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on new visitors

Welcome, new readers from across the blog-0-sphere!

I was going to just try blogging again without mentioning the drastic changes that have happened to my little blog, but it turned out that just ended with three draft posts and a lot of nothing finished.  Because things have changed with my wee blog, and the changes are exciting, and pretending all is the same seems a little foolish (and it’s leading to writer’s block).

It seems a little post I posted last weekend about grading went, as the hip kids say, viral this week.  I can’t tell you how exciting it is to discover that people stumbled upon my funny little musing and thought it special enough to share with their friends and colleagues.  It has been a real treat!  Seeing the number of visitors and commenters grow has been absolutely thrilling, but also a little scary.  What will I post next?  Will I be funny enough?  Was my little golden post a one-off?  I have a touch of performance anxiety, so to speak.

So I thought I would write this tonight, and welcome you all, and thank you for popping by.  And tomorrow, I’ll try blogging again, and try to feel a little less self-concious and a little less awestruck over the idea of people actually reading what I write.

Growing pains.  I’ve got ‘em.  But what a delightful problem to have!


11 Responses to “on new visitors”

  1. Hi Doc, Thought I should add a comment so that you knew you had another visitor… this time from Oz (it’s been a beautiful Sunday in Sydney!). Your “5 stages of grading” hit another mail list today and has sparked quite a bit of interest! It is the dirty end of our school year here so the popularity of your post is either that it resonates strongly or that teachers are good at avoiding grading by surfing the net!?! Your blog is enjoyable on lots of levels so stay inspired… but not overwhelmed! Regards, Deb

    Posted by Deb | October 17, 2010, 1:07 am
  2. thanks Dr. B! i’m about to start an all night marking marathon…… nice to hear that i am not alone in my angst. looking forward to the next post!

    Posted by hokeypokeygirl | October 17, 2010, 3:04 am
  3. Just keep on keepin’ on–we’re here because we like what you’re doing!

    And that was a great post, by the way–you shared it just in time to meet the procrastination needs of countless grad students dealing with grading their first sets of midterms and papers. ;)

    Posted by Kristi | October 17, 2010, 3:50 am
  4. Luckily every post doesn’t have to be brilliant, just some fraction. :) Looking forward!

    Posted by Nicole | October 17, 2010, 12:36 pm
  5. Congrats on your increased readership! As one of your new followers, I’m glad you wrote this welcome post.

    So now, you just need to be really really really funny every time you post something. And insightful. And timely. No pressure.

    Posted by Didactic Pirate | October 17, 2010, 1:33 pm
  6. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I too am a relatively new instructor having moved from the active nursing field to instructing a couple of years ago. I can so relate to both the angst and joys of teaching that you share with such eloquence. Of course, the response that included a few reasons why student penmanship is so deplorable also made me laugh out loud at 0500 in the morning when I should have been grading but was reading your blog instead!

    Posted by Dwelling55 | December 10, 2010, 7:49 am

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