Interesting observation, and probably no surprises for anyone, but blogging on two separate blogs, in the same niche area, has challenges! Meeting your needs, those of your readers and ensuring you don’t develop a multiple personality disorder demands a balancing act! Photo by margolove.
Here’s How I Think I Can Achieve Balance
Cross posting on The Edublogger and this blog is an easy solution but really annoying if you’re a reader of both blogs.
- “How To” tips for blogging e.g. embed widgets and videos, difference between categories and tags
- Engage others, and organisations, in emerging technologies
- Advice on using blogs in an educational context
Also The Edublogger is in it’s infancy with readers range from bloggers starting out to experienced bloggers; needs of newbies and experienced are totally different. I feel it will be impossible to adequately meet the needs of these distinct reader groups initially especially if I’m jumping between blog topics. And yet it also provides my solution to balance:
- The Edublogger initial posts will be “How To” tips — they are my strength and appear to be the community’s primary needs
- This blog will work through topics I need assistance with addressing like advice on using blogs in an educational context
I’ve posted the first “how to” tip on The Edublogger – Getting More Out Of Widgets. My goal was to make the instructions easy for newbies but also helpful for educators looking for “how to’s” for engaging others.
Thanks to all my readers who have provided support and feedback on The Edublogger. I’m trying my best to meet the needs of the community and would love your feedback on my solution. Is there a better solution?
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