Chris Brogan recently blogged about a “Primer for Blogging“. He argued the case for blogging and as I read down his list, I found myself physically nodding in approval to his advice.
Then, I hit #15. “My best (most popular) posts were the ones I spent the least time writing.”
I pulled up the analytics from my own blog. I know that there are some days where I get a lot of readers and there are some other days, not so much. There sure is one post that noticeably stands out. Right?
Good grief! What happened on that day?
In addition to my sharing of my reading from that day (OTR Links), there was one post – “Digital Citizenship Posters“.
It was a post that I had put together about Edmodo making freely available some posters. I talked about their work and made a suggestion that creating similar posters in the classroom would be a great student activity. The message sure seemed to be popular with 360 hits. As I look back on it, it certainly wasn’t a post that took a great deal of time to write.
Then, I look forward to the lowest number of visitors on June 8. Besides OTR Links, the topic was “This Week in Ontario Edublogs“. This post definitely takes a lot more time to produce. First, there’s all the reading of great Ontario blogging content that I do – whittle it down to one from each group – write and reflect on that post. That’s a big, big time commitment.
So…maybe he’s on to something.