Thank You! Year to Date Update

Thank you!

That is the first thing that comes to mind when I reflect on the first four months of the year.

Record Blog Traffic

Congrats to @jonstolpe @lilykreitinger @ZechariahNewman @JosephLalonde @brentmkelly @LetsGrowLeaders – top commenters on @MattMcWilliams2’s blog. (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook

April was another record month by every metric I have. Number of visitors, subscribers, comments, you name it…they all went up for the 19th straight month. Wow!

So, thank you, thank you, thank you. For reading. For engaging. For sharing. And for correcting my errors sometimes!

Top Commenters

First I want thank the most engaged people; the top commenters in April.

  1. Steve PateSteve Pate
  2. Jana BotkinJana Botkin
  3. Mark SieverkroppMark Sieverkropp
  4. Jon StolpeJon Stolpe
  5. Lily KreitingerLily Kreitinger
  6. Zechariah NewmanZechariah Newman
  7. Joe LalondeJoe Lalonde
  8. brentmkellybrentmkelly
  9. Let's Grow LeadersLet’s Grow Leaders
  10. Jim RyanJim Ryan

Steve and gang, you all rock!

Most popular posts

My most popular posts year-to-date are:

So, thank you again to all of you. You guys are amazing!

Here’s to an awesome May and rest of the year!

Question: What is the highlight of your year so far? If you are a blogger or podcaster, share your best post or episode. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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  • Honored to be mentioned. The blog just keeps getting better and better. Not sure why you haven’t asked us to buy something from you…I’m sure it’d be useful!

  • Happy to be on the list:) Love what you do Matt.
    Being on EOFire was the highlight of this year so far. This is the blog post that has gotten the most traffic at this point:)

  • A major highlight for me this month and this year was the release of my first book: On Track – Life Lessons from the Track & Field.

    The top post on my blog continues to be a post I wrote a few years ago – Ten Things Every Small Group Leader Should Know. Here’s the link:

  • Great job Matt! It’s good to see your site continuing to grow.

    Sadly, I saw a pretty sizable dip in my readership this month. It’s not a big worry, just a bit disheartening.

    • Any idea why?

      • Not that comes to mind. The drop was approximately 13%. I’ve seen this happen before so I’m not concerned unless it becomes a regular occurrence.

  • It’s a surprise and kind of fun to be near the top of your commenter list. Congratulations on your blog growth – you’ve earned every inch.

    Based on the discussion on FaceBook, the popularest (like that word?) one is't-like/ Whenever I address that topic, people get worked up!

    I had to shut off the comments to my blog and am unable to check the stats. It’s getting moved to a new host, so maybe I’ll know how it’s growing in a week or two.

    But, I don’t care all that much about those stats. I’d rather reach people I know and get to know the people I reach than follow formulas, “drive traffic”, and all that stuff. NOT SAYING that you are doing those formulas, Matt! You definitely write great posts, and it is your responsiveness and the interaction among your “tribe” that makes this feel so friendly, authentic, and personable.

    THANK YOU, Matt McWilliams!!