There are probably a lot of ways to do this but I think that it’s the responsible thing to do when you’re a blogger. You need to keep tabs on what’s happening on and around the blog.
WordPress has created a Google Chrome extension that does a nice job of that.
Once installed, it just sits in the browser and checks for any activity. If something happens, a little badge with the number of events appears on the icon. That’s a visual to let you know that something has happened.
Prior to this, I would admit that it might be a while between checks to the WordPress dashboard. Now, it’s addictive to look and hope to see a notification!
But, there’s more than just that.
The extension includes a “Press This” button if you’re interested in blogging on a particular page. Plus, if you visit another blog, you’ve got the option to follow that it right in the extension.
If you’re a Chrome user, it’s a very useful extension to have. Download it here.
I keep thinking that I would go in and add all the Ontario Educational Bloggers to it but that list has grown so much, it would take a Herculean effort. But, if I was having a class full of students blogging, I should be able to monitor everything right in one spot while I go about everything else that I’m doing on the web.