This is a quick note follow up on Brian Kelly’s blogging session from last week. This site uses WordPress with a kind of half way house between wordpress.com and a local installation – I am lucky enough that my colleagues in some far off basement maintain a shared installation of WordPress. This means it gets backed up and protected but at the same time I can manage the #rdtk_herts instance pretty much as I like and have full control over the look and feel and plugins. Definitely the best of both worlds.
If you are using WordPress, and haven’t already done so, I’d recommend installing a Google Analytics plugin.
We are using the Web Ninja Google Analytics Plugin by Josh Fowler. It is very easy to configure and provides a live view of traffic to your site including ‘today’. For me it brings immediacy and motivation to blog in a way that the more extensive but remote Google Analytics dashboard does not. The composite image here shows the main dashboard view superimposed on our posts management view.
Enough programme engagement – time to do some RDM!