I've just registered for my first blogathon, the blogging marathon that will take place on the TeachingEnglish site.
I got the information about it from British Council Croatia and read about how to take part on their site. I got interested for two reasons:
- the winner gets an all expenses paid trip to Glasgow to attend the IATEFL teachers' conference in March
- even if I don't win, it helps a lot with my New Year's resolution to blog more regularly.
My task is to write posts from 16 January until 12 February, about the topics like
- dealing with disruptive students,
- keeping teacher talking time down, so students speak more than we do,
- networking with colleagues nationally or internationally,
- some other topics related to teaching. Of course, my posts should be interesting to other teachers.
I've read carefully the tips for writing, which advise:
- original content,
- friendly and informal style,
- posts which are quite short, not longer than 250 words,
- tagging posts so other participants could find them, read and comment ,
- attractive titles,
- referencing any external sources,
- bullets and paragraphs to make posts readable,
- checking out blogs of other participants to comment on their posts.
I quite like the idea of writing for a period of time with a group colleagues as readers in mind, who will check out my blog from time to time (at least I hope so!).
I guess I'm ready for this blogging adventure.