Month In Review For July 2012

August 2, 2012

We had another exciting month and are now into the final third of the summer. We continue to push forward towards the dreams and the vision we have for our future! I trust you are doing the same.

photo by danielgfreeman

Some of what we’ve been up to:

– New video project We started working with Matt Horwitz on a cool rise365 video project. You’ll be hearing more about this later.

– Refocused rise365 Time spent refocusing rise365! (more info soon, I promise)

– Date nights It’s our goal to have a weekly date night. We went 2 for 4 this month which was awesome! (Way better than going 0fer!)

– Business growth We had 5 new students sign up with Soundboard Music School. Incredible!

– New op-in form You’ll notice now at the bottom of each post, there’s a box to sign up for updates via email. This is a great way to make sure you don’t miss a thing, so check it out below on this post!

On The Blog

This will give you an idea into the behind the scenes of rise365. It’s been an interesting month statistically. Uniques and new visitors were up, while total visits were down.

This is because, for the majority of the month of June, we were facilitating the 30 Day Focus Challenge. This brought a group of people to the site everyday to interact in a forum as we worked together on our specific goals.

  • Unique visitors +5%
  • Total visits -23% (+30% in June, so still up from May!)
  • Search engine traffic (Held steady)
  • New Visitors +5%

Top Monthly Commenters

These are our rock stars who continue to add to the conversation on the site. Thanks, folks; we really appreciate it!

Most Viewed Posts

Once again, our top two posts are the same. They have been at the top for a few months now. The other eight seem to be some of the favorites from the past 30 days.

  1. The Lighter Side: Start!
  2. Conducting Inventory
  3. Honest
  4. Do You Know What Your Strengths Are?
  5. Not Putting Up With The Crap Anymore
  6. Pat Flynn
  7. Why You Need To Move Your Elephant
  8. We Just Got Started, Fear And All
  9. Stop The Bleeding With Gratitude
  10. What’s Up With The Lack Of Guerrilla Moms?

Question: What were you up to this past month? If you blog, what was your top post (please include a link!)?

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  • Joe Lalonde August 2, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Glad to see you got the opt-in box working for the site Michael. I think you’ll see great success with it. It also looks great!

    There was lots of stuff going on in the Lalonde world this past July. Lots of work and lots of play. Experienced my first whitewater rafting trip, traversed the world of fallen trees and power outages, stood up for a great friend at his wedding, and much much more.

    My top post for the month was 10 Bad Leadership Traits You Need To Avoid. Lots of great interaction and connections formed.

    • Michael Good August 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      Awesome, Joe! Thanks for the update – and for helping me with the opt-in box!
      I went white water rafting once and loved it. I’ll have to go again. Going to check out that post too. I missed that one.

  • Ann Musico August 2, 2012 at 7:28 am

    I was without my computer and files for most of the month of July but got it back – finally! – and spent yesterday getting my desktop organized the way I need it.  Today I plan to spend the day cleaning out files and reorganizing my physical files, etc. so I can be more organized and move forward more efficiently!  By the way, I’ve enjoyed every single post!

    • Michael Good August 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Ann, thanks! That means a lot.

      I can’t imagine running 3 blogs plus an online business without a computer! I’m sure you’re glad to have that back!
      Makes me think of when our only computer crashed 3 days after we launched this site! Not fun. We had to write an number of our posts on our iPhones.

  • Ryan Eggenberger August 2, 2012 at 9:43 am

    I’m excited to have found this blog and to have connected with you guys online. Keep up the great work!

    • Michael Good August 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks, Ryan! I appreciate that. Glad to have connected as well.

  • Cindy Hirch August 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Michael and Claudia – love how you guys are growing and moving forward. It’s exciting to watch!

    I’m watching something awesome unfold in my life that I’ve been nurturing for for quite awhile. That’s the very cool thing that is happening. I don’t have a blog to share, but an interview I did last Friday. It will turn into a blog post at some point. It pretty well sums up the past three years! -:) Here is the link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/purposeful-pathway-radio/2012/07/27/cindy-hirch-shares-hope-on-purposeful-pathway-radio

    • Claudia Good August 4, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks so much Cindy!

      Wow, that is awesome that you were able to share your story in that way! What a powerful story you have Cindy!!!

      I have seen her around before, was she on 48 days.net??

      • Cindy Hirch August 5, 2012 at 5:04 am

        Thank you Claudia. Caroline is on 48Days, that is where I first met her. But I believe the majority of her content is on Facebook.

        • Claudia Good August 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm

          I thought I remembered her from 48 days! So, how did you enjoy being on a podcast??

          • Cindy Hirch August 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm

             Actually I’ve done several already with a variety of people over the past year +. I’m getting a little more comfortable with each one I do and enjoying them more.  -:) I was so nervous the first couple of times.

          • Claudia Good August 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm

            haha I bet! That is cool that you have been able to do several of them Cindy! Excited for you!

  • Brent Jamison August 2, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Congrats on five new students last month at Soundboard, that’s awesome! I love keeping up with journey here. I would like to see some new IDC projects though! 🙂

    • Michael Good August 3, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Hey thanks, Brent! New IDCs is a great point. Got to get on that!

  • Rob Clinton August 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Great job on putting this update together, and to all great successes that are present… You’re new projects, the biz growth with 5 new students, the top contributors, and top posts! Awesome self- accountability and shouts out to everyone else. You both are awesome! 

     As you know I was away last month, so I’m picking back up now, and my top post came out this week actually; here’s the link: 

    • Claudia Good August 4, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks Rob!
      Really appreciate that!!

      Are you getting back into the swing of things??

      • Rob Clinton August 15, 2012 at 9:12 pm

        Workin’ on it! LOL… I am ALMOST there! =)

  • Michael Wright August 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    July was spent doing much less writing and a lot of time with my mom and dad due to his surgery.  Was nice to be able to spend several weeks with them, especially when I had gotten so “busy” the past year and was only rarely making the trip.  I haven’t checked my blog stats recently, but they seem to stay “steady” in the sub-50 subscribers and followers without much fluctuation from there.

    • Michael Good August 13, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Michael, I’m glad you were able to spend time with family. I wish it was for a more joyous occasion though.