200 posts and you keep coming back for more!
After three years of blogging, I’m approaching the 200-post mark. While there’s plenty of life in me yet and I feel like I have more than ever to write about, I do want my 200th post to be something of a celebration of my fellow teachers’ blogging. In fact, this post will serve a double purpose, as it will also serve as the 31st edition of the wonderful ESL Blog Carnival, created by Larry Ferlazzo.
Over the course of the three plus years that this blog has been going, I’ve made so many new friends, a lot of whom I now know in ‘real life’. I’ve presented at more conferences than I ever would have pre-blogging, I’ve done more research, I’ve worked harder and, if my students are a decent gauge, I’ve become a better teacher. I put a great deal of this down to this blog giving me the motivation of wanting to commit myself to my teaching in a way that I didn’t before I started writing here. If you’re one of the people who has read anything I’ve written, you are part of the reason I’m a better teacher now than I was before I started this project. Consequently, I want to say thanks as my blog approaches this little milestone.
Basically, I want my 200th post to be a celebration of your blogs. So, do me a favour and tell me what you’ve been writing about recently. One thing that makes me unhappy is that I don’t have the time to do the rounds and comment on as many other blogs as I’d like. So, let me take this chance to find out what you’ve been up to.
Please, leave a link to a post you’ve written recently that you’re really proud of; I promise to drop by, read it, comment on it, and link to it in my 200th post / November Blog Carnival extravaganza (I also hosted the 27th Carnival: click here to see it).
Thanks to all who’ve visited me, it means a lot that you’ve read what I’ve written, it really does.