Blog stats

Wow! Since I sent out my invitation yesterday my blog stats have gone from 30 views a day up to 98 for today!. Woutv suggested placing the blog stats for Hoi Gagarin on view. I didn’t think I had much to show but now I’ve changed my mind. So Woutv, I’m taking your advice and publishing the blog stats. WordPress has a handy widget for this too.

I sent the invite as a way of introducing my blog to other SPOETNIKERS and to establish contact in preparation for a chat session. I’ve not had much success with the chat – most people have responded by taking a look at the blog, leaving a comment or replying to my e-mail. These methods of communicating are apparently easier for most of us than chatting is.

The lesson I’ve learned? A little direct advertising does wonders for the promotion of your blog!

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Comment & chat

This evening I took a little time browsing in the list of blogs on SPOETNIK – there are so many! I ended up picking a few at random and leaving some comments on the posts that I liked. The mix of personal and professional content made it really interesting reading.

I’ve started on SPOETNIK’s exercise for week 4 which is all about chat. We use Chatfone at the UB EUR for chat with our library users – or we did until recently. We’ve not been able to use Chatfone for a few days now so this is a good time to experiment with alternatives. I’ve been reading the information on Meebome. It looks pretty good. I’ll fit it into my blog to play with it. This should be pretty easy to do in WordPress as Meebo is one of the widgets available in the set of standard widgets for blinging one’s blog.