Two years ago today, I published my first blog post here on Hack Education.
At the time, I was a technology blogger for ReadWriteWeb, feeling intensely frustrated that I was admonished for wanting to write about ed-tech. “No one cares,” the editors said. “Not enough pageviews.” So I bought this domain and figured I’d just cover the topic here.
In the past two years, I’ve written 670-some-odd posts and according to Google Analytics, I’ve had over 750,000 page views. Not too shabby for a brand new blog on a topic that nobody cares about by a writer that nobody knows.
My top 10 posts
1. Codecademy and the Future of Not Learning to Code
2. The Wrath Against Khan: Why Some Educators Are Questioning Khan Academy
3. Khan Academy Gets $5 Million To Expand Faculty and Build a Physical School
4. University of Phoenix Enrollment Down 42%
5. The Failure of One Laptop per Child
6. The Top 10 Ed-Tech Startups of 2011
7. Apple and the Textbook Counter-Revolution
8. Google to Shut Down Android App Inventor
9. With 4 New Products, Kno Finally Looks Like a Contender
10. Android App Inventor Open Sourced, Code Released
Most keyword searches that get visitors to this site involve some variation of Codecademy or Khan Academy. Other than organic search, most folks have found Hack Education through clicking on a link via Twitter, Hacker News or Reddit.
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Thank you, readers
I’m thrilled beyond belief that people have found me, whatever they’ve searched for or clicked on to get here. I’m thrilled people actually read this blog, because I love writing it. Despite the traffic (regardless of the traffic), this will remain a place for me to rant and rave; to stew and chew on learning theories, tools, and practices; to be contrarian, loud, and fearless.