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You link me! You really link me!

Posted by on Dec 26, 2011 in personal | 3 comments

You link me! You really link me!

As 2011 draws to a close, I want to say, “Thank you,” to everyone who reads and comments on my blog. I always want to thank other bloggers who have linked to my site and/or my posts during 2011.

On the average, just over 1/3 of my readers reach this blog by using a search engine. However, the majority of people end up on my blog by clicking a link somewhere. Where do they find those links?

Well, in 2010, I started putting links to my blog posts on Facebook. And, when I did that, Facebook quickly because the number one referrer to my blog. Facebook was my number one referrer in 2011 also. Plus, in 2011, I added links on Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Google+, and they are near the top of my referrer list as well.

However, there are also several sites/blogs which regularly send readers my way. These are the top 10 blogs/sites which referred readers to my blog (not counting Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Google+, and search engines):

  1. Eric Carpenter at “A Pilgrim’s Progress
  2. Dave Black and his un-blog
  3. Arthur Sido at “The Voice of One Crying Out in Suburbia
  4. Jeremy Myers at “Till He Comes
  5. Brant Hansen now at “Brant’s Blog
  6. Peter Kirt at “Gentle Wisdom
  7. Steve Scott at “From the Pew
  8. Bobby Auner at “Deconstructing Neverland
  9. Dan Allen at “The Ekklesia in Southern Maine
  10. Chad Estes at “Captain’s Blog

Thank you all for the “link love” during the last year. And, if your blog was not in the top 10 list of referrers, I still appreciate it when you link to my blog.

I hope that in 2012 you will find even more posts to link to here at this blog!


3 Comments

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  1. 12-26-2011

    Alan,

    Happy to send them your way. You’ve sent many readers in my direction as well. Thanks. I always enjoy the conversations your blog inspires even if I don’t always agree.

  2. 12-26-2011

    Eric,

    I’m assuming that you mean that you don’t always agree with the other people who comment or write guest posts here. :)

    Seriously, thanks for your blog and your interaction here. I wish we lived close enough to one another to hang out regularly. I know from experience that I would greatly benefit from that!

    -Alan

  3. 12-26-2011

    I will be on this list next year!! :)