September has been another huge month on the blog . Firstly I managed to crack 15,000 hits on the blog. Considering I only managed 5,000 hits in the first half of the year, there has been a definte pick up in the last few months. Attending events like educamps and nethui have been a real boon for readership and I’m currently averaging about 1,000 hits a week.
The NZEI for Student and Beginning Teacher Facebook page decided to give the blog some linky love which resulted in a massive surge of visitors. I’m not sure how many of them have returned but it was nice to have recognition.
Another source of traffic to this blog has come through potential employers checking out the blog. I’m always bit sheepish when someone starts talking to me about the blog in real life, most because I’m cringing at the bad writing I know is lurking in the archives. I guess that’s the point, I’m supposed to show progress, and the work seems to have paid off as I’ve secured work for next year which is awesome.
So onwards to the stats:
Page Loads: 4334 (144 hits a day)
Biggest day: September 30 (312 hits) though I had another big day September 12 (308 hits) after the NZEI linky love.
Most commented on post: I was stunned by how many supportive and wonderful comments I had from my How Twitter helped me land my first teaching job! and The challenge of teaching literacy when you have #dyslexia posts. Yah for having an awesome online community to be a part of!
Top 5 most popular posts (in order of popularity):
- How Twitter helped me land my first teaching job! (295 hits)
- Graduating Teacher Standards – E portfolio (270 hits)
- The challenge of teaching literacy when you have #dyslexia (213 hits)
- Should students call teachers by their first names? (199 hits)
- My first teaching job interview was a group one – and I loved it! (173 hits)
Coming up in October:
- Assignments, assignments and just for fun, more assignments.
- Hopefully this blog with crack 20,000 hits!
- Exam stress