Introduction to building an audience

The anticipation of other people reading posts appears to be a key motivator for pupils. But as a new class blog will have no visitors to read it or make comments, it is important to generate valuable visitors and comments before pupils lose interest. This section features practical suggestions for doing just this .

Video summary
Jack tells us that children like to write something when they know that someone is going to read it. He explains that pupils often promote their blog to family and friends. However, there is also a certain amount of promotion that needs to be done by the class teacher.

Children write because they know their writing is going to be read and so it is important for them to see people coming and visitingJack Sloan