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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Education Matters is one year old today

In the last year the blog has had 129 thousand hits, sort of impressive when you consider 106 thousand of them have occurred since January first. Last July there were 903 hits total while in March there were over 26,000.

People from dozens of countries have visited the site and read it’s nearly 1300 entries.

The blog started out as completely original content but I learned there are so many great stories out there that don’t always make it to Jacksonville so I started to repost from other blogs and various news services.

There are still about 400 original posts that came from me and about a dozen other local contributors.

One of the neat things about Education Matters is it is linked to the Times Union site opening up readership by about a third. It has also been linked to the Atlantic and Buzzflash, two national sites as well as being linked to a dozen or so education blogs throughout the country.

The most popular referring site was google and the most popular URL was

The two most popular blogs had to do with Rick Scott surprisingly enough as the blogs focus changed slightly to include information about issues related to education. Like him or hate him Rick Scott for the last few months has been a central player with Florida’s education issues.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on a successful and productive first year!

    Keep up the excellent work.

    In solidarity,
    Modern School