It is ten weeks since I revived Wordblog. In that time I have learned a lot about blogging and its relationship to journalism: vital when later this month I meet the new intake of journalism students who will have to work in the new world of journalism. It has also forced me to look in much more detail at the changes in media which are taking place but I am still not sure whether it is a revolution or rather fast evolution.
Wordblog has also renewed contact with old acquaintances and made new ones.
The numbers of visitors and page hits has steadily increased throughout the weeks, with some spikes. The Technorati rank has gone from something over 1,600,000 to 143,471 this morning. I feel satisfied with that but my regard for web statistics has lessened seeing the different figures I can get for Wordblog. According to those from my hosting company, One and One, I have had 11,223 visitors and 26,056 page hits this month, but I have no idea if this is accurate.
I am now sure I will continue. A pattern of work has been established — getting up early to blog — and I think that can survive the start of the new term.