reflection, #1000gifts, and #fatherlessgeneration: [march 2011 top content]

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. school of ministry and missions instructor. president of fistbump media, llc.

April 5, 2011

First of all, thank you for helping make March a record month for traffic for us here at BibleDude.net! We’ve been shifting our approach a little bit, and it seems to be resonating with old and new readers alike.

The biggest shift has been to more of a multi-blogger format. We’ve always hosted lots of guest bloggers, especially for our group blogging projects. But we’ve recently been adding a few regular ‘staff’ bloggers who are committing to writing regularly for the site.

In addition to myself, we’ve added Crystal Rowe (from Soul Munchies), Duane Scott (from Scribing the Journey), and Mark Lafler (recent Master of Christian Studies grad from Regent College). It’s a pretty diverse group, but it’s exciting to think about what this collection brings to the table!

Anyway, here’s the top ten posts by traffic during the month of March. Take a look…

  1. fatherless generation [group blogging project] (most overall pageviews)
  2. [management by God] relentless pursuit (lowest bounce rate)
  3. [fatherless generation] chapter 1: somewhere i belong
  4. i’m a drunk
  5. fragility. chins up.
  6. open letter to @annvoskamp [a review of #1000gifts] (not bad, considering it went up on the last day of the month!)
  7. the music within me
  8. wordless wednesday :: kids in haiti trash dump (the oldest post on this list)
  9. i’m a gossip junkie
  10. [the fatherless generation] chapter 4: the fatherless gang (longest average time on page)

I notice some trends in the type of content that’s been popular this month. Do you? What do you notice? Which of these posts resonates most with you?

I also want to throw the invitation out there. If you’re interested in guest blogging for us, then the first step is to check out our writing guidelines. I can’t make every guest blogger a ‘staff blogger’, but I’d love to add your voice to the conversation. And the road to staff blogger starts with some really good guest blogs. So please feel free to register as a writer, and let me know your ideas!

Thank you to all of you loyal readers… whether you interact with us through the comments, or just quietly lurk. WE appreciate you, and look forward to seeing what God’s gonna do with this joint in April!

14 Comments

  1. Nikole Hahn

    I’m enjoying the reading. :o) Personally glad you have Duane on here. He’s a great writer and funny (at least, until you take away his cheetos).

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    • @bibledude

      what people don’t know is that i’ve found this cool #cheetos plugin that keeps @duane_scott logged into wordpress. as long as he’s typing it shows a picture of these crunchy treats.

      it’s been cool to get some guest posts recently from you too! it’s keeping the conversation interesting and relevant! thank YOU!

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      • Nikole Hahn

        Like a carrot dangling before a horse…rofl.

        Thanks! Yeah, I like my readers. They are a cool bunch of people.

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        • Nikole Hahn

          What I meant to say is Thanks! and I hope my readers are visiting, too. They are a cool bunch of people. I swear…it’s either not enough coffee today or not enough sleep? I can’t type clearly.

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    • Duane Scott

      Thank you Nikole!!!

      And lol at Dan!

      Reply
  2. Juliakate

    perhaps the “Longest average time on page” for my post on the Fatherless Gang may have something to do with the picture… i could stare at that for hours! Meaning, i appreciate good art… that’s all:)

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    • @bibledude

      i LOVE the photo in that post! it’s one of my favorites in all of the posts all month long! but the post itself was pretty good too! thanks for contributing!

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      • Juliakate

        I appreciate the opportunity 🙂

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      • Duane Scott

        I’m curious now. What post?

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        • @bibledude

          it’s the #fatherlessgeneration chapter 4 post that has a really cool photo of a serious tattoo dude…

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  3. Duane Scott

    Wow! I sure didn’t expect to see 3 posts of mine on this list. 🙂 Way to go, God. 😉

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    • Randy

      You da man! (of God, that is). 🙂

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    • @bibledude

      all i’ve got to say is @duane_scott is doing some #goodwork here at bibledude.net! these are some fantastic posts that people are really connecting with. i’m not surprised to see them all on this list…

      now if next month you have fewer than three, we’ll need to talk…

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reflection, #1000gifts, and #fatherlessgeneration: [march 2011 top content]

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