Blogging is a form of written communication that benefits from the internet for mass distribution. As such, when writing a blog it is essential to have something to communicate: a message that the recipients will find value in. Creating content that stands out of the too many words people read daily on the World Wide Web demands a unique, highly-interesting and engaging message to transmit.
Great communication comes from sound questions and honest answers. Becoming a person who does both well is probably the single most daunting challenge bloggers face. There are several principles for efficient written communication and marketing techniques but they come to nothing if the message is plain. So, whether you plan to start a blog or use blogs in your classroom, remember that the real purpose of blogging is not developing writing skills but rather communicating your unique personal voice to the world in a purposeful and meaningful way for you and your audience.
(If you have missed Next Step Forward's Blogging Week on social networks you can have a look at the resources here)
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I am a passionate teacher of English with more than 16 years’ experience working with all kinds of levels and age groups. A few years ago, I became interested in EdTech. Einstein´s quote "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them" has inspired me to start this blog.