Happy Anniversary

It has now been one year since we started Jay P. Greene’s Blog: With Help From Some Friends.  With no more than an investment of $15 for domain registration and some time from Matt, Greg, and me, I think we’ve done pretty well over the last year.

We’ve written 507 posts and received 2,184 comments.  The site has been viewed a total of 121,567 times (and that doesn’t include us obsessively checking for new comments).  Readership started out slow but is now around 13,000 per month. 

According to Technorati, JPGB is one of the more influential blogs devoted to education policy.  JPGB has an authority rating of 100, which is a measure of the number of other blogs linking to our site in the last 90 days.  The more blogs that link to a site the more “authority” it is said to have.  As you can see in the list below, JPGB has a  Technorati authority rating that trails Joanne Jacobs and Eduwonk, but leads most other education policy blogs.

  1. Joanne Jacobs     194
  2. Eduwonk      148
  3. Jay P. Greene     100
  4. Bridging Differences     98
  5. Flypaper     97
  6. Core Knowledge     95
  7. The Quick and the Ed     93
  8. Ed Week’s Politics K-12    89
  9. This Week in Education     85
  10. Edwize     74 (most recent available)
  11. Matthew K. Tabor     65
  12. D-Ed Reckoning     51
  13. Edspresso     50
  14. Sherman Dorn     49
  15. CF Policyblog     31
  16. Ed Week’s NCLB Act II     31
  17. Education Intelligence Agency     22
  18. Swift and Change Able     20
  19. Ed is Watching   14
  20. Reason — Out of Control     13

But our goal has never been to maximize readership.  Mostly, we just wanted a platform to express our views directly to others who wanted to see those views.  With more than 500 posts, more than 2,000 comments, and hundreds of links from other sites, we ‘ve clearly succeeded.

A close second goal for the blog has been to have an outlet for amusing ourselves and each other.  At that we have also clearly succeeded.  I’ve had a great time working with Greg and Matt.  Thanks for a great year!

4 Responses to Happy Anniversary

  1. […] to Jay Greene’s evaluation of the Technorati authority ratings (which measures the number of blogs providing inbound links in […]

  2. Matthewladner says:

  3. I’m not sure if it counts as an education policy blog or an education news site, like Ed Week, but Gotham Schools (http://gothamschools.org/ ) featuring Elizabeth Green has a Technorati authority rating of 138. And that site began only a few months ago. It’s a fantastic source.

    Elizabeth should force Greg to change his declaration that Mike Antonucci is the last remaining education investigative reporter.

    • Greg Forster says:

      Oh, not quite. I call him America’s Last Education LABOR Reporter. Green is an education policy reporter. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

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