right thing to do.  All the posts on the top ten list this month are from the month of February 2015, and three of the posts were related to my delegation series.  If you missed any of these posts, I hope you’ll go and check them out now by clicking below.  The posts with the most engagement were – Ice Breaker – Love Songs and January 2015 – Top Posts & Commenters Plus BOOK GIVEAWAY.

Top 10 Posts:

    1. 11 Keys To Delegation Success  (85)
    2. Confessions Of A Leader Who Struggles With Delegation  (76)
    3. 5 Ideas For Teaching Our Sons  (45)
    4. Short-Term Missions Survey Results – Part 1  (36)
    5. P Is For Presentation – 5 Steps To A Great Presentation  (34)
    6. January 2015 – Top Posts & Commenters Plus BOOK GIVEAWAY  (31)
    7. Ice Breaker – Love Songs  (29)
    8. Teach Us To Number Our Days  (27)
    9. Short-Term Missions Survey Results – Part 4  (23)
    10. 8 Things To Avoid When Delegating  (22)

Top 10 Commenters:

As promised at the beginning of the month, I have randomly chosen someone from the top commenters list to receive a copy of  On Track: Life Lessons from the Track & Field by ME!  The winner of this book is…(drum roll)…Dan Black.  Congrats to Dan!

For the month of March, I’ll be giving away another copy of On Track: Life Lessons from the Track & Field by ME! This month, the winner will be chosen randomly from the top 10 commenters.

Thanks to each and everyone for reading and for commenting.  I’m looking forward to February with The Stretched Community!  The month of February will include more STRETCHING posts.  The first part of the month will include additional posts on the topic of leadership and delegation.

If you’re interested in guest posting here, leave a comment to connect with me.

How was your month?  If you’re a blogger share a link to your top post in the comments?  What was your favorite Stretched post this month?  How were you STRETCHED in February?

In case you’re interested, here are a few other interesting stats about January (based on Google Analytics):

  • Users – Decreased 62.70%
  • Sessions – Decreased 40.41%
  • Pageviews – Decreased 38.99%
  • Pages Per Session – Increased 2.43%
  • Average Session Duration – Increased 5.00%
  • Bounce Rate – Decreased 4.76%
  • New Sessions –Decreased 12.34%

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