Steve Dembo has just written a post on “when does the average person become an expert?” I read this with great interest. When I started blogging, I really had no idea what I was in for nor what I was actually doing!! For months, my biggest audience was on the first day, when I first registered for a wordpress blog. People out there must just wait with nothing else to do but read the any newcomer’s blogs. I did not even write a post that day.
Now, I love using the blog stats, reading any comments that come my way and knowing that people will read work that I have written. A blog was commenced with no real purpose except for spasmodic journal entries.
My audience (it is not a large one, but a treasured one) now includes:-
- staff at my school. All staff at school know that I blog, many read it and comment (and I treasure those comments, often more than those coming globally). They too, are now getting those dots on the clustr maps and the cycle continues. Now, I love using the blog stats, reading any comments that come my way and knowing that people will read work that I have written.
- my students. I am often intrigued that students will read my work and that of other staff. Some posts are designed especially for them and for lesson topics but many are not. At times, they are required to comment back on post prompts, but I love it if they do it voluntarily.
- other students. I love it when students from other schools on a national and global level, actively come visiting and commenting egHey,
That is a really good explanation on what a blog is, If I didn’t know I sure would find out by reading that post!Lisa
- and finally my husband. Last night I wondered what my husband was doing on the computer and what he was reading so intently. It was my blog!! He was actually looking at it and then commenting verbally after 10 months of my working on it. Maybe one day I will get a written comment from him!!
As a postscript, I remember that lizbdavis somewhere wrote on a Fame I want to live forever, and I have just found it so select this link to follow the discussion on classroom20.com