January 2015 – Top Posts & Commenters Plus BOOK GIVEAWAY

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Happy Groundhog Day!

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Here are the highlights from January 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 up from December (1.44%).  Traffic was up 173.76% compared to a year ago.  The top 10 posts included posts from 2014.  Again, most of the posts were from late September and early October.  There was one post from February.  If you missed any of these posts, I hope you’ll go and check them out now by clicking below.  The post with the most engagement was one that didn’t make the top 10 list below – Ice Breaker New Year’s Goals.

Top 10 Posts:

    1. Experience The Supernatural  September 29, 2014 (385)
    2. 5 Things To Remember When We Say Or Do Something Stupid  February 12, 2014 (366)
    3. September 2014 – Top Posts and Commenters PLUS BOOK GIVEAWAY  October 1, 2014 (346)
    4. Redefine Rich  September 29, 2014 (253)
    5. 3 Steps To Take Before You Can Serve Effectively  September 30, 2014 (223)
    6. No Excuses!  October 2, 2014 (195)
    7. A Tribute To Grandma  October 8, 2014 (153)
    8. Ice Breaker – Homecoming  October 3, 2014 (153)
    9. Knowing God So We Can Make Him Known  October 9, 2014 (131)
    10. How To Have The Best Dreams  October 13, 2014 (121)

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)…Jon Stallings.  Congrats to Jon!

For the month of February, 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 January?

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

  • Users – Increased 36.74%
  • Sessions – Decreased 1.89%
  • Pageviews – Decreased 2.30%
  • Pages Per Session – Decreased 0.48%
  • Average Session Duration – Decreased 4.76%
  • Bounce Rate – Increased 3.31%
  • New Sessions – Increased 8.68%

On Track – Life Lessons from the Track & Field is now available on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle.  Click the link below to get your copy today.

As a reminder, I am offering a FREE pdf copy of the interior of the book to subscribers of The Stretched Newsletter.  Head over to the main page of the blog and sign up on the right hand menu bar to get your copy today for FREE!