November 2009 Recap – What a Great Month!

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November 2009 RecapWhat a great month November 2009 turned out to be for this blog.  We got a brand new look with the Hybrid News theme, and a new name to better reflect its purpose.

I’ve always liked the recaps that many bloggers do at the end of each month, so I’ve decided to do one here too.   Let me know what you think, and if there is anything else you’d like me to include.

The Christian Entrepreneur in the News

In a complete shocker, The Christian Entrepreneur was honored as the Site of the Day for November 24th at whatawebsite.org by Will McCullogh.  I’ve heard that we might even be chosen for site of the month, but we’ll wait for the official pronouncement to claim it.

We were also able to catch the eye of rising blogger star, Keller Hawthorne.  In my three part series on her site, FresheVenture.com, I highlighted all of the great things that Keller has done with her website that small business owners can implement on their own sites.  In fact, she did a post on her site about it called Am I Really a Shameless Self-Promoter?

What a Great Group of Commenters!

The lifeblood of any blog is you, the blog community.  Thank you for all your great comments during November.  We had 117 comments (not counting trackbacks and pings) from 35 different commenters.  We also received 29 Diggs, 134 Blog Engage votes, and 176 TweetMeMe tweets.

Top 10 CommentersTop Ten Commenters

  1. Dana @ Online Knowledge (14)
  2. Leon de Rijke (9)
  3. Paula (8)
  4. Bradley J. Moore (6)
    brandonacox (6)
    corriehowe (6)
    Hesham (6)
    whatawebsite (6)
  5. Laurie Neumann (5)
    ileane (5)
    Rita (5)

As a way of saying thank you, I have decided to turn off the “No Follow” tag for my top 10 commenters list in the blog community area at the bottom of each page.  Also, look for my new monthly commenter contest announcement coming later this week.

5 Most Commented on Posts of the Month

  1. Should Christians Bring Their Religion to the Workplace? (20 comments)
  2. Goodbye Digg, Hello Blog Engage! (16 comments)
  3. A Quick Shout Out to My Blog Community (15 comments)
  4. Have You Been Recommended by God? (14 comments)
  5. A Christian Business Opportunity – Selling Prayer? (11 comments)

Website Statistics

The website statistics for November are very encouraging for the second month of this blog’s existence.  I’m very happy with how far we’ve come in such a short period of time.

November 2009 Google Analytics Stats

Top Referring Sites

  1. Twitter (79)
  2. Blog Engage (44)
  3. Affiliate Blog Online (25)
  4. Whatawebsite (23)
  5. FresheVenture (16)

December 2009 Goals

  • 1,200 visits
  • 800 unique visitors
  • 2,400 pageviews
  • 2.00 average pageviews

With your help I think we will be able to accomplish the December goals. I know that the holidays are fast approaching, but you guys rock so I am confident.

Thank You!

I just wanted to say thank you again to my blog community.  I’ve met so many new people during November who have really great blogs, and I hope to start shining the spot light on some of them soon.

If I can help you grow your blog please let me know how I can help.  If you have suggestions for this blog, or this monthly recap report, I’d love to hear from you.

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Brad's Big Feet Marketing helps people on a limited budget enlarge their online footprint using blogging & social media. His other blog, Marketplace Christianity, examines faith's role in how we earn and spend money.

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whatawebsite December 2, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Hi Brad,

What a great month it really was – and I'm very glad to confirm that you are now indeed featured on the whatawebsite sidebar for at least the next 6 months as “Site Of The Month”. It's great to be part of your community here and I can only imagine it'll grow quite considerably over the coming months. I'm sure the support of a growing number of regular visitors will see you more than reach your December targets too – and I'll certainly be doing my best to direct new people this way.

All the very best

Will
P.S. My English students really enjoyed discussing your “What the Christian Entrepreneur Owes the Poor” post – and had a variety of views to express on the topic. Great stuff, thanks again for that – I'll no doubt be printing out another post or two in the near future.

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Brad Harmon December 2, 2009 at 8:45 pm

That's fantastic! If any of your students would like to have their thoughts on the post published let me know. I think it would be a nice read to do a post of excerpts or comments from your English class. I'd be happy to write it, or would love for you or one of your students to do a guest post if you were interested.

Thanks for the encouraging words. I really appreciate all you've done to promote this blog.

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Dana @ Online Knowledge December 2, 2009 at 10:39 pm

It seems that you have a great month Brad. Congrats!

Glad to be part of your blog Brad.

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Paula December 3, 2009 at 5:22 am

Nice round up Brad. It's also nice to see that we are one of your top referring sites.

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ileane December 3, 2009 at 6:27 am

Brad,
Congratulations again! I really do like this theme you are using. The layout is great and so easy on the eyes. Nice to be listed again too!

Thanks.
@ileane

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Brad Harmon December 3, 2009 at 8:36 am

Thanks, I'm glad you are part of this blog community. Congrats on being the top commenter!

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Brad Harmon December 3, 2009 at 8:40 am

The visitors that come here from Will's, Keller's, and your site have a much lower bounce rate, stay on the site longer, and visit more pages than my average visitor. I love getting visitors from your sites.

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Brad Harmon December 3, 2009 at 8:44 am

I really like this theme. I should probably do a blog post some time giving the designer some love because this is a free theme. There are many great features included with it, too.

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Rod December 3, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Keep up the good work, Brad. I love your level of engagement here it's very inspiring. I might have to borrow your monthly recap idea. *smile*

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