Irish School Blogs – How to improve your blog

Day 29. Street Photography (1 of 7)
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This week I wrote about how Irish teachers

can find an audience for their class blogs.

You can read Part One here 

and Part Two here.


Entering a competition like the Irish 

Junior Spider Awards is a very valuable exercise

and one I would recommend.

Reviewing your class blog with the criteria 

from the Junior Spider Awards in mind

is an excellent self improvement exercise.


In the same way the bi annual 

Edublogs Student Blogging Challenge

can help you develop your blog

and put you in touch with schools

all over the globe.


It is conducted over ten weeks.

Here are the Frequently Asked Questions

about the Edublogs Student Blogging Challenge.


The next blogging Challenge is in September

and you can sign up now.


Last March there was only one Irish participant

and to date no one from Ireland has signed up this time.


Our experience was that as a result of participating

last March, we made contact with many schools from

all over USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand.


In The Beginning
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Asking someone to do a simple ‘audit’ your blog.

is a simple but effective way of

discovering ways to improve your blog.

Ask your ‘auditor’, their  first impressions, 

what they found interesting

and what they found distracting?

You might observe them as they navigate your blog

and ask them how you might better it.

In this way you may get more insights as to how improvements might be made.

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