Believe it or not, yesterday was the second anniversary of this blog and the 230th post I’ve written since the blog began on October 18, 2006.
I began the blog two years ago with the idea that it would be a way for me to try out ideas I have about teaching, history education, and digital media and would be a way for me communicate with both peers and with my students. I did not expect that very many people would be interested in what I had to say–at first I was really using the blog as a way to force myself to get some ideas down on paper (pixels in this case) so that they might have a more concrete existence than just energy pulses in my brain.
To my surprise, edwired has grown an audience. Since May 1, 2008 the blog has had more than 56,000 visits. Given the way our logs count visitors, the more relevant data is that the unique visitor count each month for the past six is averaging around 5,800–a much better gauge of the size of the audience.
In honor of this birthday, I’ve changed the sidebar just a bit, deleting the monthly archive links and putting in links to