I'm really excited because the local college has accepted my proposal to teach a class on blogging for senior citizens. I've entitled it:
Blogwriting for Beginners
Many of my bloggy buddies come from far away, even overseas, so it seemed like an apt title.
I was curious about where visitors to my blog were from, so I installed a widget to show that info. Clearly, some of them are stopping by without commenting; it seems a shame, given how far they've traveled. Here's a sample just from the last half day or so:
Eden Prairie, MN
Madras Tamil, Nadu, India
San Diego, California
Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Wow, huh? I worry these people have come seeking knowledge and I have somehow let them all down. People really should not read without commenting.
Totally superfluous aside:
Thanks to the lijit widget, I also know the top search terms that bring people over here. I'm sure many things cause folks to look at my blog, but the top one is - drumroll, please -
"Mike Rowe naked"
My class will start in April and run for five weeks, once a week for 2 hours. So I need to pack a whole lot of information into a relatively short time. But I think it will get people started down the path of blog enlightenment. I can hardly wait!
If you have any thoughts about what I might include in such a course, I'm all ears. Anything you wish you'd known when you began? Anything you've found particularly fun? Any cautions?