One year ago today, September 19, 2007, this blog was born into the online world.
At the time I launched it I wasn’t really sure what to expect or how this experiment would play out. Overall, I have enjoyed writing this blog, though I certainly wish I was able to contribute to it more regularly.
However, my philosophy is “quality over quantity.” I would rather wait to post something substantive than just add more noise to the already overloaded Internet. Hopefully the posts I’ve made have, in some way, contributed positively to the individuals who have read them and, perhaps to the larger academic community.
Statistically speaking, here is some basic info about the blog:
- Total views: 7,169
- Busiest day: 126 — Wednesday, January 23, 2008
- Views today: 14
- Posts: 38
- Comments: 34
- Categories: 16
- Tags: 858
Developing this blog has been educational and inspirational — I find myself constantly looking for information to distribute or knowledge to share using it.
I have used it twice as an educational repository and tool: once for an English class at DeVry University and another time for my UCSB Extension course. Both times enabled me, and my students, to explore the power of blogging on multiple levels. I hope to continue contributing to it and finding unique and clever ways to leverage the technology.
Speaking of which, WordPress is an amazing tool — bravo to those who make it all work. I have never before experienced such a seamless and mutlifaceted web-based content management system. Using WordPress has definitely been a significant part of why my first year blogging was so positive.
In any case, I am looking forward to “year two” and outdoing my effort in “year one!”