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1168829_dialog_about__flowersI spent Saturday morning playing catchup with a lot of work that I had allowed to pile up. One of the things I did was to move the graphic I received from Eric up to the top of my sidebar. I also added some new graphics and removed some information

If you haven’t looked at the main page on my blog, click on this post in your reader, click on Home at the top of my blog, and leave me some feedback about the graphics and stuff I added.

I know that I have a handful of readers who frequently leave comments on here. You guys are awesome! I also know that I have a small army of readers who have never left a comment. You’re awesome too, but could be way awesomer if you left me a comment. It doesn’t have to be long. Just click on this post, look at the home page, come back to this post, and comment right here on the design. Here are some ideas…

  • Tell me something you like
  • Tell me something you don’t like
  • Ask me to link to your blog
  • Tell me why you read my blog
  • Tell me why you don’t read my blog
  • Offer suggestions for future topics
  • Offer to write a guest blog post sometimes in the next six weeks
  • Ask for my address so you can send me money
  • Just tell me you like the blog

Again, it doesn’t have to be anything major (I accept checks, cashiers checks, and money orders). I want to know you’re alive.

Joel Wagner
Joel Wagner (<strong><a href="">@sywtt</a></strong>) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. <strong><a href="">So You Want To Teach?</a></strong> is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.

4 thoughts on “Reader Feedback

  1. You can get free user behavior-tracking, including heatmap analysis, from It’s awesome – it gives you a visual representation of how users behave on your site. You’ll identify ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ spots on your layout, etc. It’s a tool I wish I’d made use of long ago.

    It takes about 1,000 visitors to get enough data to make solid conclusions, but it’s the closest thing you can get to being able to look over a reader’s shoulder.

  2. Hey everyone, Joel would like your feedback. He’s a really nice guy, and he really cares about teaching. So would you please be so kind?

    I think we all have two types of readers. Bloggers and non-bloggers. Other bloggers tend to comment while the non-bloggers do not. The bloggers are trying to make the blog a social experience while the non-blogger is seeking information and wants anonymity.

    Non-bloggers let me know if I’m wrong ;)

    Good Luck, Joel!

  3. Hello! I’m a frequent reader and this is my first comment on your site. I read your blog to gain better insight on how to be the best teacher ever! I really like the way that the site is organized and the site truly lives up to its mantra: education for educators.

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