No, not me … (yet!), but Jason Kaneshiro He’s makes several points, ones that I think that we can all identify with. The first point “Nobody reads my blog” is an interesting point.
When I first started my blog, I wasn’t really expecting anyone to read it, I’d decided to use it for my own purposes. Perhaps I’m not really egotistical enough to have a blog? I saw blogging, however, as a way of enabling me to draw together ideas; I was hoping that at least (some of!) my students might read it.
Over the years that it’s been running, I’ve not had that many as many comments as Jason, though askimet has removed more spam than it has from his blog. The comments I’ve had, though, are generally worth reading. So far, no nasties.
The other day, I installed Google Analytics – and was amazed at the traffic that the site’s getting! I’ve now removed the PCs that I use most of the time from the list. On the assumption that the 18% of traffic originating from Portsmouth is me, that still leaves over 80% of nearly 200 visits since Monday as other people! That’s if you’re reading this on my “main” blog. If you’re reading it on the Eduspaces mirror, I’ve only just installed the tracking there; I’ll be interested to see which gets more traffic, as my gut feeling is that it’s this one.
Is knowing the fact that far more people than I’d ever imagined reading this going to make a difference. I hope not. Is knowing that I have readers around the world going to make a difference. Again, I hope not (though I might try to work out who they are when I start to think about my next travels!)
Via Stephen Downes