Mid-Year Update 2013

Are we really at the halfway point of 2013?

Wow, how time flies when you’re having a blast!

Mid-year Update

I wanted to take a few moments to give you a mid-year update.

First, some quick stats:

  • Readership is up 400% since January 1.
  • Subscriptions are up 250% since January 1.
  • Average number of comments per post are up more than 150% since January 1.
  • Number of Tweets per post are up more than 700% since January 1 (I have a trick that did that, which I will share soon)

The community is vibrant and growing, engagement is increasing, and we’re only getting started. This is fun!

Thank You Revolution

Earlier this year, I launched the Thank You Revolution and officially more than 100 people have joined!

If you have not, Join the Thank You Revolution.

Along with that came the release of my book, Two Powerful Words: Revolutionize Your Work, Your Relationships, and Your Life with the Power of Gratitude!.

Sharing the message

In the past six months I have had the opportunity to share my story, my passion, and the Thank You Revolution with other blogs and podcasts, including:

And in the next two months will be doing so with other great bloggers and podcasters such as Jon Acuff, John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire, Jon Stolpe, and others. I believe in my message and the opportunity to spread it is truly exciting.

A favor

Over the next few months, when you see one of my guest posts or podcast appearances, I’d truly appreciate it if you would head over to their site and leave a comment. I know they will appreciate it as well…and who knows, you might find another great source of inspiration and information.

Most popular posts

Here are the most popular posts from the first half of the year (and my personal favorites):

  1. How NOT to Network on LinkedIn
  2. You’ll Never Hear Yes (one of my personal favorites, too)
  3. The Five Biggest Changes I Made in 2012, That You Can Make Too
  4. How to Push Yourself…and Not Pay the Price
  5. What are You Willing to Give up to Watch More TV?
  6. The Work That God Rewards
  7. How to Hammer Your Priorities Home
  8. Five Killer Meeting Tips from Tom Dixon – This was a great guest post from Tom Dixon. You can guest post, too.
  9. Do This in Your Next Meeting. It Works.

Personal favorites: The Voices in Your Head and How to Overcome Defeat (my single favorite post to write)

I am super excited about the next six months and look forward to helping you to be a passionate leader, finding your calling, and finding success in work and in life.

What are you most excited about in second half of the year? 

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  • Let’s Grow Leaders

    It’s a great blog. I understand why it’s growing!

  • Rweekly

    Thank you Matt, no surprise your hard work is paying off.

  • Congrats my friend, and keep up the great work. I’m glad to be part of this tribe!

  • Congrats Matt…awesome!

  • Both of those sound super exciting Jon!

  • Very exciting growth happening here. Thanks for the daily inspiration!

  • Those are some killer stats my friend! Congrats on the growth. If you were to ask what I think your success is a result of (which you haven’t…), I would say consistency, authenticity, passion and knowledge.

    What am I excited for the second half of 2013? I’ve got a new project I’m working on, was just approached about another possible project and one more that will be starting in August or September. Doors are opening and I couldn’t be more excited! Thanks for the daily inspiration, wisdom and insights!

  • Katherine Leicester

    One of the things that I find particularly noteworthy is the attitude of the long-time readers. I don’t feel as if I’m intruding into a conversation that references past events, inside stories and jokes, and just generally makes me feel perpetually like someone who’s just walked in the door and the room gets silent so everyone can stare.

    That can happen with a committed readership, and it’s unfortunate because newcomers never quite feel as if they belong.

    Here? I BELONG here!

    • Of course you belong Katherine! Glad you feel that way! Your comments always make me think!!

      • Katherine Leicester

        And now thanks to you both I am feeling well-loved and appreciated.

        And those are indeed terrific stats, Matt.

        • No one gets appreciated as much as they should…glad to help!

    • Yes you do! Thanks for being a part of the community.

  • Ali Anani

    Please read my presentation, which I published minutes ago. Please read ASAP.

    Extended Metaphors for Information Flow

    http://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/extended-metaphors-for-information-flow-23748265

  • You’ve given me a lot of ideas of inspiration as I develop my blog – congrats on the HUGE guest post/podcast wins…very cool.

    • That is awesome to hear Tom! Thank you for the encouragement.