Blog: The Most Read Superintendent Blog in the World?


Could it be?

Is it possible?thanks

Surely not.

Well, maybe.

Actually, who knows.

I certainly don’t (add this to the monster list of items I have no clue about).

The world is a pretty big place after all.

But I’ve been thinking (always dangerous).

This little blog now has 500 subscribers.

Over 800 people follow it on Google Reader.

The number of visitors per month is consistently between 15,000 and 25,000.

Yes, I said 25 thousand.

It’s hard to believe.

It’s hard for me to comprehend that educators from all over the world visit to read what I write (even more humbling… think how many people don’t visit).

I’m honored anyone would stop by to check in on Buddy the Dog and the Evil Spawn.

In the last month there have been visitors from all 50 states and 139 countries (finally, you show up Gibraltar and Tanzania).

Readers range from teachers to administrators to college professors to parents and finally my favorite group… educators to be.

So I’m not officially saying this is the #1 Superintendent’s Blog in the World.

But, I am saying… “Thanks”.


10 Responses to “ Blog: The Most Read Superintendent Blog in the World?”

  1. Michelle Howell-Martin
    on Jul 17th, 2011
    @ 2:46 pm

    Congratulations! You entertain us and make us think. Glad Gibraltar and Tanzania could finally join the club!

  2. Tim
    on Jul 17th, 2011
    @ 3:01 pm

    Wow… So when will you be on with Conan or Letterman?

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Tim, I have a face made for radio.

  3. Nathalie
    on Jul 18th, 2011
    @ 10:51 am

    No wonder! Congratulations!
    Your writing is very creative. And you share so much fun with us, I bet you do :)
    Apart from all above your parlance is worth to be imitated by learners of English as a foreign language.
    Not only are your blogs informative, descriptive, reflective, they are also simple and intelligible.
    I like reading you.
    Thank you!

  4. Kelli M
    on Jul 18th, 2011
    @ 10:20 pm

    Of course you are number 1! You rule!
    I love your insights and check in regularly.
    Most leaders I know could take a leaf out of your book…your good humour and willingness to share, be humble and admit confusion is refreshing.
    Congrats from Australia :)

  5. Unklar Klaar
    on Jul 19th, 2011
    @ 5:43 pm

    congrats. are you on Google+ yet? If so, I want you in my circle please.

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Unklar Klaar, I have to be honest… I don’t know what Google + is.

  6. Alfred Thompson
    on Jul 22nd, 2011
    @ 7:36 pm

    Yours is the best superentendent’s blog I read by far. Actually it may be the only one. Maybe. Not sure. No one else stands out though. On my blog I am waiting for a reader from Greenland. That’s my goal. They do have Internet in Greenland don’t they?

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Alfred Thompson, The best one!!!

    The only one!!!

    I’ll take it! Thanks.

  7. Fran
    on Aug 5th, 2011
    @ 7:56 pm

    Nice work!

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