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Blog makes two “top 100” lists: Thanks, readers (and CNN)

Posted by James McPherson on November 14, 2008

A couple of days ago my blog ended up on the WordPress Top 100 “growing blogs,” at least as high as number 71 (I only checked because someone had linked from there to my own site). Thanks to a link to CNN and Sarah Palin, yesterday’s post ended up among the top 100 posts of the day.

That’s cool, especially considering that I started this thing as a way of connecting with students and to learn more about the process. To all of you who have boosted the numbers, thank you. As long as it seems people are interested, I’ll keep writing.

4 Responses to “Blog makes two “top 100” lists: Thanks, readers (and CNN)”

  1. Congratulations, Jim. As someone who as followed your blog from its beginning, I’ve enjoyed seeing what you’ve done with it.

  2. Ryan Georgioff said

    Congrats Jim!

    Good to see people are enjoying your blog as much as I do. I think I have read almost every one of your posts since May, and each has been insightful and made me think.

    We should perhaps grab coffee sometime soon? Dine with a Mind is a brilliant program in my opinion.

  3. James McPherson said

    And I’m always up for coffee–send me an email, Ryan, and we can set it up. And Jasmine, since you’re producing the most useful student blog I know of (http://todaysjournalist.wordpress.com/, also linked at right), I appreciate your input on that level. Thanks to both of you.

  4. […] I do get an ego boost on days when readership is up, I certainly don’t write for the attention or the money. If I did, I’d be trying to pen […]

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