One small tweet for man; one giant leap for education!
Today, I celebrate my ONE MILLIONTH read on my very own blog. In the shameless self-congratulatory post, I aim to offer an insight into how I’ve managed to achieve such a feat, in less than 18 months. If you want to know how I have managed to do this, then go straight here!
Blogging and tweeting can be an amazing journey for anyone who embarks on this journey. I too, once gained my very first follower on Twitter in 2008; then in 2010 on via my professional Twitter account. Since December 2013, I have gained another 9,000 follower pushing my readership up to a staggering 50,000!
For me, blogging started way back yonder in 2010, when, after a relatively short period of tweeting happily away to myself and a few others professionally, I decided to start-up my own blog and published my first blogpost. My inspiration for doing so, was originally writing about this and then this. In fact, it was originally over here I started my @TeacherToolkit blog, before moving all my content over to this blog, where you are now reading.
ONE MILLION reads!
There have been many highs and lows in my blogging life and it is wonderful to look back on 2012 and 2013. Blogging gives you a wonderful platform to recollect all your own educational experiences in one place. Whether or not anybody is reading this, it is a great source of reflection and this should be your sole aim.
It is frightening when you look at all the reader-red spots on this map.
‘What I wish I knew before I started blogging?
There is a great article about what I wish I knew before I started blogging:
“Blogging is a long-term investment. Success isn’t going to happen overnight, and blogging isn’t going to give you a quick win. It takes time to get indexed in search engines, get discovered by the audience you’re trying to attract, climb the rankings, and build up a dedicated following of readers.”
10 key blogging rules and reminders:
- Success does not happen instantly. It takes hard work! Click the image below, to get access to my top-10 blogger tips; strategies and secrets.
- There will always be something to blog about. My most popular blogs and pages are shown below.
- Use social media tools to get your life back. I manage 11 Twitter accounts! It’s like having a #CynosuralAddiction!
Blogging has opened many doors for me. From visiting the House of Commons, to being asked by Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd. to write my first book. I have now signed contracts to write another two books on education. You too can achieve this! There is a current online trend for publishers to source those that blog online. Blogging also leads to various digital awards …
These are always a lovely recognition – even though not your sole purpose – when writing and sharing your views.
I really do believe, that you too (reading this), can do the same … You can find out how I do all this, by delving deeper into my blogging journey below. I have shared 4 or 5 of the slides above in this 70-slideshow Powerpoint presentation which offers an insight into my social-media approach. I offer my blogging tips (for even the seasoned blogger) and strategies for developing your own online identity; using many social-media platforms to create a genuine worldwide readership.
Have a little patience:
So, if you’re starting out on blogging, have patience and give it time. One of the common personality flaws of bloggers, is impatience… One small tweet for man; will lead to one average blog for your community; and hopefully end in one giant leap for education!
Thank you for reading @TeacherToolkit. Now, where’s that bottle?