Since they started tracking the stats on the different teachforus blogs about two years ago, I was pleased that this blog was consistently in the top ten. Considering that this site is generally for CMs who are in their first or second years, the musings of forty-one year old one-time TFA hot shot who got exiled fifteen years ago and clawed my way back into the conversation through perseverance and speaking the truth should not be that popular.
But the masses have spoken and according to the most recent post from Teachforus.org, this blog was the #1 most popular site from Jan 1st to July 1st 2011. I don’t know if I should be proud or ashamed (don’t you have anything better to do with your life — you have a wife and two kids, don’t you?), but I’m going to choose ‘proud’ and try to continue doing my best blogging for the next 6 month cycle.
TFA can’t be too thrilled that this site that often calls them out on their false claims, which they link to from their main site (let’s see how long they continue to do that), could be so popular.
I’m also thrilled that mathinaz (#2) and Drinking The Kool Aid (#3) are two of my favorite blogs here which I follow regularly. They’re both math teachers like me, which is interesting.
Anyway, feel free to use the comments to congratulate me and implore me to keep up the good work.