I started this blog on March 1, 2011, so it’s not quite lived a full year yet. However in the 9 short months that this blog has existed, a number of awesome things have taken place. Here’s a brief recap:
- March 2011 Blog Launch – woo-hoo!
- How To Social Media Series – huge success.
- Judgment Day – didn’t happen.
- Google+ – changed social media whether you realize it or not.
- My wife started blogging!
- We had our first child – a son!
On top of all that, there were a total of 90 blog posts that I published this year. In those 90 blog posts, there were over 1,892 comments! Holy-moly! You guys sure can comment up a storm! I’m pretty sure by the time this blog hits it’s 1 year anniversary in March, we’ll pass the 2,000 mark.
Here are the top 11 posts from 2011:
A set of best practices for using Twitter, but with a creative, Biblical twist. This one was a lot of fun, and to date has been the most popular post I’ve ever written. It was so popular, in fact, that I did a follow up to it — Visualized: The Ten Twitter Commandments.
In this post I wrote about how to manage multiple social accounts. It’s really helpful if you’re on Facebook and Twitter and don’t want the hassle of having to update them both one at a time. I went through all the best professional tools for social media management that I know of, and their benefits.
Here, I covered the number one place on the internet for Google+ Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials. Well, I have to say that I’m a bit bias because I co-founded the site with my friend James Brooks.
This is a current series that I’ve been writing that takes you through the process of going from an average Joe to a social media Pro. No matter where you’re at in your knowledge and use of social media, this series can at least help you get to that next level of social rockstardom!
There are few things that boil my blood more than a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I wrote this post to identify the false doomsday preacher Harold Camping. I gave the biblical case as to why he was wrong in saying he knew when the end of the world was going to be. I wrote it in hopes to expose his false teaching and save some who might be led astray by him.
An analogy I came up with on the dangers of sexual immorality. The bible is very clear on how we are to guard our purity, and this analogy puts it into perspective.
This was my wife’s first blog post ever, and man was it a good one! She goes over the 3 most important things she’s learned in our first year of marriage together. I’m so proud of her!
After Easter this year, I thought it would be a great idea to remember that Jesus was alive on the earth for 40 days before he ascended back into Heaven. So I created a 40-day reading play through the entire New Testament!
We all need to stay creatively inspired. I gathered a list of 13 sites that are great for all sorts of inspiration, no matter what your medium. These are all sites that I try to visit once a week, if not daily. This would be a good one to bookmark. 😉
This was a follow up post to the Harold Camping post. It was on my heart to make sure that we Christians were prepared on May 21st to respond in a way that would show Jesus to those who were in for a huge surprise when he didn’t return, and they are left feeling ashamed.
I wrote this post 2 weeks ago, and it made it to the top 11 posts of 2011. That is saying something. It expounds on another post that I wrote about effective timing, but adds a lot more data, and it just plain looks pretty!
And before I leave the topic of 2011 and talk about 2012, there’s one last thing I have to announce:
The Dustn.tv Comment Champion of 2011:
David Willard Jr.
David held down the top commenter position for 8 out of the 9 months that this blog has existed! I think that definitely deserves a round of applause! On top of the round of applause, I’m also awarding David with 1 hour of blogging and social media consultation ($50 value) and a design consult for his blog ($300 value)! As long as he accepts, I will also be buying him Starbucks for our session.
Congratulations David! And thanks for leading the discussion here at Dustn.tv!
I also want to thank the other Top Commenters for the month of December:
Joseph Lalonde – Joe has a desire to inspire you to become a better leader. To help you inspire others.
Brandon – Being awesome is his second nature. He’s is literally nipping at David’s heals to win the number 1 commenter spot! Can he do it?! I think so… 😉
Valerie Joy Deveza – I’m a blogger, a virtual assistant and a SEO and Social media enthusiast. In my free time, I enjoy reading ebooks and attending webinars. I also occasionally write about the resources I am discovering.
Thank you all for keeping the discussions thriving, and for continuing to share!
2012, Here I Come!
As for 2012, I’m already working on some projects that I will be releasing in the next year. In January, expect to see this site loading much faster, and don’t be surprised if it gets a bit of a facelift as I’ll be doing a bit of a redesign once Standard Theme 3.0 is released. The word on the street is, Standard 3.0 is going to be epic!
Just to give you a taste of what I have in store for you in 2012, here are some bullet points:
- Wrapping up the Social Media Rockstar series
- Jesus Swagger – what is it, and how does one get it?
- Social Media Rockstar ebook?
- Blog redesign giveaway – oh yea, you read that right!
- Interviews with people who rock
- Google+ social domination
- Creative Mastermind sessions
Some things you won’t see me do in 2012:
- Justin Bieber Album Review
- Beer Chugging Contest
- A Triathlon
- Fish Carving 101
- The Macarena
- A Tribute To Lamp
- Spiritual Wisdom From Charlie Sheen
I’m excited to start this new year with some fresh ideas, bigger goals, and an increasing desire to equip others in the areas of Christianity, Creativity, and Social Media. Make sure you’ve subscribed to my Insiders list so that you don’t miss out on anything in 2012
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