Speedlinking – 31 Dec 2007

by derek on December 31, 2007 · 17 comments

It is hard to believe but the year 2007 will soon be a memory and I will be cursing myself for a few weeks as I continue to write “2007” on any personal checks.
Since starting this blog, I have really enjoyed this Speedlinking series and I hope that all of you have enjoyed it as well. Hopefully you have enjoyed a little link love while also having the opportunity to discover a few new blogs. With this final edition of Speedlinking 2007, I’d like to thank everyone for helping me build this blog and making this a great year.
It is very difficult to build a successful blog without the help of the entire community. One area that the community can really help your site is by directing traffic to your blog. I’d like to give a special thanks to the following sites that have referred the most traffic to this blog in December and all of 2007.

Top 10 Referring Sites in December

  1. 45n5.com
  2. Leo Chiang
  3. Courtney Tuttle
  4. eMoms at Home
  5. More Merchant
  6. Yeepage Journal
  7. WordPress Garage
  8. Damien Riley
  9. MsDanielle
  10. Instigator Blog

Top 10 Referring Sites in 2007

  1. Leo Chiang
  2. Cubs Suck Club
  3. 45n5.com
  4. Courtney Tuttle
  5. MsDanielle
  6. eMoms at Home
  7. John Chow
  8. ProBlogger
  9. Damien Riley
  10. More Merchant

Once you receive the referring traffic from other sites, you hope that the community will embrace your content and find it compelling enough to add feedback and comments. Since starting this blog I have been very fortunate in that there are a good number of readers that take the time to share their thoughts on a regular basis, with the following people sharing the most in December and all of 2007.

Top 10 Commentators in December

  1. Home Recording Studio
  2. Furniture Stores
  3. Nicole Price
  4. Futon-Matt
  5. Stephen Fung
  6. Male Pattern Baldness
  7. Leo Chiang
  8. Damien Riley
  9. Forrest
  10. Dave Pitlyuk

Top 10 Commentators in 2007

  1. Leo Chiang
  2. Saman Sadeghi
  3. Derrich
  4. Damien Riley
  5. Chris Gray
  6. Nick Mercer
  7. Rose Desrochers
  8. Danielle
  9. Stephen Fung
  10. Home Recording Studio

With traffic coming to your blog and readers taking the time to comment on your posts, I always find it interesting to look at what content receives the most attention in terms of pure visits. The following posts were the most visited posts in December and all of 2007.

Top 10 Visited Posts in December

  1. Being A Better Husband
  2. Treasure Of Photos On StumbleUpon
  3. Famous People Named Derek
  4. Celebrating An Anniversary
  5. 5 Reasons It Sucks To Be Left Handed
  6. Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
  7. Blogging For Money – November 2007
  8. Pictures :: Aftermath of Exploding CD
  9. NoFollow vs. DoFollow
  10. Check This Out Before Staying At A Hotel

Top 10 Visited Posts in 2007

  1. Pictures :: Aftermath of Exploding CD
  2. WTF – Yahoo! News Mentions Starbucks’ Ass Hairs
  3. Being A Better Husband
  4. Text Link Ads To Use TinyURL
  5. Secret To Earning More With AdSense
  6. What To Do After Being Dugg
  7. Speedlinking – 15 Oct 2007
  8. SEO Tools :: Website Keyword Suggestions
  9. Development Playground :: XAMPP
  10. Treasure Of Photos On StumbleUpon

I’d like to say thank you again to each and every one of you for being a part of this community and helping me build this blog to where it stands today. There will be many exciting things taking place in 2008 so be sure to stay tuned and don’t be afraid to speak your mind!
Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Forrest December 31, 2007 at 4:52 pm

Wow … I’ve been speed linked! I’ve read about this new development in blogging a few times; I’m really honored to be worth mentioning. Especially from somebody who’s demonstrated better-than-average taste for photography! Thanks, Derek!

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Stephen December 31, 2007 at 7:52 pm

Nice! I’m in the top 10. Mom always told me I was an also ran πŸ˜† πŸ˜‰

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Ben Yoskovitz December 31, 2007 at 8:22 pm

Derek – Glad I could send you some traffic in December. And I think you did a good job recognizing those that helped you out — that’s pretty cool.

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Rose December 31, 2007 at 8:49 pm

Derek, I enjoyed your blog in 2007 and I will in 2008. A very Happy New Year to you and your family.

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Leo January 1, 2008 at 12:04 am

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

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Home Recording Studio January 1, 2008 at 8:30 am

That was a very nice post. It is always nice to be thanked and doing it so gracefully is particularly appealing. I have enjoyed visiting your site and commenting and shall continue to do so in 2008.
I wish you all the very best for 2008.

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Nicole Price January 1, 2008 at 9:47 am

Hey, Glad to be here. Really enjoy reading your posts. I hope you have a great year and attain both health and wealth.

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Lisa Marie Mary January 1, 2008 at 3:21 pm

What a great way to do a speedlinking post! I enjoyed reading this summary of your community here, Derek!
Happy New Year!! πŸ˜€

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Ling January 1, 2008 at 9:58 pm

That’s some pretty generous linkylove. Hope 2008 is as good for this blog as 2007. I just found this blog a couple of weeks back, so hopefully, I’ll end up on this list next year…

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Male Pattern Baldness January 1, 2008 at 10:55 pm

Thank you derek for thanking all of us here. It’s always great to visit your blog.

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Furniture Store January 2, 2008 at 2:55 am

Thanks for the mention there! And Happy new year!

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Leo January 2, 2008 at 3:09 am

That’s cool that I made it on all your Top 10 lists!
πŸ™‚
Now THAT’S dedication!

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Futon-Matt January 2, 2008 at 9:49 am

Great post, thanks for the link. I made one of the top ten. πŸ™‚
Happy new year.

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designer cufflinks January 2, 2008 at 7:20 pm

Looking forward to read in the new year!
thanks πŸ™‚

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derek January 2, 2008 at 9:23 pm

@Forrest :: You’re welcome, I checked out your site and came across quite a few amazing photos and I am sure I’ll be looking for answers to the many questions I will have as I learn my new camera.
@Stephen :: Lol, you made a top 10 list from one of the 10 most improved bloggers in 2007 (courtesy of Michael Kwan)!
@Ben :: Thank you and I always try my best to give proper recognition as I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of so many people.
@Rose :: Thanks and likewise to you – I know that I haven’t had the time to visit as much as I would like lately but I still check in.
@Leo :: Thanks bud!
@HRS :: You’re welcome and I have to say thanks for becoming such an integral part of the community. You’ve earned the right to use a keyword as your name. πŸ˜‰
@Nicole :: Thanks for the kind words and you’ll know how I do on the health and wealth as I am sure I will be posting about it.
@Lisa :: Thanks for stopping by Lisa and I am glad you enjoyed this recap recognition post.
@Ling :: I like to spread the link love around so be sure to keep coming back for more! πŸ™‚
@FS :: You’re welcome, thanks for becoming part of the community.
@Leo :: You’re the uber-community member, either that or a stalker. πŸ™‚
@Matt :: You’re welcome, hope you can make more of my lists in the future.
@DC :: Thanks, hope to see you around.

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Furniture Stores January 6, 2008 at 6:25 am

Thanks for the metion there!

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