Carrying on my review of each month on the blog, here are the top 10 posts for the month of July: 

West Ham launch new Umbro away kit  
Free ID Badge Creator  
About Chris Kidd  
New National Occupational Standards  
Grunge Textures: over 600 free images  
Apply for Britain’s Got Talent 2009  
DIY bike rack  
Light Live: free resource from Scripture Union  
Euro 2008: Rafael Van der Vaart farts  
Champions League Final kits: Man Utd v Chelsea


Here are the top 10 search terms entered that led to the blog:

west ham new home kit  
new west ham home kit  
chris kidd  
diy bike rack  
national occupational standards for youthwork  
west ham new home kit 2008  
new west ham home kit 2008  
badge creator  
scripture union light live  
west ham kit  
new west ham home kit 2008/09  

It is interesting that I have become such a centre for people interested in the 2008/2009 West Ham kit.  The youth ministry posts in one sense don’t get as much attention as the sport posts – something to think about.

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

0 thoughts on “How to improve this blog?”

  1. I may have more to say that this at a later date (!) but for now I just want to say that it’s your blog Chris and you need to keep it in a way that suits you best. One of the joys for me about reading other people’s blogs is how very different they all are. I love reading yours because it has some of the most random information in it! There’s the useful stuff and the funny stuff and it’s all great. I hope you’re not thinking it’s not spiritual enough are you……….we are allowed to be different and express ourselves in different ways you know ;-}
    See ya soon.
    How’s your wrist/hand?

  2. I would say that your blog is fine that way it is! The only change that I could think of (and I’m being nit-picky here!), is that sometimes you don’t post for a few days, then there is a flurry of 5-10 posts in the space of a few hours. Maybe posting little and often would be better? I realise this will be down to finding a few hours spare is a rarity!

  3. I think it is around a couple of things for me: looking at the statistics it isn’t read much, basically you guys, big Dave and a few others; secondly, I don’t ever go particularly deep – it is a lot of linking to stuff from others, not many original thoughts or experiences, but I guess I am wary of how much you can blog about what happens in my job without it either sounding really boring and/or writing stuff that should probably just stay in a private journal.

    Who knows, any more thoughts are much appreciated.

  4. Well I read you blog and thoroughly enjoy what you write! I dont think you need to go particularly deep to make a blog good. The links you include are really useful and have given me loads to think about or use in my work, especially with the youth – they are things I wouldn’t have found otherwise. Your blog is really different and I love reading it!

  5. Ask yourself the question – why do I blog? The answer should tell you what to blog. To me, it never really mattered who read mine (which is probably why I now write a private one!)I was writing more for myself, some write more for others.
    Personally, I now check in here once a week, reading what strikes me as interesting.

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