The original blog, a log. In this case the log book of a fledgling RAF Fighter Pilot during the First World War. My grandfather in fact. When he transferred from the Machine Gun Corps he was going to the Royal Flying Corps. His skill with a machine-gun, this time in the air, was as much in demand, as his aptitude for engines (his father was a former headcoachman/chauffeur). It helps to have something of interest to write about. Do you?
Achieving a thousand page views for a blog per day takes time if your content is all you’ve got; I’d like to get others up to 10 per day, then a 100; it grows on you.
A thousand takes a year, a decade ago it took a couple of weeks. You had to know what to write, and where to write it. What’s changed?
Here the interest is clear. How are you getting on with your course? What motivates you to keep going? And especially share when you are stumped and about to throw in the towel.
We’ve all been there.
My mistake a decade ago was to do exactly this …
Have reasons to stop, so simply cut off the water. I said nothing to The OU or anyone. I just stopped. Had I shared my dire straits I know the community would have given me a reality check and put me back on my feet.
Some of the blogs featured in my student blog here achieve 10k, even 20k a day. Though these are highly commercialised, linked to the hilt and featured in national and international press.
Andrew Sullivan is the million views a month man.
The ONE thing they all do is so, so, easy to achieve.
Every day. Something. A picture and comment will do. What’s that expression, ‘a penny for your thoughts’ that’s all they do some days. If you want tips on putting pics in here ask, it took me a few months to figure it out … then do something quicker and easier.
Other days of course these mega-bloggers come in with serious commentary and opinion, they take a stance. These are NOT academics, they are citizen journalists with an opinion, a point of view, even a political, cultural, or religious bias. But you know where they stand. That’s the point. It helps to know that you strongly agree, or strongly disagree with these people.
This is where academics stumble, or rather sit on the fence. Academics can’t debate, it is like watching toothless geriatrics argue over a chicken wing that they know neither can bite into.