I love ToonDoo and the kids I have shown it love it too !! A blog that I subscribe to is whatedsaid and Edna often uses ToonDoos to very cleverly explain or illustrate her points. This week I added a map to my blog as a bit of fun and I am intrigued by the statisitics it is showing. The dots started appearing in places I could not have imagined. So I rigged it and asked my sister in Western Australia to visit the site and guess what? No dot. Are the statistics reliable? Not really earth shatteringly important, but interesting .
I wondered about audience, and decided that we do need an audience. Jenny Luca says that she values the feedback that she gets allbeit small, despite a large number of readers. There was a statistic somewhere that says 1% contribute new content, 9% add to others content and the remaining 90% lurk (follow but do not contribute) .
The idea of having students blog is that it gives them an authentic audience – they are writing for more people than just their school, I guess the same applies to adults, but it takes a while longer to think we have something that others will want to read.