Archive for February, 2011

Building Readership

As the Teacher Challenge comes to a close, the final activity involves building blog readership.  Following is a brainstorm/journal considering what I need to do in order to build my own readership.

  • Be Brave.  For some reason I am quite self-conscious about announcing my blogs on Twitter/Facebook.  This is the most important step for me to gain some readers!
  • Be a More Active Reader.  I have a small handful of blogs that I follow seriously.  I should do more commenting on these blogs and use some of their posts as starting points for my own post ideas.
  • Read More Blogs. Upping the number of blogs I follow would probably make me a more rounded blogger, which in turn would help me to come up with ideas for my own posts.
  • Add More Pictures/Media.  Enough Said.
  • Network, Network, Network!

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Book Review: The Art of Deception – Ridley Pearson

I just finished The Art of Deception by Ridley Pearson. I thought the first half of the book was really good — It grabbed my attention quickly and I didnt want to put it down. Then, about at the halfway point, I felt like there was too much going on, too many stories in one book. All of a sudden I had lost interest, and had a hard time finishing the book. I think The Art of Deception is just one of several books that follow the characters Lou Boldt and Daphne Mathews. This would explain why I felt like there were several stories to follow in one. All in all, Im glad I read the book; I just wish the story would have been a little more focused. ** Image from

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