Last month the muse landed in your brain and you were astounded at what came out.
That one particular blog post seemed to flow effortlessly from your fingertips.
A host of people loved what you had to say.
Now share it with us.
In the comments section below, please let us know the link to your most-read OR your own personal favorite blog post from June – either one you wrote, or one you read, or one of each. Next week I’ll compile my own favorites from the list and announce the best of June.
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My last one turned out to be the favorite: http://perichoreticlife.blogspot.com/2011/06/where-im-from-poem.html. It’s called the “Where I’m From” Poem where you describe people, place and things that are unique and important to you. I borrowed the idea from a friend, Kathy. Her site is http://plumbingdemons.blogspot.com/. A couple of my friends have also reproduced their own on Facebook. The poetic format originates with George Ellalyon. See his site at http://www.georgeellalyon.com/where.html.
alright, my most visited post of the month is here — a little treatise on representing Christ when we go out to dinner:
waiting tables, washing feet: a gratuities tutorial
but that post was one in which i merely edited an old essay and republished it. so i’m not sure if that counts.
my next most visited was this one, about some of the music i loved as a child of the 80s. though saying it shaped my life might have been a little, white lie:
i left my wallet in el segundo or 7 songs that shaped my life
ooh, i had my most visited ever post which was about “only listening to Christian music.” I was surprised that people were so interested in the subject… http://goo.gl/x7UfK
My favorite post from this month was something I wrote about a faulty attitude Christians sometimes have towards the gospel. http://www.joannamuses.com/2011/06/moving-on-from-gospel.html
Wonderful post. I love Romans 3, but your post means I’ll sit down with the whole book, thanks.
Some internet love from other bloggers made this my biggest post since I started my blog last year: http://homekettle.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/a-summary-of-what-we-owe-our-kids-when-we-talk-about-the-bible/
My most read post was Exodus 4 where I turned Moses into a snooty New York Hipster and also used the phrase “fantastic foreskin flaying.” Yeah, it was a good one.
My foray into tying flies:
My most read post was about the time when I got yelled at by a McDonald’s Lady in London. http://italianlane.com/one-year-ago-london-baby/
Hey Shawn! Did a whole month go by since we did this last?! Most views last month was for The Winning Loser. That week of loss had me running out of steam by the time this post came out…
My most popular post was one I didn’t write – and I love that. It was a guest post by Jansen Herr (who just launched his own blog today – http://www.drivingfarce.com). The post talked about those nerve-wracking trips to the roller rink where there was the inevitable “Ladies’ Choice Skate.” http://www.andilit.com/2011/06/24/ladies-choice-a-lesson-in-social-awkwardness-by-jansen-herr/
Great, funny stuff that.
I don’t have a favorite blog post this month, but if this fits, I got a very good response from this piece that I wrote for the Duluth News Tribune. I feel good about what I was able to share.
Fathers with a Narrow View Still Had Love to Give
Actually one thing I didn’t like about it was the headline which someone else picked (and that is how it goes). I liked the title that the Good Men Project gave it in their excerpt much better:
The Scent of a Man
http://crazywidow.info/?p=3480 Tuesday’s blog was my most popular of the month and was a guest blog from my friend Shanelle about her journey through miscarriage. It turned out to land on the perfect day as it nicely reflected your own blog that day, Shawn!
“Shambhala Mountain Center on a June afternoon”
Despite what it might seem on the surface, the post has almost nothing to do with Buddhism (or Shintoism) but a whole lot to do with authenticity and visiting a special place on a summer afternoon. Which means the photos might be the best part.
I’m brand new to this invitation and look forward to checking out all the stuff that shows up here – some familiar already, some new to me. This one early in the month was well-liked. Written in response to a meme at Bonnie Grey’s site http://wwwfaithbarista.com on how we knew when we had found ‘the one’ it was great fun to remember our story and to write it down:
This is fun Shawn and a great idea!
My biggest hitter of June was “Putting the Parts Together, or Why We Should Get Naked” and had 122 hits. (http://wp.me/poP62-OU)
When looking at my stats, I was reminded that I’m approaching the 1 year anniversary of my biggest post of all time, one that got over 10,000 hits. Whoo-hoo!
I love this part of my life as a writer. Thanks Shawn for giving me a chance to walk down my blogging-memory-lane. :)
You have had some stellar posts this last week, let alone the last month. In terms of my readers, this post has struck a cord with the most: http://timthurmansblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/on-disappointment-and-faith-hebrews-111.html. I guess people are dealing with a lot of disappointment.
My most read (and honestly, my favorite as well) of last month was when I wrote about my first day of doing the Couch to 5K program. It falls very firmly into the “it’s funny because it’s true” category.
The Day Running Didn’t Kill Me: http://www.alise-write.com/2011/06/day-running-didnt-kill-me.html
By far, my most popular was the one on how I nearly tripled my blog traffic: http://inklingmedia.net/2011/06/22/how-i-nearly-tripled-my-blog-traffic/
The beauty of it is that once I wrote it, my traffic soared even more, and June shattered all sorts of traffic records for me to the point of actually quadrupling my traffic. That post is still performing very well, and got a lot of great comments. I expected it to do well, but not this well. And here in the first few days of July it’s still outperforming even my new posts! I’ll be writing a follow up to it next week.
I almost hesitate to share this one, because it has a different tone than most of the stuff I post, but it was by far my most read post in June … actually it’s in the top ten of my most read posts ever.
“How Not to be a Jerk When Someone’s Life Changes”
I’m bookmarking this page for Sunday afternoon reading material.
This was my most read post:
But I think I may have lured people in with the title….
The Gospel According to Deadliest Catch…http://geneanderson.blogspot.com/2011/06/gospel-according-to-deadliest-catch.html
I was kind of fond of this one. Not my most-read, but I liked it.
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