State of the Blog – First 100 Posts

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Good morning, Lead Your School readers. This is the 100th post to the column, so I think this is a good time to review our progress and preview some upcoming improvements.

First, the review:

The 1st post was on Monday, February 16, 2009.

The 100th post is today, Tuesday, April 14, 2009.

It has taken 57 days to reach the 100 post milestone.

The 100 posts are equal to more than 60 pages of single spaced text.

The Top 5 key words have been: Data Use (13); Hyper-monitoring (12); R4 (11); School Improvement (9); and Common Assessments (9)

There have been 29 reader comments. Thank you, and keep it up. This blog will be more useful to all of us as it becomes more of a dialogue, as opposed to a monologue.

There are 44 e-mail subscribers. Again, thank you!

There have been over 1,500 site hits.

I find all of this is incredibly exciting, especially when you consider that just 58 days ago, every number was zero.

Now, for the preview of things that are coming soon:

There will be a new site design.

There will be “Crib Sheets.” These are my personal book study notes that I have used with my staffs and shared with principals for years.

There will be audio files of recent presentations and discussions.
There will be “Tools for Schools.” Products and programs recommended and reviewed by you the active practitioner.
Some blatant self promotion:

First, if you like the site and you haven’t signed up for the e-mail subscription, please do. I find that it’s easier to write to people, than it is to write to web hits.

Second, if you like the site and find it useful, tell three other people. Again, this will be more interesting for everyone as this becomes more of a dialogue.

Finally:

Thank you so much for reading and responding. Who knows what we will discuss in the next 100 posts.

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