The EdBlog of the Week Project is being created to highlight education bloggers. Voters will choose a favorite blog each week in a survey and then it will be announced on Tuesdays at Edchat. For the remainder of each week, I will send out messages on Twitter promoting the selected blog with the goal that we share it as much as possible. You can help support the #edblog of the week in a series of ways and only as much as you feel comfortable.
Whether you see the Edblog of the Week announced live on Tuesday in Edchat, or later in the week, please take a moment and support them:
- Subscribe to their blog – It may help to create a folder in your reader called #edblog and save all the EdBlog’s in one place
- Read at least one of their recent posts
- Comment if you can – This will help push the conversation forward but it does take time to comment so don’t feel obligated the moment you sign up for their blog. You will have plenty of time to go back and comment later when new posts shows up in your feed reader
- Retweet the EdBlog when you see it come across the TwitterStream, maybe even post the blog on another social network? Our goal is to get a lot of people to subscribe and read the blog on a regular basis
- Use the hashtag #edblog to make it easy for others to follow the conversation each week
Subscribe, Read, Retweet. Comment if you have time or feel the need. You might even take a second to contact the blogger directly thanking them for their work.
Let’s promote thought, innovation, information sharing and support the time it takes all of us to contribute to our chosen field.
Stay Tuned: The first Edblog of the Week survey will be released later today.
Update: I changed some of the original terminology of this blog. I want to thank Chris Craft and David Jakes for suggesting we don’t use winners and losers (as if in a contest, which was never the intent of showcasing blogs) in the edublogger discussion.