Monday, January 21, 2008

Creating an audience

Reading a post on one of the blogs for the EVO session Social Media in English Language Teaching, I came across this:
I have used blogs, wikis, 43 places and things to some extent and I enjoy using them, however, I have not had much luck in creating any communities or an audience for what I have added to these platforms.
Creating an audience is a challenge for a new blogger. I remember my early days and not even being sure I wanted an audience, much less having a clue about how to develop one. With time, though, an audience developed.

It seems to me to be a question of commenting on the blogs of other people who share your interests (or not). I can't think of any other reason that most of you are reading this -- assuming you are. But maybe there is more involved. What advice would you give new bloggers?


Nathan Lowell said...

Seems to me like every blogger starts with an audience of one. The degree to which that audience is satisfied holds a direct relationship to the probability of that audience's expansion. One might even presume a causal relationship.

Gabriela Sellart said...

Strange to discover people read what you write, and some of them even come back! When I discovered that I felt terrified. It is a great responsibility. But it's so rewarding.
I would tell new bloggers to get into conversations. Isn't it what this is all about?