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November 2011 Top Posts

We’ve reached the end of another month.  November was another good month at Jon Stolpe Stretched.  Traffic on the blog increased slightly since October!  Comments continued to roll-in.  And new people joined in the conversation and community.  The blog added a four new subscribers, and the Jon Stolpe Stretched Facebook Page attracted several new followers in its third month.  Here are the top 10 posts and top 3 commentors for the month:

Top 10 Posts

1.  Paterno and Grace: Is There Any Chance They Go Together?

2.  Ten Things Every Small Group Leader Should Know (#3 from last month)

3.  Me and Grace: Is There Any Chance They Go Together?

4.  Jimmy Buffett, Taffy, and Church Searches – Stretching Through Blogging Blunders by Larry Carter

5.  Blog Spotlight A-J

6.  Thanksgiving Marathon Recap

7.  The 9/11 Memorial

8.  Ice Breaker – Hair

9.  What Are We Doing Here?

10.  Ice Breaker – Encounters with Famous People

Top 3 Commentors (We blew by the 1,000th comment mark this month!)

1.  Larry Carter

2.  Arny Sanchez

3.  Leah Adams

I now have 24 regular subscribers.  If you’d like to become a subscriber, see the “Follow Blog” window on your right.  It’s great to see this starting to take off.

Thank you to all of you for reading and contributing to the blog and to the reader community.  I continue to grow a lot through this experience.

As always, I love to share your “stretching” stories on my blog, so leave me a comment if you’re interested in being a guest blogger on Jon Stolpe Stretched.

Finally, if you’re a blogger, how did your blog to this month?  What was your top post?  What was your favorite post?

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December 1, 2011 - Posted by | blogging, looking back, stretch, thankful, thoughts

15 Comments »

  1. Once again, I am not on the list of top commentors (shouldn’t it be “commenters”?). If feel as a gentleman, once wealthy and respected, who has lost his position in society.

    Comment by Michael Shaw | December 1, 2011 | Reply

    • You’re a riot! I think you were number 6 this month. You’ll have to keep up! 🙂 Commentors/commenters good question. Thanks for your consistent and thoughtful contributions to the Stretched community!

      Comment by jonstolpe | December 1, 2011 | Reply

  2. Jon, I’m not sure what happened to my blog in November. I had 400 more views than my previous high and 700I more than October. My most viewed post was one of the Church Visit ones.

    Comment by LarryTheDeuce | December 1, 2011 | Reply

    • Wow! That’s awesome…hopefully you gained a few new readers as a result of your guest post here earlier this month. Thanks again for your regular contribution here! It’s greatly appreciated.

      Comment by jonstolpe | December 1, 2011 | Reply

  3. I’m one of the new subscribers! 🙂

    Comment by Loren Pinilis | December 1, 2011 | Reply

    • Loren, I really appreciate it! I’m trying to figure out how to provide extra value to the subscribers. Stay tuned….

      Comment by jonstolpe | December 4, 2011 | Reply

  4. Glad it’s going well over here. My November was a little lower than normal due to my 2-3 week absence. My favorite was Prophetic Thursday: Preaching NBA Stars.

    Comment by seekingpastor | December 1, 2011 | Reply

  5. Jon, I value your honesty and transparency! Surely you are growing strong through blogging even as your blog is growing!

    Well, one of my favorite posts is the one I wrote today which talks about finishing 2011 strong and well. You may check it out here: http://joeandancy.com/2011/12/01/finish-2011-strong/

    Comment by Joe Abraham | December 1, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks, Joe! I just added you to my Google Reader list.

      Comment by jonstolpe | December 4, 2011 | Reply

      • Thanks Jon for the Google Reader add!

        Your blog has a fresh and personal tone. Real good! Just now, I subscribed to your blog.

        Comment by Joe Abraham | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  6. Your blog is really growing! I read every one of your posts…and have really enjoyed reading them! Keep up the great work!

    Comment by Brandon | December 1, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks so much, Brandon! I really appreciate your support AND your blog. I think the guest post over at your site earlier this summer was a springboard for some great things on the Stretched blog. Thanks again for that opportunity!

      Comment by jonstolpe | December 4, 2011 | Reply

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