My plan at the beginning of December was to take off one week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, but that wasn’t exactly how it worked out. Once my wife and son were on their winter break from school, there was little hope of keeping up my two-a-day posts.
There was no hope at all when my laptop crashed. To make matters worse, all of my social networking came to a screeching halt as well.
My routine was pretty well set. I would write one post in the morning, and in the afternoon after I picked up my son from school I would write the second post. I would do my blogwalking and social networking on the laptop while watching television or carrying on a conversation with the family.
It’s not that I didn’t want to blog, but the extended break started a new routine that was hard to break without the laptop being available.
The Christian Entrepreneur in the News
It should come as little surprise then that there was very little buzz going around the blogosphere during January. I managed to post a whole six posts for the month.
The biggest news came sometime around New Year’s Day when we received our visible PageRank update from Google. The Christian Entrepreneur now has a PageRank of 2 up from the initial PageRank of zero it received in November.
It’s Hard to Comment When There’s No Postings
I was pretty surprised that the number of comments were as high as they were since I had not posted much during January. All I can say is that you all rock!
This month we had 26 commenters make 52 comments compared to 42 commenters making 189 comments last month.
- Paula (8)
- Mike Holmes (6)
- Will from Whatawebsite (4)
- Brandon A. Cox (3)
Laurie Neumann (3)
Ms. Freeman (3)
Alison Moore Smith (3)
- Rod Kirby (2)
David Rupert (2)
Jared P. Little (2)
As a way of saying thank you, the links above will share my Google PageRank.
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5 Most Commented on Posts of the Month
- How SMART are Your New Year’s Resolutions? (18 comments)
- 5 Ways to Make Your Goals Even SMARTer this Year (14 comments)
- What Entrepreneurs can Learn from Martha Coakley’s Campaign (10 comments)
- Gays, Lesbians, and the Christian Entrepreneur (10 comments)
- Where was God when Haiti Shook? (9 comments)
Even though I was harder to find than Waldo at a barber shop sign warehouse in January, the web traffic for the month was still decent for such a young blog.
- Whatawebsite (62)
- Blog Engage (50)
- Stumble Upon (43)
- Intense Debate (35)
- Twitter (21)
February 2010 Goals
- 2,500 visits
- 1,000 unique visitors
- 7,500 pageviews
- 3.00 average pageviews
January 2010 Goals vs Actuals
The four goals that I wanted this site to achieve in January were not possible with my post volume for the month. I am surprised that we were at 50% or more for most.
- Goal was 1,200 visits – Actually had 663
- Goal was 700 unique visitors – Actually had 464
- Goal was 3,500 page views – Actually had 1,526
- Goal was 3.00 average pageviews – Actually had 2.30
Obviously, I need to step it up big time if I am going to come anywhere close to my February 2010 goals. It’s my birthday month though so hopefully you all will give me a nice present.
I will be opening up guest posting in February, and I will be writing guest posts for several bloggers that have asked over the last month.
If you’re interested in having me guest post on your blog, or you would like to guest post on The Christian Entrepreneur let me know. The best way is by leaving a comment here or leave a comment on my Facebook wall.