My blog is one of thousands and thousands out there in the internet ether. To me it is wonderfully important. I spend so much time and effort in writing my blogs, saving items that I know will be worthwhile for future posts and commenting on books I have read, videos I have seen and people who I admire.
I am aware that my blog is just a dot in the blogosphere. That means it is important that there is a means to make sure that my posts are picked up on the radar of blog readers out there who are, like me, constantly scanning the sphere for discoveries of a site, once unknown that contains something really worthwhile.
Every now and again I find a real gem. I make sure that I follow the site immediately because, once lost in the “noise” of the blogosphere it may never be found again. I use Twitter links as a way of finding some really good sites and from time to time there are lists that come out which point me to some excellent material.
The other way that I get links to sites is through the inevitable Google search. This major search engine is the reason why I receive so much of the traffic on my own site. Recently I have had a number of hits for my site for some of my older posts (my Poem about Haiti has continued to have a slow but steady following).
Having a WordPress blog ( just another one) I get some really good data on the number of hits my site gets and also what searches brought people to my blog. Yesterday was quite a good day for me… my latest post (Google School) was popular… but there were a number of hits from searches on Google. There were also a number of links used from my posts.
|sarah kay b poem||2|
|are kids getting stupid becasue of technology?||2|
|handwriting key to learning||2|
|short haitian poems||2|
|should school allow mobile phones||1|
|reasons phones should be used in class||1|
|sarah kay spoken poetry||1|
|inspiritational poems for haiti||1|
|sarah kay spoken word||1|
|sarah kay b words||1|
|salman khan video||1|
|greg mortenson idea for pennies for peace||1|
|problems with gaokao||1|
|the world is open curtis bonk||1|
|speech on making a positive contribution||1|
|top 15 ted talks||1|
|why they should allow cell phone in school||1|
|david crystal twitter||1|
|certificate of participation nasa||1|
|the last lecture rhetorical||1|
|how to learn because||1|
|reasons allow cell phones in school||1|
|nyanzasun odenyo review education||1|
|Total views referred by search engines||28|
Your visitors clicked these links on your site.
I find the data fascinating in that it shows just how much we rely on Google and then links within blogs as a source of information. Helping us find a dot, hopefully a useful one, in the universe.