My previous post was only my 5th on this site. I have not written anything special nor have I done anything different from my previous posts. I have promoted it in the same way. Although I’m not blogging for the numbers and hits on my site I have been fascinated today with the response I have had to this post.
The topic is one I have been pondering for quite some time and I felt this was the time to get it out. So out it came. I felt I had gone against almost all the ‘Blogging rules’ of, spontaneity, including images to support the text, (I did include) quotes to back up my arguments, and not drafting or rephrasing – I wrote the post and read it 5 times over the past week before pressing “PUBLISH”. All that I felt I did correctly was to have, as Steve Wheeler suggests in this post,
A good, snappy title… provocative or intriguing. They hold a promise that draws your readers in.
This is what I promoted and the stats on my blog tell the story, I went from approximately [and I aplolgize for this, I am not blogging for the numbers] 150 for a period of 3 months since I began this blog to today; I have had about 140 views since this posting about 36 hours ago. This is a phenomenal number, all things considered.
My blog represents me not as an edited professional voice, but as a human being struggling to express ideas, thoughts, reactions, dreams, and general b.s. via a means that uncompromisingly allows for the immediate feedback of strangers and fellow wanderers.
I can only explain this attention to the title of the post and the impact it had on the inquisitive minds of educators. Thank you to everyone who read my post I hope yo continue to enjoy my writing. I am at the very beginning of this journey, although I should have started this a long time ago, and am looking forward to where it will lead me.
In addition to my reflections on this posts and my writing I’m interested to know:
- Has this been the experience of others or just something I have encountered?
- What is your most popular post title?
I look forward to hearing about your experiences.