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The Manaiakalani EHSAS cluster is investigatiung student voice and authentic audience. So a major part of our approach is ensuring that our students DO have an audience for their writing....

The Manaiakalani EHSAS cluster is investigatiung student voice and authentic audience. So a major part of our approach is ensuring that our students DO have an audience for their writing.
We have collated and shared some of the things we learned after one year of blogging about how to attract an audience to our students' blogs....

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    • Dorothy Burt
    • Les son sf our rom yea ra s Dorothy Burt
    • Au di en ce If you want an audience you can’t play hide and seek
    • “Measle Maps” Live Trafic Feeds Counters
    • g n i z a t m A n e t n o C Content is king! People will visit if it is of interest to them.
    • Rig ht la tfor m Google Blogger? Edublogs? Wordpress? Wikispaces? Wetpaint? Flickr? Yada yada..... Choose the best one for your purpose....
    • g o l ut B o y a l Appealing, readable (think eyesight and NESB readers
    • Ta g g in g Use logical and consistent tagging
    • taggalaxy.de
    • Use TEX T Google is not yet searching video and photos. Write something!
    • s d r o w y e K Think inverse of searching strategies What keywords will OTHERS be searching for?
    • Use standard English Gangsta, txt, bebo talk, bad spelling/grammar don’t help
    • Cu rr e n t What is current in the media at the moment? Capitalise on it!
    • l at tn ii gr i D tp o o F Leave a link to your blog everywhere you go online
    • Sh ar et Lov he e Hyperlinking rulz. Link to others in your posts.
    • r a bc e d i i S f f a r t Linking to others from your blog sidebar increases your OWN audience.
    • Pa rtic ipa te in con ver sat ions leave comments AND subscribe to the comments RSS
    • sig na t ure Email - the old fashioned way - include your URL
    • y t i v i t c A Post regularly. If something is happening a crowd soon gathers
    • Tra cki ng Follow the links to your blog. Promote with your students.
    • Poi nt o Dif f fer enc e b ea pro ud k iwi
    • k ef ef Gu t s Don’t be afraid to get geeky!
    • s s e n er rt a it Hw T Publicise your updates
    • Replace the red with the URL you want to direct people to <A HREF=quot;mywebpage.htmlquot;>My Web Page</A> Replace the blue with the words you want people to click on Learn some really basic HTML - you can do it :)
    • i t a r o n h c e T Track your own popularity
    • Go An o gl al e yt ic s Embed Google Analytics code in your blog Statistics heaven!
    • ot he r
    • e l i f o r p Who What Where Why What do people see when they click on your profile?
    • Fire fox Avoid Internet Explorer and Safari :(
    • g n i r e t l i F Don’t believe everything you hear about Schoolzone and Watchdog. Your IT person can sort most stu that is being blocked. Talk to your principal.
    • Dorothy Burt Rea d Mo Abo re ut i t! I am slowly creating posts expanding on these ideas at http://manaiakalani.blogspot.com