December / 2011 Top Posts

DECwordle The challenge of the rankings is that something posted at the beginning of the month usually ranks higher than later in the month… It has had more days to impact the rankings.  I thought that this always worked well in the CaptionThis entries’ favor.

So it is interesting to note that The Protester did so well with only half the month to go and a holiday half a month to boot! Our Christmas greeting Tidings of Great Joy did well, too; and it is kind of fun that a personal posting ranked #6.

As has become Top Posts tradition, we are posting a Wordle word cloud… (Click to enlarge it.) Checking to see if the words we are using in heavy rotation – God, ministry, Christmas, youth -  are matching the message we want to communicate.

 

And, here’s the year if 2011 in review… 

You can see the influence of the CaptionThis contest in traffic… Nearly 1/3 of the top 20 posts were captionthis and December’s rated pretty high in the monthly…  Yet, we are not going to be repeating the every first Saturday function of it in the New Year.

Further, you can note that traffic played a part on our top ten listing as well.

1

The Question 
Best of 2011 #4

11

July CaptionThis 

Best of 2011 #3 grouped

2

Changing the Game 
Best of 2011 #1

12

June CaptionThis 

Best of 2011 #3 grouped

3

January CaptionThis! 
Best of 2011 #3 grouped

13

May CaptionThis! 

Best of 2011 #3 grouped

4

Youth Ministry Benedict’s Way 
Best of 2011 #10

14

Scrutinizing the Signs 
Best of 2011 #7

5

February CaptionThis! 

Best of 2011 #3 grouped

15

Definition of Manhood 
Best of 2011 #8 example

6

Changing Territory 
Best of 2011 #5

16

Waking Them Up 
Best of 2011 #8 example

7

A Dangerous Thing

17

August CaptionThis 

Best of 2011 #3 grouped

8

The Makeover

18

Have You Hugged
Your Diocesan Director Today?

9

Table Hopping in the Food Court

19

Missionary Audacity –
Blowing the Roof Off
 
Best of 2011 #9

10

March CaptionThis! 

Best of 2011 #3 groupe

20

A Place for Us 
Best of 2011 #2

Peace out, 2011!

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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