September 2014 – Top Posts & Commenters PLUS BOOK GIVEAWAY

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Here are the highlights from September 2014.  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 way up from August (36.36%).  Traffic was up 4.07% compared to a year ago.  The top 10 posts included one post from 2012 and one post from 2013.  The end of the month brought a post that nearly tripled the next highest post for the month.  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 two which made the top 10 list below – In Response To The American Dream and  5 Keys To Establishing A Routine That Works.

Top 10 Posts:

    1. Experience The Supernatural  September 29, 2014 (372)
    2. 5 Things To Remember When We Say Or Do Something Stupid  February 12, 2014 (144)
    3. Ten Things Every Small Group Leader Should Know  March 7, 2012 (137)
    4. Ten Date Night Ideas  August 27, 2014 (76)
    5. I’m Losing My Patients – 6 Ways To Rediscover Patience  April 2, 2013 (63)
    6. 9 Essentials For Those Who Want To Start Running Long Distance  September 11, 2014 (63)
    7. Say What You Need To Say  February 7, 2013 (58)
    8. 5 Keys To Establishing A Routine That Works  September 3, 2014 (56)
    9. God-Given Appointments  September 8, 2014 (49)
    10. In Response To The American Dream  September 15, 2014 (49)

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)…Carol Peterson.  Congrats to Carol!

For the month of October, 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 October with The Stretched Community!  The month of October will include more STRETCHING posts.  More than likely, I will continue to focus on having a mission mindset in many of the upcoming posts.

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 September?

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

  • Users – Increased 21.62%
  • Sessions – Increased 52.22%
  • Pageviews – Increased 48.02%
  • Pages Per Session – Decreased 3.56%
  • Average Session Duration – Increased 37.21%
  • Bounce Rate –Decreased 5.04%
  • New Sessions – Decreased 14.54%

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!