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ESL, ESL Bloggers' carnival: What advice would you like to give to a TEFL teacher considering becoming a blogger? ...

ESL, ESL Bloggers' carnival: What advice would you like to give to a TEFL teacher considering becoming a blogger?

Submitted entries previewed here along with extra tips and advice. To view the full post with links to each entry:
http://kalinago.blogspot.com/2009/08/blogging-english-language-teachers-tech.html

Please note that slide 55 is by Joao Carlos Alves not JC Salves as described in the footer.

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  • English Language Teachers… Now Blogging! The Blog Carnival: Advice for New ELT bloggers hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English http://kalinago.blogspot.com
  • 27 bloggers answered writing over 40 posts, sending 2 emails What advice would you on ONE task give ELTeachers interested 23 topics. in becoming bloggers? 31 edubloggers were polled. 2 bloggers hosted ONE guest-pieces & wrote these community 4 postings contain tips for videos… you.
  • What is a blog? • A web-log we • An online magazine • A source of news in your niche • A public diary • A place to keep stuff • Anything you want it to be!
  • What is an ELT blog? • An online dialogue about teaching or learning English. • A conversation with yourself, with a private or public group of students, with a group of colleagues. • An open discussion with an enormous global community of like-minded educators. • A great way to share professional development
  • Why I blog English Language Teachers Now Blogging Vicki Hollett Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • Why I blog English Language Teachers Now Blogging Alex Case Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • Why I blog English Language Teachers Now Blogging Natasa Gojic Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • Why I blog English Language Teachers Now Blogging Tamas Lorincz Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • The basics • Each article is referred to as a post or a posting. • Each article is categorized using tags. • Newest posts are always seen first on the page. • To review previous postings: use the search function, visit the archives or click on the tags at the bottom of each posting.
  • Number of Blogs / Time as a blogger Number of blogs Time as a blogger 6% 9% less than 3mo.s 6% 22% 3 - 6 months 1 6 months - 1 year 22% 1 - 2 years 2+ 3 - 5 years over 5 years 35% Results based on poll of 32 edu-bloggers (not all ELT)
  • On getting started English Language Teachers Now Blogging Larry Ferlazzo Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On getting started English Language Teachers Now Blogging Nik Peachey Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On getting started English Language Teachers Now Blogging Shelly Terrell Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On getting started English Language Teachers Now Blogging Lindsay Clandfield on Burcu Akyol‘s Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • Writing tips • Do not only write about yourself - you're simply not that interesting. • Write in simple sentences using common words. • Blogging is not academia. • Don't try to please or impress anyone – stay yourself. • Write as if you know your readers personally.
  • On blogging with students English Language Teachers Now Blogging Carla Arena Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On blogging with students I’ve been blogging for three years , since January 2006 when I met Webheads. My first blog was a class blog : http://endelvallesi.blogspot.com I’ve uploaded a lot of different activities, from exercises to songs and games. My students enjoyed it and saw it was a different way of learning. Some of the posts take a topic developed in class and encourage more work, some are for critical thinking. Some of them are like doors to another blogs or wikis with school projects. Difficulties ? We haven’t got a good computer lab. Most of our students do this kind of homework at the weekends at home or in the nearest cybercafé. It requires time, the little time we teachers have...but isn’t it funnier than marking tests ?? (received via email) English Language Teachers Now Blogging Susana Canelo Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On blogging with students English Language Teachers Now Blogging Burcu Akyol Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On blogging with students English Language Teachers Now Blogging Illya Arnet-Clark Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • Why I blog English Language Teachers Now Blogging Toby Crowley Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • Why I blog English Language Teachers Now Blogging Graham Stanley Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On finding inspiration English Language Teachers Now Blogging Alex Case Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On finding inspiration English Language Teachers Now Blogging Janet Bianchini Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On writing great content English Language Teachers Now Blogging Siobhan Curious Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On the effect on your career English Language Teachers Now Blogging Gavin Dudeney Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On the effect on your career The internet offers everyone - from the mightiest corporation down to the smallest lone operator - the same chance of attracting readers. If you can use key words effectively, you can come up on the first page of a Google search, competing on a level playing field with the likes of the BBC or the British Council. That's a great ego boost. But the "internet as democratiser" has other benefits, apart from your pride. By writing blog posts and commenting on others, you connect with other professionals. If you combine blogging with other free tools such as LinkedIn and Twitter, you can join the "magic circle" of other bloggers, thought leaders and illuminaries. In short, an "unknown" can have as much voice and prominence as the industry greats, and has as much chance of getting opinions and ideas heard along with theirs. (via email) English Language Teachers Now Blogging Clare Whitmell Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On stuff to know: RSS/ google reader English Language Teachers Now Blogging Karenne Sylvester English Language Teachers Blogging Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ KalinagoCarnival edited by Karenne Sylvester, Kalinago English Blog English
  • On stuff to know: widgets English Language Teachers Now Blogging Ana Maria Mene Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On stuff to know: images English Language Teachers Now Blogging Vicky Saumell Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On attributing photographs • Use creative commons licensed images • Reference the photographer of the photos you use – (edit html) = • alt= "description" • title="name of photo, photographer, source" e.g. alt="carnival" title="drum drama at Kelvingrove by werewegian flickr.com" • This will show up on hover and shows you respect the photographer.
  • On embedding stuff into your blog •To embed slideshares & videos look for the share option, click, copy the code in the box. •Paste this into the edit html version of your blog posting. •Change the width and height when necessary.
  • On stuff to know: blogrolls English Language Teachers Now Blogging Karenne Sylvester Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On stuff to know: html English Language Teachers Now Blogging Shelly Terrell Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • html (see it's not so scary) • <b>writes bold</b> • <i>writes italics</i> • <br>puts a break or space between lines</br> • <center>puts something  To add a link within a comment (adding to the conversation/ you embed in the middle referencing an article etc): of your post</center> <a href="http://the url that you‘re linking.com/">text you want to appear on the page here</a>
  • On stuff to know: SEO English Language Teachers Now Blogging Anne Hodgson Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On stuff to know: urls http://myblog.com/2009/10/myposting is always better than http://myblog.com/2009/gen=?-view0p32 WHY? • If a regular reader tries to get back to a specific page on your blog she can find it again easily. • Google recognizes the relationships between your url, keywords and the text within your posting.
  • On stuff to know: making money English Language Teachers Now Blogging Miracel Juanta on Nik Peachey‘s English Language Teachers Blogging Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ KalinagoCarnival edited by Karenne Sylvester, Kalinago English Blog English
  • On stuff to know: spam Standardized, Paid For, Insincere Crap IMPORTANT – Most bloggers use a spam moderation filter to avoid these issues. AS A GENERAL RULE – Typing urls into the comments on someone else's blog is SPAM…. unless – you are adding to/ contributing to/ continuing on the conversation & are simply letting the blogger and her audience know where.
  • On stuff to know: micro-blogging English Language Teachers Now Blogging Neal Chambers Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On time Bloggers' time 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 0 hrs <1 <5 <15 <40 100+ pcm hour hours hours hours hours pcm pcm pcm pcm pcm Time-writing content responding-2-comments fixing-broken-links working-on-template updating-blogroll commenting-on-other-blogs
  • On time management English Language Teachers Now Blogging Alex Case Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On time management English Language Teachers Now Blogging Isabelle Jones Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On editorial calendars • You don´t have to post every day. Set up a rythmn that suits you and your lifestyle. • Enter the dates/times into your diary and keep these as you would any other appointment. • It´s a good idea to have a regular schedule so your readers know what to expect and when. • It prevents blogger's block.
  • Why I blog English Language Teachers Now Blogging Jeremy Day Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • Why I blog English Language Teachers Now Blogging Lindsay Clandfield Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On guesting Unless you are a NAME in the world of ELT with many, many contacts (in fact, you're new to blogging) then Always give before you ask to receive Who to give to? • Any other blogger especially ones with a larger audience / years online What to give? • Something that matches the blogger’s main subjects. • Ask the blogger what they’re currently looking for. • Your very best. Who to receive from? • Anyone in the TEFL/TESOL industry, preferably people you know/who know you (even if only virtually)! • Other bloggers, offer to exchange wherever possible. • Your most frequent commenters.
  • On audience English Language Teachers Now Blogging Alex Case Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • Why I blog / On audience English Language Teachers Now Blogging Dave Royal Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On audience Number of Visitors 10,000+ v-pcm 1001-3000 v-pcm Reihe1 101-500 v-pcm 1-10 v-pcm 0 2 4 6 8 Results based on poll of 32 edu-bloggers (not all ELT)
  • On tracking your audience English Language Teachers Now Blogging Nik Peachey Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On finding your audience / marketing = web 2.0 more 12hrs does no weekly 5-8hrs marketing weekly 3-4hrs weekly 1/2hr 2-3hrs weekly weekly 1-2hrs weekly Results based on poll of 32 edu-bloggers (not all ELT)
  • On getting good, maybe even great… •To become a great author, read the best books. • To become a great football player, watch how the best play. • To become a great blogger, read the problogs:  Darren Rowse/Problogger  Seth Godin’s blog  Chris Brogan’s blog  Liz Strauss /Successful Blog  Sue Waters/ The Edublogger
  • Why I blog English Language Teachers Now Blogging Anne Hodgson Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On blogging with others • If you don’t have time to manage a blog by yourself consider – writing articles for the bloggers – becoming a serial guest-poster – participating in a group blog
  • On what community means English Language Teachers Now Blogging Joao Carlos Salves Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On community English Language Teachers Now Blogging Nik Peachey Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On community English Language Teachers Now Blogging Karenne Sylvester Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On commenting English Language Teachers Now Blogging Özge Karaoðlu Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On commenting English Language Teachers Now Blogging Kim Cofino Advice for bloggin‘ newbies, The Blog Carnival July 2009 hosted by Karenne @ Kalinago English
  • On how to comment • Congratulate the blogger‘s ideas, expand the conversation, ask questions, disagree or ask for more information. • Always enter the captcha/ spam filter password. • If you don‘t have a blog, use your LinkedIn profile. • If you have a blog, enter the url and your name/id in the field provided. • You can comment anonymously if you wish.
  • "Blogosphere is a collective term encompassing all blogs and their interconnections. It is the perception that blogs exist together as a connected community (or as a collection of connected communities), as a social network." Wikipedia (via Burcu Akyol)
  • Join the global conversation… English Language Teachers & Bloggers
  • Last thoughts: On respect If a blogger writes about something you were about to post about: • • Link to their post, state that you´re continuing on from what you read there or presenting an alternate view. • Save your draft and publish it in a month or two. • Delete the post and come up with something new. • Continue conversations, don´t hijack ideas. • If you see a blogger doing something don't jump on his/her bandwagon & pretend the idea was yours. • Never ever copy and paste another blogger´s full post without FULL permission to do so.
  • Thank you ;-) The carnival The carnival bloggers photographers Flickr.com Alex Case Kim Cofino David Berkowitz Ana Maria Meine Larry Ferlazzo • Anne Hodgson Lindsay Clandfield • Wereweigan Burcu Akyol Miracel Juanta • Alaskan Dude • Dominic Snappybex Carla Arena Natasa Grojic • Sfmission Clare Whitmell Neal Chambers • Dave Royal Nik Peachey • Oimax Gavin Dudeney Özge Karoðlu Graham Stanley Shelly Terrell Illya Arnet Clarke Susana Canelo Darren Rowse for the 31 day challenge Janet Bianchini Tamas Lorincz Special extra thanks – Jeremy Day Toby Crowley – Chris Brogan for 40 ways to deliver killer content Joao Carlos Alves Vicki Hollet – Seth Godin for Tribes & Triiibes To read each posting within this slideshare, please visit the links on English Language Teachers Now Blogging hosted by Kalinago English http://kalinago.blogspot.com, by Karenne Sylvester. This slideshare is registered cc-sa-nd-nc which means that you are allowed to download it for your own personal training; you can embed it within one of your own postings on this theme and you may use it as a handout when training other teachers. However you may not change it, copy the concept, nor may you print publish nor sell it, neither in whole nor in part.