2012 is already shaping up to be an exciting year! In this edition of “Month In Review”, I’m going to outline the surprising top 3 posts, top 3 commenters (champion de-throned?!), and a huge life-change that began in January.
So before I get into the bigger news, here are the top posts and top commenters for January 2012:
- Becoming A Social Media Rockstar - The current series that we’re nearing the end of. Taking you from average “Joe” to social media Pro.
- The Ten Twitter Commandments – A post I wrote months ago, yet still drives a good amount of traffic. This makes me very happy.
- Manage Your Social Networks Like A Pro – Part of the Social Media Rockstar series, giving you tools to manage multiple social networks like a pro.
Brandon – Finally defeating the reigning comment champion, Brandon is hard at work blogging about how he is using his gifts and talents to “Amplify God’s Kingdom“.
David Willard Jr. – Finally de-throned as the reigning comment champion of 2011, David is an amazing man of God, and will be launching a newly designed blog in the coming months!
Valerie Joy Deveza - A self-proclaimed “Inbound Marketing Geek” who blogs about WordPress, Inbound Marketing, and Social Media marketing.
What else happened in January?
As I talked about in the video above, there have been some significant life changes that have taken place at the beginning of this year. Specifically, I pretty much lost both of my jobs.
The Christian clothing store I was working at closed down, and I was let go as Youth Director for my church due to budget cuts. As a new father, and the sole provider for my family, you can imagine this was not the way I wanted to start the new year.
The crazy thing about all of it is that I’m not worried. I have peace about what God has in store. This news wasn’t a surprise to God. In fact, I think he’s actually been preparing me for the past year for this next season of life. For the past year, God has prepared me to be a full-time Tentblogger.
I couldn’t be more excited!
I will now be working from home full-time building websites, blogs, and helping people build significant online presences. This is the reason I only got to publish 5 times last month– I was building and launching my new business site (which is still a work in progress). It’s also been tricky adjusting to working from home and being my own boss.
What does this mean for dustn.tv?
Firstly, it means that I will be posting more frequently, now that I have more time. I’ll be shooting for 3 times per week, covering at least one post from all my major topics (Christianity, Creativity, Social Media). This also mean’s that the Social Media Rockstar series will be wrapping up quickly!
It also means that I’ll have more time to put into building relationships with you, my readers. To kick this off, I’m going to be hosting a special Google+ Hangout for the first 9 people to comment below.
I will be scheduling a time for next week where we will get together for an hour and have a live video Q & A session. You can ask me anything about Christianity, Creativity, or Social Media and I’ll answer to the very best of my ability! It wont just be about me though, I want to spend some time getting to know each of you, and what you’re looking to get out of your times spent on dustn.tv.
So hurry up and finish reading this so you can comment below!
Lastly, you can expect a lot more video content, starting next week! I’ve finally got the chance to interview a good friend of mine who is a real-life rock star, and I will be sending the video link to my email subscribers this weekend. If you’re not subscribed to my email list, you’ll want to get on that right away! I’ll post the video publicly later on, but the email subscribers will get to see it first.
I hope you all will continue to pray for me in this new season of life. Though I’m certain God has great plans for me, it never hurts to have some faithful friends who are willing to pray. Thank you all in advance, and keep on rocking!
If January sets the tone for the rest of 2012, how is this year looking so far? You can leave a comment by clicking here.