January 2, 2012

Top 10 Hits and Misses for 2011

hits and misses

Top 10 hits and misses for 2011

This marks my one year anniversary for the blog that is my aggregation of all the blogs I webmaster for. I didn’t expect much because I don’t promote it. It’s used as a location potential agents, publishers, clients can get an overview of what I’ve written. As a result, I’m curious to see which of the many threads drew the most readers.

Here are the top 10 posts for the year 2011:

  1. Click the Square; Create Music (my tech blog)
  2. How Did Homo erectus Differ as a Species 800,000 ya? (my science blog)
  3. My Character is Sick–How to Show (Not Tell) Some Illnesses (my writer’s blog)
  4. Eleven Top Naval Battles (my USNA blog)
  5. Book Reviews (aggregation of all 4 blogs)
  6. How to Prepare for the Congressional Interview–Part I (USNA blog)
  7. 10 Uses for Metamaterials. Beyond Star Trek. Way Beyond Harry Potter. (science blog)
  8. 19 Free Posters For Your Tech Lab (tech blog)
  9. Organize Your Teaching With Wikis (tech blog)
  10. Weekend Websites #39: Big Huge Labs (tech blog)

Ask a Tech Teacher got the most views, though not resoundingly. I like that the Book Reviews came in #5. I love writing those, but they don’t seem to get as much traffic as other posts.

Here are the bottom 10 posts for the year 2011:

  1. Writers Tips #80: Strunk and White’s Reminders (writers blog)
  2. #112: 10 Ways Twitter Makes You a Better Writer (tech blog)
  3. Writers Tip #62: It’s Not What Happens. It’s Your Character’s Reaction That Matters (writers blog)
  4. The Questionable Future of Agents and Publishers (writing blog)
  5. Great Quotes About the Evolution of Man (science blog)
  6. Some Scientist Stole My Storyline (science blog)
  7. Weekend Website #80: Sponges for Classroom–by topic (tech blog)
  8. Writers Tip #85: A Writer’s 10 Commandments (writers blog)
  9. How to Find Reliable Internet Sources (tech blog)
  10. How to Hook Agents–SCWC (writers blog)

I’d love to hear which you liked best/worst as feedback for the upcoming year.

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and author of two technology training books for middle school. She wrote Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a tech columnist for Examiner.comEditorial Review Board member for ISTE’s Journal for Computing TeachersIMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s seeking representation for a techno-thriller Any suggestions? Contact Jacqui at her writing office, WordDreams, or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. The sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days, will be out this summer. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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