5/23/2006

Which Blog Gets The Most Page Views? Not This One. Which Blog Gets A Lot of Page Views? None Of Them.

What I get from this chart comparing daily page views for five education blogs over the past six months is that Education News (not really a blog, but sorta) leads the pack, with Joanne Jacobs right up there. Eduwonk and The Education Wonks seem to be gaining ground -- or maybe the others are declining. This Week In Education trails them all -- not so surprising considering the obviously poor quality of the site, the recent creation of the Chicago schools blog District 299, and all the mechanical flaws (having more than one URL, for example). Or at least, that's what I'm telling myself. None of the blogsites is read very widely -- EdWeek (not shown here) -- outpaces everyone, as you'll see if you plug it (or pretty much anything else) into the Alexa-meter. What do you see? What will it take for education blogs to be more widely read?

5 Comments:

Anonymous Alfred Thompson said...

All it really takes is a culture that takes education seriously and values it as something important. Today it seems that educators, and not even all of them at times, are the only ones who generally take education seriously. Ohe everyone wants there child to get a diploma and maybe even a degree. But an education? That's optional.

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Casey said...

I read your Blog!

1:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read your blog, too.

What will it take for more people to read education blogs - maybe having serious converstions about what is wrong with our system of education, offering serious ways to fix it and then doing it.

Just my two cents worth -- the status quo is clearly not working nor has it been for many, many decades.

Elizabeth

5:10 AM  
Blogger EdWonk said...

Your place is a regular read of ours too!

1:42 AM  
Blogger Jonas Chartock said...

I read it and enjoy it regularly. Please check ours out at the Charter School Policy Institute (www.charterschoolpolicy.org) when you get a sec.

The more people look at education as the key issue of our generation, the more the readership of these blogs will take off. I appreciate that you and the other four you mention are leading the way, and I hope we can be a resource to you in the future.

12:08 PM  

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